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My grandfather married a Cherokee
Indian and moved to Ohio being coal miner and guitar player. My dad
is born in Tennessee. There I was born in 1967. As a kid I enjoyed
the mountains and hills in Tennessee.
My guitar history started at the age of 14. I got my first guitar
in Philadelphia. Made in Asia. A plywood guitar. At that time I
thought: What a cool guitar! - I learned better.
I graduated and became an electrician. At the same time wood
crafting took hold of me. In California I realized I could merge my
love for guitars and wood. In 1997 I found an apprenticeship at
Munich Repair Shop.
After my exams I was hired as a luthier at Stevens.
I made a nice production of guitars each year. Skills and
craftsmanship was required in all aspects. From stocking wood to
mounting machine heads. Chosing the characteristic wood for the
desired tone. Buffing up the finish to high gloss and machinery
maintenance. Even something very simple like why it's important to
have sharp tools. Ever since then I 've gained experience. By making
my own guitars.
Today I feel the demand for highend handmade guitars.
Luthier Patrick Queener.