I sometimes take it for granted that as musicians we have an intrinsic ability to appreciate a truly fine instrument. It is more than just recognizing the mechanical precision or the aesthetic beauty of something that is so well designed. There is this appreciation that runs much deeper than simply knowing that you are playing on something that sonically projects your every feeling and emotion to an accuracy that makes it sound almost effortless to those listening. Rather, it is an appreciation for the craftsmen and women who posses the raw talent and passion for creating something that so brilliantly designed; an excellence in function capable of breaking down physical barriers and allowing a musician to express themselves to the very peak of their ability and oftentimes even beyond. We are profoundly interwoven in almost a co-dependent sense, for we as musicians are unable to reach our horizons without the artisan and the artisan in turn relies on the musician who expresses their genius on the instrument and therefore pushes them to the highest level of craftsmanship, innovation and sound quality.