This project is of very personal importance and meaning to the Branch family. The eldest Weimer son, Jaxon, had his 13th birthday this year—culturally that age is significant, but spiritually we believe that this is the age where boys start to develop in to young men, take on leadership in the family and are held to a higher accountability for their actions. We also like to see them grow and take pride in areas that they sense the Spirit has gifted them in; in Jaxon’s case this is music.
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
From a very high level, building a guitar was seemingly a simple task. Shape the body and neck, connect the strings and there you have a guitar—not quite the case! There is a large amount of hardwiring and electronic programming that is involved in making an electric guitar, but by the grace of God we encountered a guy in a music shop next to where Jaxon takes music lessons. He gave us an idea that we were able to run with and create something to last him for years. We took the hardware of a guitar kit and crafted the body and neck out of Sapele, a Mahoghany substitute. We delivered the guitar to him on his birthday and his shock that it was able to be created by his father was priceless!
Paul Weimer, CEO