Longtime musician here. I’m also a luthier and guitar tech. Have done work for Cheap Trick, and a number of other Chicago area musicians (Cameron McGill, Cory Chisel, Miles Nielsen, etc.) I’ve also done quite a bit of consulting with guitar and ukulele companies. Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Eastwood, Waterstone, a bunch of amp and effect companies. 3 years ago I left that industry, miss it some days, and others really glad that I left.
I haven’t been in a band for a very long time, got tired of all the drama involved with a band. Nowadays I play with friends when I have the time, and for my wife and daughter. My electric guitar rig has been stripped way down and I’ve set my pedalboard up as a solo guitar rig, with loopers, octave pedals, etc. Still do quite a bit of repair and restoration work as well.
I play a lot of Jazz and Americana. I’ve played ukulele the longest. Play mostly jazz, classical and hawaiian music on that.