Guitarmaker Issue 78
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John Monteleone binding a mandolin peghead.
From the Director
Acker encourages well-established luthiers to give back to the community and writes about the upcoming Lacey Special Edition of Guitarmaker. With 1 photo.
Visit to Kay Bass
Herbert, wife, and friends pay a visit to Englehardt-Link, the direct descendent of Kay, where they get a personal tour of the facilities. Herbert describes the process Englehardt-Link uses to build their basses with the original Kay jigs. With 14 captioned photos.
John Monteleone at Trinity College Part 1
Monteleone begins his talk at Trinity College. Here he talks about his history, how he started in luthiery, and his philosophy on guitar building and learning. Did you know that Monteleone's dad mistook his first guitar for firewood and burned it in the fireplace one Christmas, or that Monteleone was Mandolin Brothers first repairman? These just give you a taste of this fascinating presentation. With 40 photos of finished guitars and work in progress. See issue 79 for the riveting conclusion.
Breaking In a Guitar
How long does it take to break in a new guitar? Read what Tippin has to say on the subject.
Attacking the Scarf Joint
Here is a tablesaw jig to help you cut an accurate scarf joint on your neck blank, and another to help you glue it together. With 9 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built
Fledgling Luthier Showcase
The electric guitars of Paul Matthew Fieman.
biography; guitar, electric
Just a Hobby Handed Down
17 years ago, musician Wiles was asked to give his opinion on the first guitar built by Mel Wrangham (which he built at age 70). After offering his opinion to Mel for 17 years, Wiles now owns Wrangham’s tools and is building his own guitars. And he calls Mel for his opinion. With 3 photos.
Keeping a Professional Axe in Shape
In this article, John-Conry helps a Fender Nashville Tele with a factory installed Parsons-Green B-Bender stay in tune by removing all sharp edges where the string touches and lubricating moving surfaces. With 20 photos.
New Luthier on the Block
Lichty Guitars is off to a great start thanks to a guitar building workshop by Wayne Henderson and the marketing skills of Lichty’s wife. With 10 photos and 1 drawing.
Finishing a Guitar
“Our finished instruments don’t just reflect the light that shines on them, they reflect the effort and skill we put into them, as much as any part of the building process.” Herrmann has written a broad-scoped article on finishing that will help your guitar accurately reflect your skill as a builder. With 2 photos.
Roots of Lutherie
Humerous or sad, depending on how you look at it, this full-page photo of a “restoration” depicts a guitar being rebound (?) with a bare minimum of resources.
Michael Martynenko was inadvertantly left off the list of presenters on the cover. There was no room for Alain Moisan's bio in this issue, so it is printed in issue 79 on page 1.