Our first in a new series we’re calling Meet Your Makers, we get to know craftsman Ian Cook. Ian was the lead guitarist and vocalist for the infamous Oregon band Larry and His Flask (LAHF). LAHF has been around for almost two decades, evolving from a teenage “crappy punk band” into an all-acoustic sextet that channels the punk ethos and energy into a marture sound grounded in American roots music. They recorded over a dozen albums and toured all over the world before putting the project on pause in 2019. Ian also just happens to be the Sound Optimization tech here at the Breedlove workshop. He brings decades of experience as a songwriter and working musician into the shop every day. Ian sound tests every Made in Bend guitar we produce. (In other words, he’ll get to play your dream guitar before you ever lay eyes on it.) We sat down with Ian to learn a bit more about his musical journey, his legendary band, and how all that experience and insight helps us build better guitars.