Guitarmaker Issue 117

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From the Director

Alton Acker

Restoring a C. 1850 Martin Renaissance Model Guitar

David LaPlante

Gallagher Guitars: A Phoenix in Tennessee

Jeff Lysyczyn

Carving the Neck

Bill Sterling

Tip: Beat Up Files Level Frets Best

William Cumpiano

From String Instrument Craftsman

Bridge Re-glue Clamping Caul

Nate Clark

Harmony Bridge Removal (And Many Others)

David Hanna

Pulling Frets Fast with Direct Heat

Jim Hatlo

From String Instrument Craftsman

Sales to Stars

Jim Hatlo

From String Instrument Craftsman

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