It might seem unlikely that a brand could forge a sterling reputation so swiftly on the back of just one under-appreciated classic. Yet Ron Westwood has a background in the fine points of next-level sound quality that has helped him hone the craft quickly.
A successful career in sound-system design and acoustical engineering might seem the long way round into guitar making. But it all kinda’ makes sense when high-end electric and flat-top acoustic instruments are the goal.
There’s a lot more to this present-day pioneer than bridge and vibrato manufacturing. From probing C.F. Martin’s long-lost document archives to pondering the ethics of modern-day product design, the Minneapolis-based maker proves a real all-rounder.