"I cannot, nor do I desire to deliver up the cannon... We are weak and few in number, nevertheless we are contending for what we believe to be just principles and only through force will we yield. God and Liberty." - Joseph D. Clements to the Army of the Mexican Republic
September 30th, 1835- Dewitt Colony, Texas
Before I had ever begun putting pencil to paper, I knew that I wanted my guitars to display the same courageous spirit that led my ancestors to shape not only their destinies, but that of Texas as well. From the legendary "Come and Take It" cannon to the sacrifices of "The Immortal 32" of the Alamo, to the battle cries of San Jacinto and beyond, these rich stories run deep in Texas lore. I'm proud to say the Clements family helped play a part in the Texas Revolution and shape the state we call home.
My guitars are not simply musical instruments, but a way for me to honor and continue telling the noble history of not only my ancestry, but that of all Texans. Joseph D. Clements' original signature, pulled from an authentic document from the Texas Land Grant archives, serves as the official Clements Guitars logo on all headstocks and remains a constant reminder that pioneering spirit, grit, and devotion to cause are the prerequisites for those who desire to carve out a lasting legacy.
- Trey Clements
Fourth Great Grandchild of Joseph D. Clements