I have a long drive to and from work every day and despite having access to audio books, satellite radio and streaming music, I wanted to keep learning everything that I could about building and repairing guitars. I've repaired and assembled my own guitars and have been working on electric guitar bridge design as a hobby/passion for many years.
On to the podcast. I've known about podcasts for a long time but never really got into listening. There must be some good ones out there to feed my guitar obsession, right? So, I did a quick search of the best guitar building/repairing podcasts and The Fret Files kept popping up.
Once I started listening to The Fret Files, I couldn't stop. The amount of expertise, honest opinion (whether you agree or not) and the dynamic between Eric and Melissa is amazingly informative and entertaining. Listening to them answer listener questions and talk about what they are up to is like being with good friends that experience life like most of the rest of us do.
Because of The Fret Files, I actually started looking forward to my long workday commutes. On some shows, you can tell that Eric or Melissa aren't feeling so good or are dealing with the trials of a new family, but they're getting on with things and doing the show anyway. So, if I was feeling worse for wear on my way to work, I didn't feel so bad. If Eric and Melissa can do a podcast with a cold and crying kids in the background, then surely I can get through the day without feeling the greatest.
I'm a big fan of headless guitars and have been fascinated with Steinbergers ever since I found out that they existed in my university days. Although The Fret Files has more of a focus on vintage instruments and traditional guitar building methods, this podcast is incredibly informative and thought provoking, even for those of us that lean more towards modern additions to guitar technology.
I really can't thank Eric and Melissa enough for The Fret Files podcast. If you're into all things guitar, you will most surely enjoy listening to The Fret Files.
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