On a recent trip to Big Bend National Park(highly recommended!), I was able to reconnect with my old pal. He isn't training Arabian horses anymore, but he is building some extraordinary electric guitars. Although hard at work on numerous orders, I got to see his skunkworks, where the magic happens. I recognized a few names on guitars being built. You lucky few are in good hands. I would love to be in the club, but while we are in the depths of the R-word, that is not likely. Still, it was a blast to catch up with the master, and the Chihuahuan desert was magnificent.