Excerpt from interview with Shinola | BAREFOOT’S PASSION FOR THE AUDIO STARTED WITH AN ELECTRIC GUITAR
It was never about the latest toys or video games for Thomas Barefoot. When he was a kid, he yearned for something more substantial: an electric guitar.
“We didn’t have much growing up, and I dreamed of having an electric guitar,” says Thomas. “I never really knew what that meant, I guess. I just wanted to be a musician.”
To make his childhood dream a reality, Thomas says building was really his only option. Using a guitar repair book by Irving Sloane from his local library, Thomas reverse engineered the steps inside and taught himself how to craft his dream from scratch, piece by piece.
Once I got into that process, I was hooked. Learning to play, it became sort of a secondary issue. It was just simply to know whether I had built a good guitar or not, the exercise of teaching myself how to build these things was absolutely addictive, and I’ve never stopped.
It was that very moment when Thomas got the bug. His passions led him to where he is today: the founder of Barefoot Sound, the most respected manufacturer of pro audio recording monitors… READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE
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