%>
Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

378
Banjo Lovers Online


View desert rose's Homepage

desert rose

You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact desert rose.


desert rose has 170 friends. View entire friends list.

Nancy
Nancy
Banjowen
Banjowen
vfhamilton
vfhamilton
leodeluxe
leodeluxe
Emiel
EmielPlayers Union Member
TN_Picker
TN_Picker
acutab
acutab
Tony Pass
Tony Pass

FriendFeed

Click for Details

Ken LeVan replied to topic 'Block rim thickness' 7 hrs

Click for Details

TN Time replied to topic 'Mid 70's Fender Artist For Sale' 19 hrs

Click for Details

Bart Veerman replied to topic 'fret edge dressing?' 1 day

Click for Details

TN Time replied to topic 'Mid 70's Fender Artist For Sale' 1 day

Click for Details

Ken LeVan replied to topic '12" TuBaTone with a video' 1 day

Click for Details

Ken LeVan replied to topic 'Block rim thickness' 1 day

Click for Details

Ken LeVan replied to topic 'Block rim thickness' 1 day

Click for Details

Leslie R replied to topic 'December 7, 1941' 1 day

Click for Details

rbfour5 posted a forum topic 'Mid 70's Fender Artist For Sale' 1 day

Click for Details

rbfour5 posted a forum topic 'Parts Banjos For Sale!' 1 day

Click for Details

Leslie R replied to topic '1925 Granada on Facebook' 1 day

Click for Details

rbfour5 posted a classified ad '(untitled)' 1 day

Click for Details

rbfour5 posted a classified ad 'Parts Banjo- Hatfield neck' 1 day

Browse History >


Newest Photos

see all >

Experience Level: Purty Good

desert rose has made 17 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

Interests:
[Teaching] [Helping]

Occupation: Stringed instrument craftsman, engineer and consultant

Gender: Male
Age: 69

Classified Rating: (+1)
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 2/7/2003
Last Visit 11/27/2022

From 1973 to 1974 worked in a Government secure machine shop making internal engine components for rocket and jet engines. Starting in 1974 studied acoustic instrument repair and restoration at McCabes Guitar shop, and banjo building from Larry Brown.This lasted three years formally. In 1977 made my first instrument a five string banjo. March 1977 to October 1984 CBS Fender Musical Instruments. 1977 to 1980 lead a team building Jazz Master and Jazz bass necks in the woodshop. 1980 to 1984 Research and Developement, sole Factory Masterbuilder of stringed instruments, building prototype guitars and artist special order guitars. 1984 to 1986 Factory Supervisor of Charvel Jackson Musical instruments. 1986 to 1990 Charvel guitars Japan production project manager and engineer. 1990 to 2001 Fujigen Musical Instruments. 1990 to 1994 Research and Developement making prototype samples and artist guitars for Fender, Ibanez, Yamaha, Greco Casio G and L etc. 1994 to 2001Quality Control Engineer and Inspector for Fender and Ibanez guitars 1994 Founded Desert Rose Musical Instruments 2001 Founded Stringed Instrument Technologies with partner Nick Sugimoto, concentrating on detailed consultant projects with Western and Asian manufacturers and suppliers and distributors. Offering engineering, design, quality control, artist relations and marketing assistance. 1977 to 1986 had my own private repair and construction shop concentrating on acoustic instruments mostly acoustic guitars and five string banjos. Current consulting work deals with electric guitars and a lot with acoustic guitar and banjo developement capabilities in Asia, bringing their knowlege base up to par and stretching the envelope to allow them to compete with American quality at their price, thus writing a new chapter in the music business.

Hide these ads: join the Players Union!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.5