The rumors of my retirement are definitely premature, but since I have not promoted my amps, it's been mainly word-of-mouth, and people say a lot of things...somehow it got to be "common knowledge" that I am retired from amp building...simply, this is not true. I have been here all along, building great sounding amps for great players.
This video shows me making guitars ~30 years ago, in Memphis. This is around the same time I met Shawn Lane and designed and built the Gold Amp.
I started out making guitars and amplifiers at a young age. I would make them out of whatever I could get my hands on. My early guitar amps started from modified car radios, and whatever else I could find in the trash. Flashing forward to my early twenties, where in Boston, I was an in-demand luthier, and also in demand for repairs and modifications on tube amplifiers. I then began making my own original-design amps, focusing primarily on high-power, single-ended, Class A, guitar amps.