I have been tearing apart and modifying instruments since I was about 14. The driving force behind it was the inspiration from Eddie Van Halen with his Frankenstrat guitar. My first few guitar builds were exact copies of the Frankenstrat, the ’78 Frank, and the Bumblebee guitar. Working on these and perfecting them only drove me to work on bigger/more difficult projects. I started modifying my Les Paul, my Fenders, several of my Ibanez guitars, and just about anything else I could get my hands on. Fast forward 10+ years later and I’ve had hundreds of instruments pass through my hands. I’ve done full restorations on incredibly expensive guitars, vintage acoustics, banjos (including one from the 1800’s), ukuleles, mandolins, bass guitars, etc. Within the timeline of extensively working on instruments, amplifiers and pedals were never out of the question. Studying the work of Leo Fender, Jim Marshall, Mike Soldano, James Brown (Peavey 5150/JSX), Dave Friedman, and other brilliant designers led me to want to restore/modify amplifiers. I’ve even started my own pedal company that hand builds/paints each and every pedal that we create. Working on instruments and music equipment is just one of the many loves that I have for music as a whole.