Marvin Lamb was looking for a job in 1958 and found an opening at the Gibson Guitar Company in Kalamazoo. “This was right at the time of the boom in the industry and it was a great time to get started.” A year later he met James Deurloo and along with J. P. Moats, they stayed with Gibson until the company was sold and moved to Nashville. At the time, all three friends outlined an idea for creating their own guitar company, but keeping it in the same building with the same attention to details and craftsmanship. In 1985, the Heritage Guitar Company was formed and all three men are still the working owners. In fact, the day of NAMM’s interview, Marvin was covered in sawdust after working on a new lot of guitars.