Michael Bashkin has been making and repairing guitars for over 25 years in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been a featured presenter at the Guild of American Luthiers convention, published articles in American Lutherie, and been invited to exhibit at guitar shows worldwide. His journey to become a luthier came after working as a Soil Scientist for the US Forest Service and studying forest ecosystems in the tropics, mountain west and the Arctic. Michael’s acoustic guitars emphasize the natural beauty of wood with art nouveau and art deco inlays and his guitars are sold and collected worldwide. He is also the host of the popular Luthier on Luthier podcast for the Fretboard Journal Magazine.