Its been 25 years since I first discovered a major release was recorded on one of my guitars. It turned out to be a classic solo guitar recording.
I'm not sure where things would have gone had I not been part of Solo Guitar, Earl is one of the leading guitarist in the world over the last 40 years. I was told 12 guitars were auditioned for the project, in the end 2 of my guitars were used. mostly just one, a cedar top I made in 1986.
I was thrilled when I learned that Earl recorded a duet on Midnight in San Jaun using one of my guitars with Toots Theilemans. The legend of the harmonica.
In the summer of 92 I made Earl my first Resonator guitar, like the one in this cover photo.
It was only because of his desire to have this special sound that this model became a part of my career.
Over the last number of years a guitar I made for Earl in 1991 has been his main stage instrument. Artistic relationships transcend any form of marketing.
For a quarter century Earl has been a major part of my legacy as a guitar maker.