“If something is going to be added on to my guitars, then it better follow 3 rules:
- Cause no change to the instrument in look or feel
- Be intuitive in it’s design and simple to use
- Above all else, be useful and do what it’s supposed to do without question. The Switchlock is so simple, that it begs the question, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before since Leo invented this instrument in 1954?
It took me 2 minutes to add this to my Custom Shop made guitar, and even was able to use my own hardware. It hasn’t come off since. A complete lifesaver either in the studio or on the stage. Go get it.” ~ Adam Fluhrer
About Adam Fluhrer –
Born in Ohio, and raised in musically fertile ground of upstate South Carolina, guitarist Adam Fluhrer cannot remember a time not being surrounded by music or, for that matter, education. He started playing under the tutelage of famed LA session guitar player Steve Watson at his father’s prestigious high school for the arts – The Fine Arts Center in Greenville. Adam then attended the University of Southern California where such players as Frank Potenza, Pat Kelley, John Stowell, Richard Smith, and Steve Trovato guided him.
After completing his studies at USC, Adam played extensively on the Hollywood Sunset Strip and found himself as a member of a rock band – Bird. Bird was signed to a record contract, did their first recording under famed producers Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat, of Fleetwood Mac fame. Bird was featured on several movie soundtracks and had success in Los Angeles before disbanding.
Adam then returned to South Carolina and began to teach for his mentor Steve Watson at Watson Wood Music where he managed to teach a full time schedule for Steve as well as conducting morning music classes at Christ Church Episcopal School, all while forming a band and touring the Southeast on the weekends. It was this band, American Horse, that opened for Nashville based musician/songwriter Will Hoge, and when Will’s guitar player departed, Will asked Adam to join his Nashville-based band. Adam played on three of Will’s live recording releases, as well as his Rykodisc initial offering, Draw the Curtains, which reached #2 on the Americana charts. Will’s intense tour schedule of well over 200 dates a year kept Adam busy for the next three years, playing the entire North American continent several times over. Will and his band were featured on World Stage on NPR, played the Austin City Limits Festival, All Good, Summerfest two years in row, WXPN Festival, and just about every other festival across the U.S. during the time.
After leaving Hoge’s band, he and guitarist Bryan Clark started working on the dual, weaving guitar parts that would become the trademark of Bryan’s album Southern Intermission, which was featured in Premier Guitar, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and was editor's pick in numerous publications for its sound, and the guitar playing of Bryan and Adam. This led Adam back to the road, and he started touring with Grammy-nominated singer song writer Bonnie Bishop. While on a short tour of Texas, Bonnie asked famed slide guitar player, singer, and multi-platinum country recording artist Lee Roy Parnell to join Bonnie’s band on-stage. After this short tour, Parnell asked Adam to play with him, as well as be musical director, and tour manger for his band. Adam has continued to play with Parnell, while balancing performances with numerous other Nashville artists, recording in and around Music City, working on his Internet-based musical review show with Bryan Clark, the A/B Tone Show and conducting interviews for Premier Guitar and the Guitar Show with Andy Ellis radio show.
Adam has performed or recorded with The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, American Idol Alums Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Bo Bice, Jennifer Paige, Joe Firstman, Danny Flowers, Etta and Bob Britt, Reese Wynans, Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites, Broadway star Phillip Boykin, Jerry Castle, Anson Funderburgh, Popa Chubby, and innumerable other musicians. Adam has also been featured in Vintage Guitar, Premier Guitar, Guitar Player, and No Depression magazine.