Call me Mark.
I am currently building and repairing guitars in Richmond Va. I
have been doing this for many years having first opened my own
repair shop in 1990.
I apprenticed in a boat joinery shop in the late 1970`s, where I
received a good background in fine woodworking. I feel this
gives me a unique insight in the qualities of wood, glue, and other
materials. I always have done guitar repair on the side, so it was
a natural transition to Luthiery.
I have been playing the guitar for over 40 years, having studied
with many great players including Jerry Fields. I gig occasionally,
playing Jazz and classical, among other styles. Recently I have
played the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and the Mayflower in DC.
I am very dedicated to my craft and a good job is very important
to me. I hope I will be able to help you with your instrument.
I am a member of GAL(Guild of American Luthiers)
ASIA (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans)
Former Member of the Panama Canal Yacht Club
Future member of Dunkirk Yacht Club