There is a certain friendliness in old guitars, that you don’t often feel in new instruments. And yet, I want to rather create new than to repeat the past. I’ve worked hard for years to grasp that magic of the old world and to merge it into my new guitars.
MAKING THE CANDY APPLE RED PIE
Looking back on the time I designed the Sooty- I was hooked on prog rock and fusion jazz. Genesis, Kansas, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jukka Tolonen, Jeff Beck – refined music that sets the bar high for the guitar. In these gigantic footsteps, the Duke literally initiated my quest for the holy grail.