Bill Nash comes to mind, have you read the fine print on his front page?
Luthiers are artists after all, and as a whole artists tend to have more quirks than mainstream businesspeople. I agree that Zachary comes off as a jackass, very likely is one, but the point he's trying to make (poorly) is that he really cares about his craft and he wants his guitars to actually get played, not just collected, traded and looked at by rich people.In fact, I am in no way affiliated with anyone or anything except for my wife and kids. If you are actually reading this much stuff on my site, please stop, turn off the computer and find something more fun to do with your time. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase may go to support the complete dismantling of the US Government. I have had enough taxation without representation - how about you? Are you better off than you were 10 years ago?
Since you are still reading on, turn in your cable TV box, unplug your television and seek healthy connections with other human beings. Stop ingesting the manipulations of corporations who's sole function is to make you feel inadequate without buying their products and ideas. A bigger wallet, faster car, smaller waistband or younger spouse will not make you happy.
You are right and so is he on this point. I also use my own sets corrected for string tension. Standard guitar string packs are totally all over the map. THe theory is not just theory but fact. Each sting has so many lbs of tension at pitch. A normal set of 10 - 46 for instance is terrible. You will notice some strings are hard to bend while others are sloppy. THe idea is to go up in tension a few pounds as the strings get thicker. This creates a nice even tension so each string feels the same. Its nice and comfy to play on. Even tension makes any guitar play much better.i've read his site with interest before
he has/sells what he calls 'tension correct strings'
his idea that most mass market string makers aren't making strings that are correctly tense from string to string
if you read into this theory
his thoughts kind of make sense,
of course he sells the RIGHT type of strings