Jon Kammerer Customs
Built by me, for you
I'm a veteran, was a combat engineer in the Army back in the late 80's. While I was stationed overseas for two and half years, I was lucky in that I never had to serve in combat, and was witness to one of the major events of the last century, the fall of the Berlin Wall. All of us veterans, and anyone who knows anything about current events, knows that health care, both physical and mental, for our veterans is lacking. As much as I'd like to be making guitars full-time, I am lucky to have a good a day job, which is working as a Registered Nurse with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, where I do see some of the limitations on care that is provided to our veterans. This is my way of doing something to try and help our veterans who do need the help.
Do you want to do something that will help make a difference?
I do. I'm willing to custom build and donate these guitars, which for a part-time builder, is a considerable chunk of my time and money. Can you put in $10.00? I want to conduct a raffle for one of these guitars, and if all goes well, will do the other one, too. Tickets are $10.00 a piece. All money raised on the raffle of the first guitar will go towards projects at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL where I am employed full-time as a Registered Nurse. I work with veterans of various disability levels in a long-term setting. The money raised will contribute to various projects on the campus that will help improve the quality of life for the veterans I help take care of each day.
Raffle is over, it raised $850 for projects at the Illinois Veterans Home. My brother, Gregg Kammerer, was the winner, He is a veteran like me and has decided to donate the guitar to a veteran's charity to help veterans learn how to play guitar as music therapy.