For those who aren't familiar with TED Talks, the goal of the TED foundation is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share the TED experience. I was honored to give a talk for TEDx Santa Cruz and found it to be a really inspiring experience. So many great ideas! Some truly amazing people and stories, some, like one on solar power made me realize how I could and should make my own contribution. My talk is about how I see guitar making as a journey, one from the forest to the music. Please give a listen if you are interested, William Coulter plays my Model R guitar.