How are you doing? Are you headed to Winfield again this year? I'll for certain be there myself. I guess last year just wasn't enough abuse and punisment for me, so I'm headed back for more.
Hope to see you there, although it would be nice not to have to follow both you and Kyle again!
Dont think I am being rude, but when I first saw you name I thought that my daughter was mucking around. Her name is Kate Pickett...lol
Thanks for the request and will now go and check out your vids.
I grew up very poor and my first guitar was a Sears Silvertone, that I bought for 6 dollars, after selling my bike. I was 12 years old. I then got a Woolworths guitar for Christmas when I was 15. My mother knew I wanted to play, but did not have the money for a nice one. In 1971, I bought a very nice Yamaha for myself. I got married the next year, and had two kids, so it was 1977 until I bought another, which was an Alvarez Yari. I waited about twenty years to buy another. I found a Martin 00-18 at an auction and bought it for $600. The bridge was loose, so I had that fixed and put another $300 into it. Then I sold that one on ebay and got $1400 for it. Then I bought an HD-28B with that money, plus some more. I was 55 years old by then. So it didn't happen overnight. Now I am building guitars for my grandkids. I don't even know if they will play. The oldest is 6. If they do, they will have a nice guitar to play.
Hi Kade! Thanks for the invitation. I just joined today. I am a player turned builder. I have been playing over 40 years. I have been a woodworker for 20 plus years and decided to learn how to build guitars. I went to school at Custom Pearl Inlay in New York for two weeks and learned guitar construction and inlay from Dave Nichols. I have a large, well equiped workshop and I am just getting started building guitars. I built one while in school with Dave, and it is the best playing and sounding guitar I own. I will post pictures as I progress. How about you? What is your history with guitars?
Thanks for the invitation, Kade, I see you're a songwriter! I love your gray monotone color site. My regular job is a millwright,so, I deal with fabrication of stainless, mild steel, aluminum, etc, and some of the brushed finishes that I end up using on hotrod engine applications (my email is firstname.lastname@example.org), and your page made me think of those textures. A coworker of mine, a welder, created a diamond-plate aluminum covered Gibson that sounds incredible, and looks very funky,,,,I'll try to get a pic of it...Rock on, Brother.................Dale Lardie