Running Dog 1992 to present “Started building part-time while serving as Director of the Assoc. of  Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) and editor of “Guitarmaker”  magazine. Became full-time in 2005 after leaving ASIA. Moved to  Seattle in 2006 to open a shop with Cat Fox, one of the finest repair  and restoration technicians. Together, we offer courses in instrument  building and repair as “Sound Guitar Workshop.”

Dating Running Dog guitars

Guitars are dated on label and on inside of soundboard. I maintain records of all guitars I’ve built, including original and current owner (if known). [Source: Rick Davis, Seattle, Washington, USA, email 23/7/2008]