Today, I shipped a three-string guitar to HM2 Eddy Phouthaboun, a US Navy Corpsman stationed at Bastion Hospital in Afghanistan.
The basis for the guitar is a collectors limited edition Arturo Fuente Opus X Piramide cigar box commemorating 'The Lost City' production directed by Andy Garcia. There were only 600 of this particular box made and issued throughout the world, so he'll have a special creation soon.
Eddy wanted a design that is, as he said, "nothing fancy", but with a theme that would reflect his home and remind him of San Francisco. So, on the back of the body is a collage of photos that should do the job.
I love being able to share my creations with new friends serving us in the military, in a place I would not visit under the best of conditions. I have the greatest respect for them . . . not one time has any one of them complained about the job they are doing . . . something many of our citizens stateside could learn from. Talk about working in a hostile environment for minimum wage!
Eddy and his friends are my heroes!