They say instrument making is a calling, rather than a career. You're drawn to it. Without a doubt that is true. It is rarely a case of "when I grow up I want to be a guitar maker."
Before long, as people began to learn of Ormsby's first guitar, he had clients signed up for their own instruments. It was easier than they said it would be; "they" being other luthiers he'd chatted to. "You can't make a living doing this, it's impossible" was the general cry. Ormsby didn't care.
Within 18 months of starting out full time, his waiting list had grown to two years. Within a few years, he'd been offered design roles, and later on, master luthier positions with some well known manufacturers. That lack of freedom didn't interest him, he's not one for consulting with a board of directors.