I started playing the clarinet at the age of seven in 3rd grade playing marching band and shortly graduated to playing sax in district bands, and high school jazz band. After high school I started playing sax in clubs with rock bands.
In 1987 I got a job at fender musical instruments and in 1995 I earned the title of masterbuilder. During this time I built guitars for Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Sammy Hagar, John Mayer, Babyface, Tina Marie, Ernie Isley, the band Asleep at the Wheel, Kenny G's band just to name a few.
I left fender in 2006 and pursued a solo career playing sax. I still continue to work as a guitart builder and have worked for several guitar company most memorable Premier Builders Guild In Arroyo Grande CA,. I was hired in to build the D'Angelico Jazz arch top.
I'm currently living in Pismo beach playing with five different bands and have 4 duets playing night clubs, wineries, special events, and other venues.
You can reach Art by contacting him through Chords and Vines.