Acoustic Remedy Cases (ARC) was founded in 2008 by Ryan Sauter and Adam Jacobson. We are based in La Crosse, Wisconsin along the bluffs of the Mississippi River. ARC is a two person energetic and entrepreneurial team which directs day-to day business, provides excellent customer service during fast-paced growth, and develops the vision for the future of the company. Together, the team continually strives to be at the pinnacle of instrument display and protection. We are always fostering relationships within the music industry and our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. In the very near future we plan to be featured in some of the best guitar shops in the country, have endorsements from internationally known artists, and have products in every corner of the USA.
ACOUSTIC REMEDY CASES MISSION & PHILOSOPHY:
To provide musicians and collectors the best method to display and protect their high quality instruments. Our cases will consistently incorporate the same attention to detail, aesthetic properties, and exquisite craftsmanship that is expected in their instruments.
The idea of the ClimaStand grew from an idea Ryan drummed up, to rough sketches on a sheet of paper, and finally to the first prototypes. ARC brought the concept to Adam's father, Denny Jacobson (a soon-to-be retired carpenter at the University of Wisconsin) around the summer of 2008. He was integral in the early stages of the company by providing woodworking mentorship and sound advice. Extensive product development was crucial in this phase of the company, allowing us to fine tune our product and produce the very best in instrument protection/display cases. Our first designs centered around the acoustic guitar and protecting it from the unrelenting fluctuations in humidity and temperature that tend to wreak havoc on these delicate instruments (see our FAQs Page for humidity and temperature facts). Many hours were spent in a small workshop in Ryan's garage perfecting the design, learning the craft, and producing the first ClimaStands. After contracting a local cabinet shop for production, we were introduced to the Amish by the owner of String Swing. Ever since the Amish have been building and varnishing every ClimaStand, while Ryan and Adam have been able focus solely on customer satisfaction and growing the business. By the time we brought the product brought to market, we were utilizing the top accessories available - Humidipaks, String Swing, and Caliber IV hygrometer. Our journey finally has led us to develop products for banjos, mandolins, violins, ukuleles, and cellos.
MEET THE CREW:
Adam has been with the company since inception and is involved with all aspects of the day-to-day operations. Adam enjoys working with customers and creating a great experience for them through every step of the process. He has experience in marketing, advertising, quality control/assurance, brand management, order fulfillment, business development, website maintenance, logo design, customer relations, data management, finance, production, and sales.
In his free time, he has moved into building electric guitars and has enjoyed employing some the skills learned in the early part of the company to delve into a new hobby. To date he has created two guitars from start to finish and is in the process of the third. Soon he will be embarking on his first acoustic guitar build, which should pose interesting and new challenges. Adam also enjoys mountain biking, photography, playing music, and old man hockey.
Ryan has been with the company since inception and is involved with all aspects of day-to-day operations. The idea for the ClimaStand was conceptualized by Ryan while sitting in his living room trying to figure out where to store his increasingly dried out guitar. With the help of his good buddy Adam, they were able to design and refine the ClimaStand into the great work of art it is today. Ryan likes to focus on growing the business through marketing and networking within the music industry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, telemark skiing, water skiing, and camping.