Oh Humboldt County. Now that the Discovery Channel is devoting not one, but TWO new "reality" shows to the weed industry in Humboldt County, we've got to try even harder to remind the outside world that there is a lot more going on here besides our "agricultural" industry. This week's North Coast Journal devotes a huge spread to photo pictorials of SEVEN local luthiers.
I've gotta say... Humboldt County is kind of Nirvana for woodworkers. We've got an astounding lumberyard (Almquist Lumber), as well as different woodworking organizations, tons of graduates of the College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture Program, and a well-educated group of connoisseurs who keep them in business. I wasn't at all surprised to find out that Humboldt County luthier Ken Lawrence (pictured above) stays busy making some truly whacked-out stunning guitars for metal musicians like James Hetfield of Metallica.
You can find the entire photo pictorial on the North Coast Journal HERE.