Danny’s Resume

LUTHERIE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING Fret boss wearing work goggles, standing beside a guitar undergoing major surgery.Fret Boss Guitar Works
Staunton, VA

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)
Sept. 2009-present

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
Staunton, VA

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
Austin, TX

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.

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

Completed intensive full-time course on electric guitar construction and repair of all fretted instruments, including guitar electronics.
Aug. 1994-Dec. 1994

Performing Musician

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