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Michael Colbert
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I'm based in uptown Port Townsend where I live with my wife, Karen. I was a general contractor for 35 years retiring around 2013. I started building my first guitar in 2010 with the help of William Cumpiano's book. That build happened on my dining room table (I have a very tolerant wife!) and it played when I was finished. I was hooked! In 2012 after having built 4 instruments, I attended Ervin Somogyi's voicing class where my biggest takeaway was how lightly an instrument could be built and not implode. I have since built around 30 instruments, mostly ss guitars, with an A style octave mandolin and a couple of Ukes tossed in there somewhere.

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