I’m a huge TSO fan and when @it's me HHBoffered to help make the connection between me and his friend Dustin Brayley, who is an extremely talented player and overall awesome guy, I was beyond excited! Over the course of the past year, we managed to get the DC prototype into his hands as well as spec out a custom guitar for the tour this year. I occasionally will hand deliver one of my guitars, and so I took the opportunity to head out to California this fall and hand it off to Dustin just before he headed to the TSO tech rehearsals. I don’t know how you guys that travel with guitars on planes do it on a regular basis - what a PITA, lol.
Dustin is with the East Coast tour, so I grabbed a few tickets to see the show and the TSO Shishkov in action when they came to Hartford this past weekend. The show did not disappoint, and it was great to be able to catch up after the show with Dustin and meet some very talented musicians.
I love making these guitars, and it really brings it home for me when I get the opportunity to watch them being played by such talented people. It’s even cooler when i get to see one of my builds in a show like the TSO. Thanks for helping to make this happen Bill- as a small builder, it’s not always easy to make the meaningful connections, and the grassroots support is appreciated more than you guys can know.
So, now that I’ve typed way more than I normally do, let’s get to the serious stuff - guitar pics! 🎸