by Brad Wendkos, Founder of TrueFire

We’re celebrating our 18th Thanksgiving as a company today. Jacquie made us an incredible brunch of blueberry waffles, egg casserole, sausage and potatoes, which we inhaled in a matter of moments.

We sat and ate together surrounded by vintage Buscarinos, D’Angelicos, Gibsons, Fenders and 87 other “essential” tools of the trade hanging on the walls. Even in the midst of our busiest season, as we’re posting our 2009 Thanksgiving Giveaway, the team is laughing and in high spirits. Someone is playing Larry Carlton, Monte Montgomery and Frank Vignola throughout the building. Its times like these that make us realize just how much we have to be thankful for.

We get to work with the sweetest and most talented guitar players on the planet – over 450 of them! We get to craft and produce curriculum covering topics that we ourselves have always wanted to learn or drill down deeper on. We get to eat, breathe, talk and play guitar 24/7.

But it’s really all about our members, students and friends of the fire. Yes, we’re talking about you! You make this possible for us. Your support, feedback, guidance, loyalty and friendship keeps our “fire” burning bright. We appreciate and thank you for this gift.

Happy Thanksgiving!