In my life as in my work, I am passionate about well-designed products and high standards of craftsmanship. For this reason, I sometimes go as far as making my own tools to use in building my instruments, when no commercially available tools satisfy me. Of course, I am also a firm believer in supporting talented artisans by buying and using their high-quality files, planes, and chisels to design and make my guitars. For me, every little detail counts. I approach each stage of the fabrication process with equal care and thoroughness.
I started building guitars professionally in 2011 after three years of studies at the Bruand Guitar School in Montreal, Canada, where I learned classical and acoustic guitar making and design as well as basic tool-handling techniques. An applied arts course complemented this training at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. Afterward, to expand my knowledge and increase my expertise in design techniques, I became an apprentice of Master Luthier Stephen Marchione in Houston, Texas. He instilled in me a love of traditional lutherie techniques and a dedication to impeccable, uncompromising work. He also helped me to refine my dexterity and my woodworking skills.
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