It’s been a long time since the last post, but things have really been moving at DT. It seems the closer a dream gets, the more frenetic the pace becomes, and I’m definitely the physical manifestation of my company name.
I’ve been working on new strap colors and just about have those ready to go. I’d hoped to have them ready by May, but the process took considerably longer than I’d anticipated (I should’ve figured as much). The good news is the colors look great, so that product line will be expanded quite a bit. We’ll have natural, black, pagoda red, cobalt blue, and moss green. As soon as the testing phase is done, these will be available on the website and in all the retail locations.
I’ve also been working on new shirts. Most of the colors from the old style had been discontinued, so I changed to a different vendor, and now we have a lot more color options available in both men’s and women’s. I also hope to have some new designs available before the end of the year, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Last, there was a great red dirt music event in Stillwater last night called The Gypsy Cafe. Unfortunately I was out of town and couldn’t run a booth, so a couple of friends really stepped up big and took care of things for me. As a result, my company made some incredible contacts. And that brings me to the main reason for this post…
As early as I still am in the process of bringing this dream to life, there have been a ton of people who have helped me get to this point: friends who’ve encouraged me, friends who’ve afforded me the opportunity to build guitars for them or who bought my first-run products, friends who’ve been valuable sounding boards for ideas and feedback, friends who’ve used their skills and talents to provide things a business needs, etc. The list goes on. To all these folks, thank you. There’s no way I can adequately express my appreciation for what you’ve done, and I’m grateful for how each of you has provided a stepping stone along this path.