Couldn't help but get misty eyed at 14:10. I was honored at the age of 41 to transition out of one career that I had been burned out of after 17 years to go to work for one of the most innovative and influential luthiers in the business, with a personal recommendation and phone call by my other favorite luthier and personal friend Neal Moser. Finally, after many years of perusing catalogs and long distance phone calls to ask questions and gain knowledge, I was now in a position to give something back. I greatly enjoyed my time there, and when the economy forced a layoff a year later, I was nothing but thankful. Even after I left, Ken and I still stayed in touch for a few more years, and if I was in the neighborhood and saw his truck in the parking lot of the shop on a Saturday morning, I would pop in just to say ”hi” when Ken always followed up with a short tour of “what’s new”. Well into his 60’s, he was a kid in his own candy store. It can never be overstated just how much of an impact that he has had on the guitar manufacturing industry, with many comments from his own peers. RIP Ken Warmoth.