Guitarmaker Issue 128

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Front Cover

John F. Hall, Jr.

Compression Fretting 101

John F Hall, Jr.

Luthier Tools Binding Jig

Chuck Hennet

Ready to succeed - Being Organized

Bill Sterling

A.S.I.A Symposium Information and Registration

Nadine Nichols

The Art of Greek Bouzouki Making

George Isidorou

Symposium 2024!

June 26 – 28, 2024 at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

It's time to plan your trip to the A.S.I.A Symposium 2024 in beautiful Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! Get your registration form, schedule, and information here.

There will be workshops, vendor tables, live demos keynote speakers, presentations, and more. It is also a great opportunity for purveyors of lutherie supplies (wood, jigs, tools, books, DVDs, etc.) to sell their wares and services. We will also have an area for instrument builders to display and show off their fine products.  Any potential exhibitors or interested vendors should get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the registration form

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Download the PDF flyer for more details.

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“ASIA is an organization where you not only grow your skills, but grow your extended family. I have met so many wonderful, knowledgeable people through this organization.” ~Michael Dickinson, Martin Guitar