Fred Welker began making
guitars on a dare.
begins in 1999 when Fred was sitting at a table in one of
his favorite local watering-holes. As rumor has it, Fred watched
as Tom T. Hall's son and some other local musicians where
discussing their recent gig of providing entertainment for
NASCAR pit crews prior to each Winston Cup race.
where bad-mouthing their recent instrument purchases from
big-name guitar makers, when one of the guys turned to Fred
and said, "You know Fred, I bet you could make a better
guitar then this."
jokingly answering yes, Fred began to think about the challenge
of making a fine guitar... and the rest is history.