I’m very proud of my workshop. I built it myself so that it would be the perfect work space for me, my tools and the wonderful wood I acquire for every special project. I recently built a new addition to the workshop, giving me a little more space for finish work and repair jobs. I did everything by hand, from digging post holes, to tarring the posts before laying in concrete, to framing and banging in the walls, to complex shelving inside to hold the tiniest guitar parts.
In many ways, my workshop is a sanctuary where I can be creative and develop a unique relationship with every guitar I make. I’ve setup a superb sound system which helps create the mood with ambience from my favorites like John and Bucky Pizzarelli. It also helps me test and tune every instrument I make.
My workshop has a special wood storage area that maintains appropriate temperature and humidity for guitar wood. This is especially important during the aging process in order to prepare the wood for manipulation.