Scott Friedeck used to live on the road, working as a tour manager for some of Texas’ biggest musical acts. One day he had an idea and decided to take a shot to make it come alive.
“I was on the road selling merchandise for Robert Earl Keen and he was asked to sign a guitar. An idea sparked,” he said. “The next weekend while out touring, the idea came up in conversation. Somewhere on the roads of West Texas it started to materialize.”
Friedeck’s company, The Graphic Guitar Guys, makes custom art instruments for music’s biggest stars. His Dripping Springs shop employs nine staff members, including local musicians, a military veteran, DSISD employees, and even members of the high school wrestling team.
“Our staff is strong, dedicated, and show attention to detail,” he says.
His wife, Thalia, is a DSHS graduate, and the couple has two kids.
“My work is special because I get to work close to home, help contribute to our community, be around music, and go to work each day not knowing who we may be working on that day,” he says. “You never know who might call.”
Clients include country heavyweights like George Strait, Taylor Swift, Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves as well as rockers like the Foo Fighters and Counting Crows.
More than a decade later, Friedeck is thankful for the local musicians who gave him his start.
“The music family, especially the Texas music family, is strong,” he says.
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