Drew was featured in West Michigan’s Revue Magazine! Check out an excerpt below, and be sure to read the full story by John Sinkevics:
Surrounded by saws, drills, wood-benders and other tools of the guitar-making trade in his basement, Drew Nelson held the mahogany panel next to his care and tapped it with his fingers.
“It really rings,” he marveled. “It has a character and a sound to it.”
That handsome slice of wood soon will become the top of another Nelson-made acoustic guitar, forming the vital soundboard that distinguishes each instrument, giving it a distinctive resonance.
Perhaps it’s only apropos that the veteran Grand Rapids singer-songwriter has turned some of his musical passion toward making guitars the past four years: He’s long been a lyrical soundboard for Michigan’s rough-hewn common folk and its inspiring natural beauty.