Maurice McMurry, I am not a musician. I am a Carpenter with an interest in instruments. I try to build a few simple instruments each winter. I hope to spend more time in my shop in upcoming years. For now I mostly lurk around the web.
In 1998 I started to do construction projects for the Mid Missouri Mandolin Company and remodeling projects for its staff. I was also tasked with developing and building the octave mandolin and electric mandolin.
In 2005 the Franklin Guitar Company moved part its operations to an adjoining workspace and I started an apprenticeship there.
Mr. Kukich trained me to build guitars, I took notes.