That guitar [original Tri-Sonic] has blessed me with inspiration in guitar building, countless jams with friends and heroes—I just feel lucky it found me.” Chris has degrees in Journalism and History from the University of Iowa and has been with PG dating back to his days as an intern in 2007.
Since then, he's become Associate Editor and done almost everything—including overseeing web content/article creation, video shooting/editing, and writing artist features and music reviews.
He spends his free time with his pitbull Doozy, collecting tattoos, and trying his hand at being a hipster by gathering vinyl anywhere he can find it.
He's one of the lone sports nuts on staff and cheers on the Cubs, Cowboys, and Michigan Wolverines.
Oh yeah, he of course enjoys making noise on the guitar.
If guitars are in your blood – really in your blood – you can’t walk away from them.
The Legacy below has a slab fingerboard, but also has a couple of unusual features.
The main reason for the change from veneer to slab was economics; slab boards are cheaper to make and have less wasted wood.“I found the slab body and the original templates dated ‘1969,’ and I showed what I had found to the plant foremen John Rodriquez and John Mc Laren Jr.I asked if I could keep it and they looked at each other and nodded—it was mine and the first thing I thought was, ‘Shit, I have to somehow finish building it and hear how it sounds’ .” And that’s exactly what he did.While with G&L, Currie worked in the mill, the wood shop where he was selecting blanks, gluing, milling, and routing all the guitar and bass bodies.With all his expertise gathered at the plant, the eager Currie began plotting his next moves to correctly, and more importantly, complementarily finish building an instrument started in the late ’60s by Leo Fender.