While driving through downtown Tacoma to meet up with my sister and her husband, I saw a neat little house that had been repainted and reclaimed from the crack houses around it. The little sign on the house said “Vashon Guitar Co.” So we stopped and I ran up to it. It was closed. The sign said “Open Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.” Next to that was a glossy magazine advertisement with a lot of arch-tops. Always curious, I googled them. Check out vashonguitar.com.