I am originally from New York City, but by way of a long and meandering journey finally moved to Vermont in 1976 to work and teach with Charles Fox at the Guitar Research and Design Center in So. Strafford, Vermont. My own school, Vermont Instruments, opened in January of 1982. Along with guitar work I also built houses and worked as a professional cook, and jazz drummer. I’ve been a consultant for Yamaha Guitars, and since 2005 have been in partnership with Balinese craftsmen building guitars in Bali. Photos of that work can be found here.
I’m not building houses or cooking professionally any more, but I’m still playing music, and occasionally sailing around on the lake, or in the garden. I live with my wife, Pippa, who is a painter and surface design artist, and not far from my three children, my grand-daughter Katie and grand-son Clyde.