After 4 years at EAI, the company closed the entertainment
division and my wife and I came to Colorado. I took a job at the Art Institute
of Colorado teaching computer animation. My interest in building musical
instruments grew stronger, and I built a solidbody guitar. The concept
of a carefully sculpted 'model' that doesn't simply look beautiful, but
instead sounds, feels and responds beautifully...now that was gratifying
Soon afterward I made the leap and quit my job to become
an apprentice in Edward V. Dick's repair shop. For several years after
the apprenticeship, Edward and I collaborated to produce a line of steel
string flattop guitars under the name Victor Guitars.
I now have a large basement shop in my house in Broomfield
where I build and do guitar repair by appointment.
My medical illustration training has ingrained in me an
attention to detail that I now apply to lutherie. I am still a computer
modeler, and computer animation allows me to experiment with different
instrument designs before they are built. It also is helpful in communicating
my ideas to clients and marketing my guitars since I can render out images
of these 'virtual guitars' that look like photographs. I hope that you
enjoy my website. And please, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions
you might have.