Jack Coobs dreamed of becoming an artist and studied painting at art
schools in Sarasota, FL and Cleveland OH. He then turned his attention
spent ten years in apprenticeships at two North Carolina reproduction
furniture companies, where he learned about the construction and finishing
of fine furniture. Constantly striving to improve his skills, he took
classes in the machinist's trade to achieve a high level of accuracy
and precision. He founded Coobs, Inc. and began to create one-of-a-kind
furniture. These are now the prized possessions of many prominent families
in the Charlotte, NC area.
is now focusing his talents on the construction of stringed instruments.
In Jack's words, "Building musical instruments is the ultimate
woodworking challenge. You can build a beautiful instrument, but if
it doesn't sound good, you have wasted your time."
familiar with Jack's furniture and his guitars agree that he has definitely
achieved his dream of becoming an artist.
--by Howell Peterson, from Evolution of a Woodworker, Woodcraft