I have recently completed the classical guitar commission given me by the family of Santa Cruz, California luthier Bruce McGuire. Bruce was an inspiration to many, most notably to Santa Cruz Guitars' founder Richard Hoover, and gave of his time and talents to many an aspiring luthier - including me. When Bruce passed away unexpectedly last year he left a special project only partially completed. He planned to give his grandson this classical guitar as a present on his graduation from high school. I was honored to be asked to complete it.