LUTHERIE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING Fret Boss Guitar Works
Sole proprietor of a fretted-instrument repair shop, specializing in fret work, customized set-ups & improvements. (Moved shop from Bridgewater to Staunton in 2018)
Huss & Dalton Musical Instruments
Jan. 2010-May 2013
Guitar Services of Austin
Periodic contract work repairing fretted-instruments.
- Employer/mentor Bill Giebitz’s knowledge, ability, and experience with repair, restoration, and set up are second to no one.
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
Intensive full-time course on electric guitar construction and repair of all fretted instruments, including guitar electronics.
Sept. 1994-Dec. 1994
Traveled nationally making hundreds of dollars a year playing the pubs, coffee houses, campfires, and Moose lodges of this great nation. Recorded two albums.
1996-now & always