About the Luthier
My journey as a luthier began in 2001 when I completed my very first guitar. The satisfaction and joy of creating such an exquisite instrument hooked me instantly, and I knew that lutherie was my true calling. Fast forward 20 years, and I continue to pursue my passion every single day.
My love for woodworking can be traced back to my childhood, where I had the opportunity to work alongside my father, who was a skilled craftsman. It was during these formative years that I learned the intricate skills and techniques that would serve me well in my future endeavors.
Despite having a successful career as a graphic designer in advertising and publishing, I always felt drawn to fine woodworking. Building pieces of fine furniture on the side never fully satisfied my desire to create, leading me to enroll as a student of Thomas Knatt at the Luthier's workshop in Concord, Massachusetts in 2000. It was here that I discovered my true passion - lutherie.
- Patrick Morrissey
As long as I can remember I was always building something - I feel as if I was born to create. As a luthier I have a strong connection to traditional design while utilizing modern technology such as the CNC for its accuracy and repeatability but never to substitute the connection I have with the materials through traditional hand tools.
I have a lot of respect and feel an enormous amount of responsibility for the precious resources used to build my instruments, which is why I take great pride in ensuring they are designed to inspire and bring enjoyment to its owner well beyond my lifetime.
We are fortunate to live in Hopkinton, MA, best known for being the start of the Boston Marathon.