I don't do reviews. I'm cynical and generally find most readily available commodities unexceptional. This guitar is different and this is why.
Art begets Art.
This guitar isn't the product of a sterile computer spinning a carbide bit at 20,000 rpm. It's the product of a man in a shed investing thousands of hand strokes with wooden handled chisels, files and rasps.
This is Patrick's passion and he invests his soul into these instruments to inspire and proliferate art of their own.
This isn't the gaudy blonde strutting Rodeo Dr in stilletos flaunting her silicone investments. This is that farm-bred gal with a little dirt under her finger nails that can ride a horse, make you laugh and is dynamite in the sack. This guitar is marriage material and for me, it's til death do us part.
I owned a Hufschmid once before and like so many of us have, I foolishly let it slip away. Like all good things in life it took hard work, time and effort to acquire another one and I won't make the same mistake twice.
If you are in the market and value these qualities get in touch with Patrick and live happily ever after.
If you are not in a position to purchase a guitar, get some affordable inspiration and contact Saltine Guitars, Hufschmid's only USA pickup and plectrum dealer. He's an absolute gentleman and genuine ambassador of Patrick's work.