Red Wing Republican Eagle reporter John Russet followed the progress of 2 Southeast Technical students throughout the 2013-2014 school year as they planned, built and finished making acoustic guitars. First year student Curren Effinger and second year student David Kriesel were profiled and photographed as they worked on their instruments.

The series ran in three parts, each with a full page story:
December 21, 2013: Excitement abounds as build looms
February 15, 2014: The difference a year makes
April 12, 2014: Stringing it all together

Republican Eagle- Guitar Build