Posted on Dec 19 2014 10:46 AM
_You stated that Nokie is now having you build these HH guitars.
I did build him a number of them in 2012 and 2013.
I looked at your website - it mentions nothing about the Hitchhiker.
That's because I was not marketing them. Nokie was.
_ Politely, it's kind of bare bones.__
I'm pretty busy with orders this year, and have several prototypes being hatched as we speak. I am going to redo it, maybe, but I spent years in the web business, and I'd rather make sawdust at the moment. I haven't hjad too much trouble rustling up business.
That aside, just how long does it take you to produce this guitar?
I built the last one for Nokie in a week.
_ As you may have read, some buyers have waited YEARS for their HH guitar.
I would suggest that you talk to the marketing dept of HH, and not the production dept, if you get my drift.
Has that been improved upon since you took over making them?
I can't say, as I stopped making them last year.
Do you work at this full time or is it a sideline for you?
Not sure why this is important to this questioning. It is a starting to feel like a deposition. Fulltime.
The fact that your own band mates didn't know you are building the HH (according to forum thread) gives me pause.
Pause for what? What are you saying? I started playing with these guys about 5 months ago, well after I stopped makin HH's. I don't tell everyone everything I do. It looks like you are implying something about me, and I'm not sure what the deal with that is.
Maybe you can put some HH buyers - present and future - at ease?
I doubt that I can. Someone in Nashville may be making the HH now, but I don't know if that is happening or not. As with any small production or custom item, the buyer really has to make an informed decision to lay out his cash. People fork out 50K for a Dumble amp with no delivery date even intimated at, so go figure.
Please understand I'm not trying to be rude, and I hope that my responses don't come off that way. But please, if anyone has any questions or problems with their Hitchhikers, direct them to Nokie.
Look, a lot of fine guitar makers have attempted this HH thing, and I was just the latest. They are really neat guitars, and I learned a hell of a lot working for Nokie, and for that I am grateful. Hey, I was in business with a Venture! But in the end, I had to move on to other projects.
I hope that clears things up, at least on my end.