Back in 2013, we featured Orphanage Guitars at Autodesk University in Las Vegas because they used Autodesk Fusion 360 to design and make their custom guitars. They presented our then-CEO, Carl Bass, with a guitar as a gift. Since Carl is a fan of the Grateful Dead, Orphanage Guitars crafted Carl's guitar to sound like Jerry Garcia's. I had the honor of getting it safely back to our San Francisco office. I blogged about it back then:
My standup-desk is on the 2nd floor of the Landmark Building at our One Market in San Francisco. The other day I went up to the 4th floor for an evening social meeting. I had forgotten about this, but we have another (not Carl's) Orphanage Guitar on display in our employee lunch area. I saw that old guitar on a stand last week. I just smiled. My fellow employees and I talked about some old times, and we drank ourselves some beer. Though I'm not the kind of man who tends to socialize, and I seem to lean on old familiar ways, it was great to go up to the 4th floor and reminisce. Still crazy after all these years.*
It's great to see that it's still there after all of these years, and Orphanage Guitars is still making guitars — still crazy after all these years.
Guitars are alive in the lab.