From Stuart Smith on Aero 3 Guitars:
“I have to thank Soula Passas for introducing me to Rob Austin. A few months ago she told that a friend of hers had come up with some new technology for building guitars and that he was interested in building a guitar for me. Rob is an aerospace engineer who works for Boeing. I loved the ideas he had and also told him about the first Strat I’d ever bought back on Shaftsbury Ave in London back in the 70’s. I’d been playing it exclusively for so many years that I’d literally worn the neck out so Rob offered to build and install a new neck for me.