About the Builder:
Bill Asher, founder and owner of 'Asher Guitars & Lap Steels' (formerly 'Guitar Traditions'), has a diverse and extensive career in the guitar business as a master luthier and has worked with an impressive list of clients including Grammy Award winners and Billboard Chart topping musicians. Asher began his career in 1982 as an apprentice at a Los Angeles guitar making and repair shop run by Jeff Lunsford. In 1985 he opened his own retail shop providing the highest quality guitar work built on his natural gift as a craftsman, having creative solutions and excellent customer service. After selling his store in 1987, he continued broadening his knowledge in guitar repair and the business in general by working with highly respected guitar makers such as Rick Turner and Mark Lacey - helping them manage and lead their shops in vintage restoration and repair, guitar sales and marketing, and custom design and creation. Through the years, Asher has established a huge list of loyal clientele including over 1000 musicians, vintage dealers and collectors. The Asher Slide Guitar has appeared on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine (Dec. 1999) with rock star Ben Harper. Since then, Asher has continued to be sought after by musicians, collectors and dealers-alike for his impeccable and creative work.
Read more: http://www.asherguitars.com/
About the Guitar:
Built for Rich Robinson around 2005, this custom lap steel was used extensively on tour during the 2005-2006 runs. It was featured in a Vintage Guitar Magazine article about Rich and his favorite guitars: http://www.vintageguitar.com/3449/rich-robinson/
Furthermore it can be seen in the VH-1 acoustic concert:
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