Thanks for clearing it up and sharing this part of your story !
It is a nice add-on after my visit your website.
Yeah, it was just that I saw the bottom of your beautiful Hinoki guitar, on the last picture,
which immediately reminded me of japanese shoji .
So I thought that can't be a coincidence.
Thanks also for sharing the builders that influenced you a lot. Things like this are high value information for me.
Though until now, I never ever had a master class guitar in my hands.