LUTHERIE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING Fret Boss Guitar Works
Sole proprietor of a fretted-instrument repair shop, specializing in fret work, repair, and customized set-ups & improvements.
(Shop moved from Bridgewater, VA to Staunton in 2018)
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, VA
Continuing Education Instructor. Classes included Guitar Maintenance and Basic Repair, Beginning Guitar, Country Guitar, Beginning Mandolin, etc.
Sept. 2017-March 2020
Huss & Dalton Musical Instruments
Fret technician. These folks build great guitars. I must have fretted well over 800 of them during my three years on staff.
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
Completed intensive full-time course on electric guitar construction and repair of all fretted instruments, including guitar electronics.
Aug. 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