Last august 2013's rensition of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival I
decided to retire effective immediately, and I did. In my retirement I
plan to build guitars. The difference is that I do not insist that the
work pays all of the bills, as it has for most of my career. This
allows me to work at a more relaxed pace, and to puruse some of my
other interests. I continuse to honor all warranty issues tham may come
up in a timely fashion.
- JB/2 is my standard 1/2" total
discrepancy MultiSacale (JB) divided by two, a 1/4" discrepance
MultiScale. Ay first blush it may sound too subtle to be worth the
trouble, but results bear it out as noticeably superior to convention 1
length fret sacal systems. I am a believer, and have made about a dozen
examples at this point.
<>Brazilian Rosewood has become a
controlled substance! It can no longer be bought or sold legally within
the US. I have quite a bit and continue to make guitars with it as it
is the best material for the purpose I have encountered. Eventually, it
seems I will have quite a few of the worlds greatest guitars to choose
from when I feel like playing. Perhaps a solution will present itself
before it's "too late".
- I no longer have
a meaningful backlogue of work. If you want a guitar it will still take
at least 6 months to make it as the planning stages cannot be overrated
in their importance. The work itself goes quite quickly, about 7 weeks
elapsed time at this stage.
- I will be attending the Woodstock Invitational Guitar
Showcase in late October, 2014.
considerable time into creating a List of
all my instrument work since day one! Unfortunately, I didn't realize I
was pursueing my lifes work for the first several years, and there is
much I do not recall. Please have a look, and if you know something I
haven't recorded, let me know. I have included the customers or current
owners names in many cases, and if yours is there against your wishes,
let me know and it will go.
- I have been spending
a lot more time write stuff. I am working on a book sized project
and making decent headway. I am also writing some smaller things, and
they are liable to show up on my musings page. I
just put a story about my relationship with the Multi-Scale
concept up. Encourage me if you like! If you don't like it, keep it to
yourself as I am fragile about this new endevor. Thanks!
- I have recently
updated my Testimonials page. I
resisted this kind of self-promotion for years, but it turns out people
feel a lot less at risk treating themselves to my work knowing that
they are not tthe only one. You are not alone!