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Keith Richards

In 1990, I had just completed my first Electric Nylon guitar when Pierre DeBeauport, then guitar tech for The Rolling Stones, came to the shop to prepare us for working on their instruments in preparation for The Steel Wheels tour.  I showed the Electric Nylon to Pierre and he thought Keith Richards might be interested[…]>>

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CITES, LACEY and Endangered Species Laws

There has been a lot of media coverage of the second raid on the Gibson factory in Nashville by armed U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents on August 24.   I was asked by the local NPR station, WNYC, to be a guest on their program “Soundcheck” to discuss these issues, along with Fretboard Journal contributor[…]>>