It all started when...
A young kid in New Hampshire caught the guitar building bug. Nick built his first bass when he was only 15 years old. Like most kids, he took shop class in high school. Unlike most kids, he snuck pieces of wood into class and secretly built guitars. His time in the shop is more above-board these days, but high school shop class was the spark that is his childlike obsession with building immaculate instruments.
See Nick talk about shop class here -- PG-13 (language).
Carved to perfection
Building in the shadow of giants...
Although they've never met, Nick learned to build by studying the background of pictures Carl Thompson posted to his website in the late 90's and early 2000's.
Inspiration comes in many forms but to Nick it has most often come in the shape of a CT scroll horn.
To hear Nick talk about Thompson's work is to hear true reverence.
See more here -- PG-13 (language).