A Little About Me
Even though I came from a non-musical family, I was moved by the music I heard on the 45 rpm records my brothers bought and played. I thought to play music, a person needed to be gifted. I never had the opportunity to try and play an instrument until I my junior in high school. A friend of mine showed me some chords on his guitar. I didn’t think he was any smarter or more talented then me, so I thought maybe I can do this. I still recall the awesome feeling of playing a chord correctly. After many years of playing cover songs, a friend, who wrote and sang his songs, would hand me lyrics and say, come up with the music for this. He also encouraged me to write my own songs.
In 2002 a luthier friend offered to let me build a guitar in his shop. Under his guidance I made my first guitar, which I still treasure today. I have been inspired to build ukuleles, lyres, guitars, and a bouzouki.
I have worked metal and wood for many years, and have been a general maker of things. My wife and I built our house and also formed a company around a game we invented called Eclipse Ball, check it out! I hold two patents, one for a metal working tool and one on a flying ball we call the Satryan Ball.
It is my pleasure to share the creations I have been gifted with in hopes that they bring a few smiles.