Today we take a moment to celebrate twenty-five years in business! On October 1, 1995, it all began in the Huss garage in Staunton, VA. After a year or so, we moved into a building 10 miles south in Stuarts Draft, VA, and occupied it for 3 years. In 1999, we purchased our current location in Staunton, VA, and we added the 416 building in 2008. The tides have ebbed and flowed over the years but we are honored our guitars hang alongside some of the most respected builders today. Our thanks go out to each of you that continue to support us and help to make the world better through music. Thank you.
Last June 2019, we procured Master grade Brazilian Rosewood back and side sets from the personal collection of Walter Lipton, founder of Euphonon Co. We bought supplies from him over the years. Walter reached out to us offering his collection and we were thrilled he did. The ideas for our 25th Anniversary began with this wood.
In Walter's words, from his email, " These are from my personal stock, and have been seasoning in my loft for about 40 years. Very hard and dense, with glasslike tap-tone. The backs are cut the full width of a small tree, so include the tree center. Because the tree is small, the center flat sawed section is also small and most of the wood has ~vertical grain. The sides are vertical grain. The wood is very stable and lies nice and flat. This wood is gorgeous."