Humble beginnings: Jim in his first
"shop"the basement of his church...
...And now luthier to James Taylor!
Years of hard work and a devoted wife's patient support made it happen.
And lots of grace!
On stage with Leo Kottke.
Hanging out in the shop with Kathy Mattea.
Michael Card visited Jim in early 2002.
Pierre Bensusan visited Jim in January 2002
and finalized details for his soon to be delivered Olson SJ.
With Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues.
With a trio of enormously talented Olson players:
Scott Dente, Phil Keaggy, and Wes King.
Dallas Holm and his Big Black Olson visit Jim in the shop.
The heart of Olson Guitars: the Olsons in 1997.
Jim and his wife Sue with their kids, John, Philip, and Bill.