The fretboard diary… book club? Today guitar builder Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company leads us for a unique conversation about reading, thinking and empathy. He shares the two books he is currently reading and invites listeners to submit questions and comments about the two.
We also learn about Richard’s reading habits in general, his upbringing in California, how SCGC survived COVID, the impact of the scientific method on his builds, and more. It is a unique insight into the thoughts of one of the great acoustic guitar makers of modern times.
The books Richard is reading right now:
WEB Du Bois’ ‘The Soul of Black Folk’ (Amazon link)
‘The little flowers of St. Francis of Assisi’ (Amazon link)
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