Michael Dickinson was born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, home of C.F. Martin & Co., Inc. His mother and grandfather had worked for the grand guitar maker, but Michael wanted to be a rock star. After many high school bands failed to become famous, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business. Michael has two sons, 19 & 17. He occasionally builds and repairs guitars, enjoys woodworking in general, and is an all around guitar geek.