TEJA GERKEN (San Francisco) is a guitarist, writer, translator, and video producer. During his 17 years on the editorial staff of Acoustic Guitar magazine, he visited every major manufacturer of acoustic guitars and dozens of luthiers in the U.S., and wrote hundreds of articles. His writing has also appeared in Fretboard Journal, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, Germany's Gitarre and Bass and Akustik Gitarre, and other magazines. In 2014, he co-founded the roots music e-learning company Peghead Nation. He used his own two Taylors, a 1994 712c and a 1999 355, on both of his albums (On My Way and Postcards) of solo finger-style guitar tunes. For more information, visit www.tejagerken.com.