Words and Music

This is my personal blog, where I can document my interests in words, music, concerts, travel, and guitar-building.

Category Archives: vermont

Stowe 2011

After a several year hiatus from the annual ski trip to Stowe, VT, Lucas and I made the it again. I hadn’t realized that the last time we were here was in 2008! Between the recession and kids going off to college, our schedules just did not line up. (I did go skiing in the […]

Stowe 2011

After a several year hiatus from the annual ski trip to Stowe, VT, Lucas and I made the it again. I hadn’t realized that the last time we were here was in 2008! Between the recession and kids going off to college, our schedules just did not line up. (I did go skiing in the […]

New Courses at Vermont Instruments!

I just checked in on the Vermont Instruments website this morning and see that they are now offering additional courses this year. The first is a 2-week banjo making course with Will Fielding. The second is a one week guitar repair course, led by Adam Buchwald. I remember Adam talking about both of these ideas […]

Vermont Instruments Guitar Building Course – Week 3

Note: This entry and others on this blog reflect my own personal experiences at Vermont Instruments, taught by George Morris, during the weeks of October 11 – November 1, 2008. I left out a lot of the details of the process in order to keep this shorter and more for a general audience. There are […]

Vermont Instruments Guitar Building Course – Week 2

Note: This entry and others on this blog reflect my own personal experiences at Vermont Instruments, taught by George Morris, during the weeks of October 11 – November 1, 2008. I left out a lot of the details of the process in order to keep this shorter and more for a general audience. There are […]

Vermont Instruments Guitar Building Course – Week 1

Note: This entry and others on this blog reflect my own personal experiences at Vermont Instruments during the weeks of October 11 – November 1, 2008. I left out a lot of the details of the process in order to keep this shorter and more for a general audience. There are plenty of good references […]

Vermont Instruments – Guitar Building Course – Introduction

Vermont Instruments Guitar Building Course – Introduction I had always wanted to build a guitar from scratch, ever since my friend, Steve, did it in Phoenix at the Roberto-Venn School (where we grew up). However, it was never a priority with music school, a family, a job, and life, in general. This past summer I […]