Peter studied music at University of Oregon with guitar as his concentrated instrument. During his time in Eugene he was introduced to old time and bluegrass through the band Watertower, who he as played with on and off for over ten years. This band continues to play today, and at times, Peter joins them on tours in between working in finish at Thompson guitars. We met Peter in Sisters when he came into the shop to check out our guitars. The crew knew Peter had some painting background and we were looking for a trainee in finish and it seemed like a great fit. Jason Hardesty, the finish guru, is passing on his knowledge of all the details one must know to create the perfection we are known for in the look of each guitar. Peter has expanded into learning how to build bodies, make rosettes and helps with top/back glue up and brace material. He is eager to learn all aspects of guitar making and has become a valuable member of the team.