Mike Mullis of Marietta, Georgia called us one day inquiring about a Saddle Pal guitar. Mike is an accomplished guitarist playing many solo gigs, as well as playing with his band, Sons and Britches, all over the South. You may have seen Mike perform in Nashville at popular venues such as the Bluebird Cafe. Mike wanted to try a Saddle Pal before he purchased one, and asked if if would ship him one to try. Of course we agreed, but after some discussion, it was decided it would work better for Mike to come to Lame Horse headquarters, try the instruments, see where and how they are made, spend some time with us, and get the best information possible on which to base a decision as to whether a Lame Horse guitar was right for him.
Mike wanted something special. he did not want a copy of a factory guitar , or a guitar called custom because it sported stock inlays he picked off a website. He wanted a great sounding, great playing guitar, to honor his family's history and traditions. Since everything Lame Horse does is one of a kind and original, we knew we could fill the bill. By the end of Mike's stay, he and Jeremy were hard at work laying out his custom rosette. Mike and Chris had the wood for his Saddle Pal selected from the hundreds of sets available. The journey began, and the result was one everyone was happy with. Please take the time to read Mikes letter, watch his video of the new guitar, listen to the audio files of the brand new guitar, and examine the photos of the instrument Mike wanted to honor his family's Georgia heritage.
Mike talks a little about his Lame Horse experience, and plays a great tune.