"Form follows function -- that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."
Frank Lloyd Wright
The above quote has become one of my main inspirations and guiding principles in building guitars. I strongly believe that a cohesive design in both structure and aesthetics is fundamental to producing exceptional instruments. These ideals could most succinctly be described as clean elegance. My approach to achieving these tonal and visual goals has continually developed over the course of my career but is rooted in the melding of science and instinct. With a formal education in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a three year apprenticeship with master luthier Sergei de Jonge, I strive to not simply keep these forces in balance, but use them collaboratively to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
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