Q: Who are your influences in guitar making, especially those that may not be as obvious?
A: Before I even got into guitar-making I was fascinated by the work of Carl Thompson, the guy who builds those amazing basses for guys like Les Calypool. Those were so different from other instruments that I saw. But after I started my own career I made it clear that I didn't want to follow or copy Thompson's work. I wanted to find my own shape and style.
Then it happened. By the influence of Mosrite, Fender and other offset models, I created the T.Family, my own shape and a playground for all kinds of combinations and visions to fulfill the customers' dreams. And my own, too!
Q: Do you have influences outside of music and woodworking that you draw on in your guitars?
Must admit that things like old cars, furniture and architecture have been a big influencer to me, especially in relic styles, colors and materials. I love everything with rough and worn out surfaces and rust. One big name for me is also Paul Bigsby. I think he is the real inventor of electric guitar and I really want to share his attitude: "I can build anything!"