Guitarmaker Issue 72
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Scott MacDonald’s custom 9-string cutaway guitar in Claro walnut and western redcedar
From the Director
Bear talks about issues he faces getting fresh and exciting material for each issue of Guitarmaker. Also notes several corrections from previous magazines. With 2 photos.
symposium; event; errata; guitarmaker
Restoration of a 1920 Dyer Style 7 Harp Guitar Part II
Druckenrodt finishes his huge undertaking of restoring a harp guitar. Part 1 is in issue 67, or you can see it at Nite Owl Guitars. With 39 photos.
guitar, harp; repair
Device for Routing Back Curvature
Pothoven constructs a jig for routing a compound curve in the back of a guitar's ribs. With 3 illustrations and 4 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built
Harry F. Eibert
Bio of Eibert and photos of his guitars. With10 photos.
Fledgling Luthier on Clamps
It is not possible to have too many clamps. Clark tells us what to do with all the clamps we've collected and makes us wish we had more. With 10 photos.
Fledgling Luthier Showcase
Clark introduces us to Keith Allen and his guitar hobby. With 5 photos.
Meeting the Makers
Acker approves of John Fellman's book on “Minnesota's Finest Guitar Builders.” Primarily a book of photography, it is a stunning treatment of instruments, their makers, and their shops. With 1 photo.
Cover Shots: 9-String Guitar
Description and photos of the cover guitar. With 7 photos.
MacDonald attends the first meeting of the new ASIA Board of Directors and reports that we are in good hands. With 9 photos.
Blues Creek Bendin Machine and Body Molds Review
Mizek heartily recomments Blues Creek’s bending machine kit. With 4 photos.
review; tools, jig
Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Truss Rod Repair
Coleman removes a damaged truss rod, rethreads it, and replaces it to restore this Rick to playability. With 10 photos.
repair; guitar, bass
Baker, a Hank Wiliams fan, gets his Taylor Big Baby signed at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery Alabama. With 3 photos.
Guitarmaker’s Connection: A Money Saver for the Novice Guitar Maker
Lombardi visits Martin Guitar’s shop for luthier supplies. He gives us some history and a tour. With 8 photos and 2 drawings.
Does Glue Hardness Affect the Tone of Musical Instruments?
McKnight performs scientifc testing on the hardness of 8 glues used in lutherie.You’ll have to read the article to find the answer to the titular question. With 4 photos and 1 illustration.
Griffin repairs a twice-broken Les Paul. He reinforces the joint with custom made biscuits so he won't have to repair it again. With 3 photos.