Some will spend $8000 on an instrument only to hang it on a wall or in a glass box to display the craftsmanship – and while craftsmanship is important, it should always be in service to the sound. A beautiful car without an engine is a useless pile of metal…and a huge disappointment.
We want our piles of metal to have an engine. Sound is everything. But every car needs a driver.
The sound of each guitar is “a Mule” but each one has its own personality, and to such a degree that we don’t refer to them by the number, but the name.
It’s always “Dave’s guitar has some great depth on the high end” or “Randy’s guitar rings for days”.
Because in the end, we want our piles of metal to have a person – craftsmanship and sound are meaningless without someone on the other end who understands and appreciates them.
In each pile of metal, an engine and a name.