The love of offset waist guitars like the Jazzmaster or Jaguar drove me to think that there's a perfect guitar out there for everyone yet to discover OR to build!
20 years ago I refinished my first guitar. I couldn't afford a vintage Jazzmaster in a custom colour so I had to refinish a Japanes version myself. The hunt for the right colour itself was such a thrill and after that I was hooked!
Marking the latest build as No 21 (counting guitars/basses built from scratch, not refinishes or partsmasters), I've come a long way and learned a lot about building a guitar.
I'm a musician. And I know what works and what doesn't.
I know the feel of a good vintage instrument and I know how to transform THAT feeling into a new creation.
I know the feel of a brand new instrument, and the sense of being the first to touch it too.