Yesterday I went to pick up my Teye guitar. For those unfamiliar with my quest, background information is here http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=387258&highlight=teye+zemaitis It was easily one of the coolest experiences I've ever gotten to be a part of. Teye lives in Manor, TX just northeast of Austin which is about 3 hours from my house. It is a beautiful spot out in the country. (What's Eating Gilbert Grape was filmed in Manor, TX) I can't tell you how eagerly I've waited for an email from Teye telling me my guitar was done. Knowing that I'd make that 3 hour drive in 2.5 or less when something this beautiful was waiting for me. I met Teye just before lunch out at his house. He, as always, was very warm and welcoming. He invited me in out of the 103 degree heat into his house and I was immediately greeted with this sight Hard not to stare at something like that... Anyways, we sit down and have an espresso and discuss how things are going. For those that don't know, Teye has recently built up his business from what was previously a small one man operation, to a small multi-man operation. He's gone from working in the equivalent of a closet or living room, to having a dedicated workshop on his property. He invited me to go visit his shops, and I obliged. Now. Back into the house where the real fun begins. Teye is a huge Rolling Stones fan, so when it came time to play the guitars it was nothing other than a huge, Stones approved, Ampeg stack. I actually started out by playing Teye's Zemaitis guitar that he got from Tony. Then of course Teye showed me how a real musician does it. Do some research. Teye can hold his own with just about anyone on the guitar. Don't even get me started on what he can do with a Flamenco guitar in his hands. Now it was time to play mine. Now realize that I had just put down a Tony Zemaitis masterpiece (valued somewhere between a nice luxury sedan and a small house), to pick up Teye's masterpiece. Mine sounds better. Teye showed me the multitiude of sounds you can coax out of the Electric Gypsy, and I was just completely blown away. After an hour or so of playing guitars (including an original Dan Armstrong, and one of Teye's A-Series guitars), it was time to pack her up and head back home. Teye has left nothing to chance. All of the instructions and booklets I received with my guitar provided me with everything I need to care for this fabulous instrument on my own. Here is one last shot with the master and his children Teye goes beyond customer service. As I'm sure other owers of his instruments know, when you buy a Teye guitar you buy the man who built them too. I've never purchased a high-end guitar before, but I just want to make it clear by saying that I have never had this level of service before, in anything. Our country is a better place with wonderful people like Teye in it. It was a long drive back to Ft. Worth, and I could not keep from looking in the back seat to make sure it was really there and not some fantastic dream. It was still there. Here are some shots of the most beautiful woman in the world holding my new child. Thank you Teye. My friend for life.