This Badger, with wooden tone ring and all cherry wood, is for Johnny’s Guitar teacher, nicknamed “Zoo”. Patrick DeZeeuw surprised me at Johnny’s first lesson–he told Johnny that a good student should never practice guitar! After the shock wore off, he continued to say, “practice is dull, we don’t practice what we love, we PLAY. Lots!” I just have to agree with that approach. Zoo often surprises me; when he plays electric with Johnny, they play it LOUD, ‘cos “that’s how electric guitar is meant to be played”. He is a gifted teacher who cares about his students with great depth.
In addition to being an excellent musician and song writer, Zoo is also an artist and landscape designer. Hope he enjoys his one-of-a-kind banjo.