Guitarmaker Issue 73

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Front Cover

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan's impressive jig collection. Originally published in the long out of print issue 34.

tools, jig

From the Director

Alton Acker

Bear reminds us that one false move in the shop could end our building or playing career. He also talks about being prepared to adjust your instruments when playing outdoors, re-issuing Kevin Ryan’s jig article, and reflecting on ”simpler times.” With 1 photo.

Jigs and Fixtures: A Marriage of Art and Ingenuity

Kevin Ryan

Jigmaster Ryan shares some of his philosophy, techniques, and a plethora of his favorite jigs. If you like jigs, don’t miss this articel! Ryan’s article was originally printed in Issue 34, long out of print. With 62 photos, not as crisp as the originals.

tools, jig

Inside Calton Cases

Poul (Jim) Lassen

History, operation, and a shop tour of Calton Cases in Canada. Originally printed in Issue 48. With 15 photos.

factory; case

Fledgling Luthier Visits the Bay Area Ukulele Builders

Jack Clark

Clark visits several Bay Area builders of this diminutive but resergent instrument. With 9 photos.


Fledgling Luthier Showcase

Jack Clark

Clark introduces two fledgling builders: Doug Corbin and Corky Long. With 6 photos.


Never Unplugged

Elliot John Conry

Conry replaces the failing magnets in a Rickenbacker pickup and rewinds it. With 15 photos.

repair; guitar, electric

Suitcase Guitar, Revisited

Ed Mettee

Mettee highlights some of his work on foldable travel guitars. With 4 photos.

guitar, travel

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