The two old friends discussed the new guitars they had seen at NAMM of course, and began chatting about how uninspired every new guitar on display appeared to be. Between the two, they had over 25 years of varied experience in the MI industry, but they were always encumbered with the task of realizing “somebody else’s” ideas rather than their own. Something along the lines of “we could do better, we should get together sometime after NAMM” was uttered by Tu and the two exchanged business cards and said their goodbyes.
A few phone calls over the next couple of weeks spurred on a meeting at a burger joint, located centrally between Tu and Nishida’s homes. This meeting took place in February and the wheels were set in motion. For the pair, it was always about the guitars, so design ideas were passionately discussed, and drawings, specs and features were furiously sent back and forth. Before they knew it, the Convergence design was born. Over the course of a year, prototypes were built, testing was done and of course, changes were made.
By the spring of 2011, a team was assembled, a business plan was put into place and Origin Guitars was quickly becoming a reality. The Convergence would continue to be refined during the year, and would become a fully realized embodiment of Tu and Nishida’s vision with the delivery of the final prototype Convergence 6-string and 7-string in early December.
What you see on this website, in the printed materials and most importantly in the guitars themselves, is the culmination of nearly two years of work from a small group of dedicated guitar professionals, who spent every waking moment creating something that, up until now, they had only dreamed of…
Origin Guitars - Our Dream, Your Reality.