Fret Boss Guitar Works, Bridgewater, VA
Sole proprietor of a fretted-instrument repair shop, specializing in fret work, customized set-ups & improvements. Sept. 2009-present
Huss & Dalton Musical Instruments, Staunton, VA
Fret technician. Jan. 2010-May 2013
Guitar Services of Austin, Austin, TX
Periodic contract work repairing fretted-instruments. 1996-2000.
● Employer/mentor Bill Giebitz’s knowledge, ability, and experience with repair, restoration, and set up are second to no one.
Erlewine Guitars, Austin, TX
Full-time apprentice. Construction and repair of stringed instruments, mostly guitars—both acoustic and electric. Work included customization, set ups, fret mills, and refrets, with a substantial percentage of my time focused on fret work. Dec. 1994-Dec. 1996
● Employer/mentor: Mark Erlewine—maker of the Lazer, Chiquita, and Automatic guitar models, as well as custom guitars for Billy Gibbons, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Winter, etc.—provided top notch repair work for world-class performers.
South Plains College, Levelland, TX
Intensive full-time course on electric guitar construction and repair of all fretted instruments, including guitar electronics. Sept. 1994-Dec. 1994
Performing Musician and Guitar Repairman
Traveled nationally making hundreds of dollars a year playing the pubs, coffee houses, and campfires of this great nation. Recorded two albums. Repair work as time allowed. 1996-present
Custom Designs, Austin/Wimberley, TX
Cabinetry and guitar construction and repair. Aug. 1999-April 2000 and May 2007-Jan. 2008