I grew up in Southern CA real near Glendale, and my parents (who have been gone from CA for about 19 years) just recently moved TO Glendale, and my wife and I flew out for Christmas and New Year's, so while we were here I decided it would be foolish not to try to go over and see Ron's shop. We just got back from there, and what a cool experience. Ron is the nicest guy you could ever meet, and was very hospitable and gracious in showing us around and talking about guitars. He's got some of the coolest wood and makes some of the most unbelievable guitars in the world. It was so cool to see where it all happens and all of the cool equipment and guitars in progress. Just great, great stuff. [And no, I didn't get any photos...sorry!] =( To those who have Ron building a guitar for you, my apologies for interrupting him today! ;-) I plan on getting an order in myself, once he starts taking custom orders again. Ron, THANK YOU for welcoming us and showing us around, and for being gracious with your time...we very much appreciate it. Keep up the great work!