Lin grew up in Louisiana. In 1997 he began his study of musical instrument construction and repair at Roberto-Venn in Arizona. After completing the program, Lin worked at Vince's Backstage Music in Lafayette, LA followed by freelancing in Long Island, NY and then Nashville, TN. He also managed a repair shop in Franklin, TN, handling warranty repairs for various manufacturers.
Lin joined the Gruhn repair staff in 2007. He is well-rounded in all areas of acoustic and electric instrument repair and specializes in authentication of vintage Fender instruments.
Lin enjoys collecting LPs and makes a mean crawfish bisque.