Acknowledged as one of the world’s great designers and builders of unique guitars, Eaton’s instruments have been featured in books, magazines, video, luthier conventions and at international exhibits. As an apprentice to John Roberts he built his first guitar in 1971. Along with Roberts and Bob Venn, he co-founded the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix in 1975, where he continues as director of the school and creator of new instruments.