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ABOUT ME

 

My name is Patrick Morrissey, and I have the privilege of building custom acoustic guitars in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.  My focus is steel string acoustic guitars which I take great pride in choosing only the finest tone woods for every instrument I build.  My guitars are based in traditional design with modern features and meticulous precision in every detail.

 

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.

Build Philosophy

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.  

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John Mitchel, Patrick Morrissey, and John Oates on September 9, 2023

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