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Michael Millard

Founder – Froggy Bottom Guitars

Michael Millard - Froggy Bottom Guitars

I have known Scott Hausmann for about thirty-five years. We originally met through our connection with Michael Gurian, and our employment at Gurian Guitars.

I have had the pleasure of working with Scott on a variety of projects, but I have also held him as one of my closest friends for many years. I am grateful to have a sense of the whole person.

Scott is a master woodworker, and quite simply put, one of the finest and most versatile craftsmen I know. He’s been pursuing craftsmanship in woodworking literally since childhood, and it shows.

This is evident in both what he builds and in how he relates to his tools, his materials and those he works with. His patience, dedication and humility are truly inspiring.

Watching Scott learn through his building of instruments has been both helpful and enjoyable to me. He is an excellent problem solver, has a refined sense of design and is always developing and refining his processes as both builder and teacher. I find Scott thoughtful, incisive and playful. He’s aware of the people he works with and his long-term romance with the guitar, as both builder and player, serves him well in sharing what he knows and loves.

The shop at the Whetstone School is comfortable, well equipped and just plain feels good. I expect that over the years it is going to be a very special place for those who pass through its doors. There will be much learned and earned there which I know can be found in precious few places. Students there will be in the best of hands.

Michael Millard
Chelsea, VT