I was honored to be included in Guitar Player Magazine’s ULTIMATE HIGH-END ACOUSTIC ROUNDUP in the August 2013 Issue. It was a thrill to receive an Editors Pick among such an illustrious group of guitar makers. To check out the article in Guitar Player click here and go to page 4!
The process of building a custom guitar is very involved and personal – for both artist and luthier. Many times the product of this collaboration is not only a great instrument, but also a great friendship. Such was the case with my collaboration with Ronnie Montrose. Throughout my friendship with Ronnie I never saw a hint of “Rock Star Ego” or pretense. Ronnie was the most down to earth, sincere, genuine person you could ever know. With the heart of an artist and the mind of an engineer, Ronnie lived his life with a passion few of us will ever feel.
Ronnie Montrose was an incredibly gifted musician, a gourmet cook, an avid fisherman, a loving husband and father, and a great friend. I miss him dearly.
Ronnie Montrose was recently at Polarity Post Production Sound Studio in San Francisco CA where he used his Brock Acoustics Small Jumbo to record songs for his upcoming, “Ronnie Montrose Live at the Uptown!” DVD. Many of you know Ronnie as the legendary rock guitarist with his Platinum selling groups Montrose and Gamma, but what you may not know is that he is an accomplished and dedicated acoustic musician as well. I’ll post more info about his new DVD as it nears it’s release date!