JOHN RESSLER is a former dairy farmer, brick mason, Bible college graduate who is currently a master stair builder and has an unquenchable obsession with guitars and other instruments that have strings. A partner at Designed Stairs, he has designed and built high end luxury stairs for 30 years in the Chicago area. When not building stairs, John tends his apple orchard, mows grass, and builds high end guitars for many talented musicians. John has taught this fine art to nearly 300 first time instrument builders. He is author of the book Pickin’ Stick: Building a Stringed Instrument. He resides in Sandwich, IL with his wife Roberta, who is also an avid supporter of all of the above activities.