Hi, my name is Wes and I'm an alcholic.. Oh sorry wrong forum.
No really I don't drink. But I do work on guitars from band members and other friends. I have had so many different guitars it was easier for me to work on them than it was to take them in for repairs.
I am 47, and have been playing 26 years now and been repairing and building guitars for 7 years. I was lucky to have a good teacher. Lynn Ellsworth who started Boogie Bodies guitars. He was the first authorized Fender replacement parts builder. He split up with a man named Warmoth who a lot of you have heard about (Warmoth Guitars) and also Wayne Charvel of Charvel/Jackson guitars.
I learned a lot while working there part time (for free). But I did get one fantastic guitar out of the deal. I built a strat body out of claro walnut with a cocobolo neck and fret board.
I currently am working on a caribburst fretless "P"bass. I am by no means professional, but it is pretty much the only work I do. Also I play bass in a nameless blues/rockabilly band. 14 years, we have played without a name. It has to be some sort of record.
I spend a fair amount of time here in the forum. If I ever post information it is because I have some knowledge on that subject (except the slam thread on which I just make stuff up).