Levi’s love of wood working started in high school wood shop, along with helping convert an old building into artist spaces. In his early 20’s he traveled across the country meeting many musicians and falling in love with country, bluegrass and folk music. Being from the same music scene in Michigan, Levi heard about Thompson Guitars when Billy Strings ordered his first Dreadnought. He also found out that Peter Rowan had a connection with Preston and a few Thompson’s in his collection. Levi wanted to follow his passion of music and craftsmanship and so began the journey of investigating different luthier schools, which ultimately landed him at Vermont Instruments with instructor George Morris. George studied and worked with Charles Fox just like Preston did back in the 80’s. Levi’s goal was always to work here at our shop in Sisters. On a side note Jamison, our lead set-up, and Levi went to high school together and both ended up in luthier schools at the same period of their lives. Levi was so happy for Jamison when he was hired and has been after us for quite a while to give him a shot. His passion for bluegrass, along with the skills he has acquired as a budding luthier, found him a spot here at Thompson guitars. We look forward to a long and fruitful future with him supporting our efforts in the set-up department.