Shop-Portrait-1500x1000-1024x682.jpeg

After completing my first guitar in 2001, I was hooked…I knew this is where I wanted to focus my talents.  I found my passion as a luthier – 20 years later I continue to do what I love every day.

 

My love of woodworking goes back to my childhood. My father was a craftsman and working alongside him as a young boy I learned the skills necessary for fine woodworking. Of course, at the time I was unaware I would return to woodworking many years later and how these skills would serve me so well.

 

I had a successful 20-year career in advertising/publishing as a graphic designer, but the calling for fine woodworking was always there. On the side I built many pieces of fine furniture – but it never completely satisfied my woodworking desire.  So, in 2000 I became a student of Thomas Knatt at the Luthier’s workshop in Concord Massachusetts.  My passion was found.

Patrick Morrissey

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.  

Photo May 07, 4 28 04 PM (1).jpg

We are fortunate to live in Hopkinton, MA, best known for being the start of the Boston Marathon. 

boston-marathon-events-social.jpg