Hill Guitar Company is in yet another new era, maybe the best yet. My sons are both working in the company. I'm happy to say they are working hard to absorb our past and experience, and push forward to do more good work.
What else could a dad ask for?
At this time, Simon is assembling the guitars up to the bindings, and I am doing neck, fingerboard, frets, etc.
Quillan is sanding and French polishing.
But we are only part of the team. Francisco Hernandez has been with me for around 20 years, first in Mexico and now here in California. He is a great, great, guitar maker, and I can't imagine where we would be without him. He has been making guitars for over 60 years with great skill and patience. He is really from an old world, and a true treasure.
Haiying Jiang has been with us for many years doing French polish, and she is passing along the process. She is very, very good at this, generous in teaching. Haiying and Quillan are both doing French polish, a slow but happy finish process.
Ben Lamdin has been with us for about 5 years, doing bridges, finish buffing and set up and repairs. He's dedicated and he's good. He is the person that brings all the guitars to completion and perfection.
Together we are making some of the best guitars ever, and with any luck, you'll get one!