This was a truly great moment for me (that's me on the right), watching John Hiatt play one of my guitars, and enjoying it! He liked it so much that he's asked me to build him one, and he's using this one now for his live shows!
Lyle commented on how my guitar sounded like it was an old vintage guitar that had been played for decades, even though it was brand new. I told him that I put special care and effort into how I make my guitars' bracing so that it sounds "played in" from the get-go. I'd say more about it here, but I suppose it's one of my trade secrets! In any case, Lyle wants me to build him one now too.