Ardent Instruments is one person. Owner/operator/luthier Nick Romy's passion for music and dedicated DIY attitude drew him to the field of luthiery. A Bloomington native and alumnus of the IU Jacobs School of Music, he attended the Chicago School of Guitar Making and promptly moved to Chicago to work at Specimen Products and study directly under distinguished luthier Ian Schneller. Now back in Bloomington, Nick brings to his workbench years of experience and love for his craft.