PatrickHufschmid Beaumont will probably not be a name that sounds familiar to the most of you. But in fact, behind this Second life's avatar name, you will find the famous guitar maker Patrick Hufschmid.
"Patrick was born in Rotterdam from a Swiss father and British mother. He showed his passion for music very early. He spent most of his time as a small child playing the piano, and later, the violin. He found his real vocation when he was able to experiment with a guitar, in his early teens, about the same time as he fell in love with metal music. He is a designer- creator, not a traditional luthier. As a skilled guitarist, he advocates simplicity and economy in his own designs.
Although Patrick has a degree as a chef, he found his passion for the guitar. He studied its design and Lutherie at Red Wing Technical College, Minnesota, USA.
In the summer of 2000, Patrick was invited to be the official guitar repairman at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. During the Festival he met many celebrities who played his instruments. Without exception, everybody was most enthusiastic.
Hufschmid guitars are hand-made individual works of passion from a man for whom guitar playing and design are not only profession, but also an Art. None of these guitars has a serial number. Each one has a unique personality for Patrick Hufschmid, whose aim is to create a living extension of the performer, his music, and his sound."
On his website, you can see the different guitars he made, as well as a list of all famous guitar players, who plays with a Hufschmid.
It is amazing how many find their way in Second Life, if it is not to make and begin a career, then it's just to socialize. But there is definitely more to find in SL than what the newspapers write all the time about the virtual world. And that makes it all exciting and interesting.