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Hey guys, my name is Joseph Hemphill. I started playing guitar when I was eight years old when my parents blessed me with a guitar for Christmas (you know those terrible starter guitars that have action like a Dobro...yup, that was it). I grew up playing bluegrass guitar and quickly became fascinated with how the different species of woods could cause an instrument to react differently than others. By age 14, I could go into music stores and be able to tell the workers what each guitar was made out of. I was a guitar nerd. My parents noticed this and bought me a Stewart-MacDonald guitar building kit. And so the journey began. I was hooked by the entire process. Reading. Studying. Tinkering. Building.
In 2015, my wife and I started Hemphill Guitars when we realized that we wanted to make ourselves 100% available to the Lord. We needed something that we could do regardless of where the Lord took us in life. We wanted to be able to say "yes" to Him anywhere, anytime, and in any capacity. It's not always easy, and at times the Lord will call his children from the comfort of the shore and into the waves and the storms, but He promises, "behold I am with you always!"
This has been a wonderful journey and the Lord has blessed us beyond what we could ask. The love and support from family and friends has been amazing! You know who you are, and y'all are amazing! Thanks.