Hello readers! Justin here to present a very special blog post! My long-time guitar student, Derek Heffner, has made me a beautiful Goldtop Les Paul style guitar! I cannot express just how blown away I am by Derek’s talent and kindness! Derek honed his building skills under the tutelage of the guitar tech of Les Paul himself, Thomas Doyle. While studying with Thomas, Derek learned to build guitars and pickups in a classic style and has expanded to make his very own pickup designs. I am so thankful for all Derek has done for me and can proudly recommend him to those looking for affordable guitars and high end guitar pickups.