Guitarmaker Issue 85

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Front Cover

Tom Monaster

Welcome sign at East Stroudsburg University, host of the 2013 ASIA Symposium.

From the Director

Alton Acker, David Nichols, Stan VanDruff

Acker writes about the symposium while Nichols and VanDruff make an empassioned plea for members to build the guitar making community through service on the ASIA board. Required reading if you want to serve on the board.


Symposium 2013 Photo Essay

Bill Brown, Tom Monaster, Sylvan Wells

25 pages full of photos from all aspects of the 2013 symposium.

ASIA; symposium; guitar; tonewood; school; tools, hand; tools, jig; tools, power

Thoughts Since Symposium 2013

Michael Dickinson

Dickinson, an ASIA member for 22 years shares his hopes for ASIA over the next 22 years, specifically about attracting the younger set to guitar making. With 1 photo.

ASIA; symposium

On Community

Tom Gern

Gern, a new luthier, tells us that ASIA is a thriving community, especially evident at the symposium. With 3 photos.

ASIA; symposium

Dave Nicholas, the Unlikely Luthier

Patty Nicholas

Nicholas memorializes her mandolin-making husband and tells us what ASIA, the Symposium, and David Nichols meant to him. With 3 photos.

syposium, memorial

Router Choices for the Luthier

Bob Mizek

Mizek makes the case for luthiers having laminate trimmers, plunge routers, fixed-base routers, and a router table in the shop. He details the specific models he uses for all but the lamnate trimmers. With 11 photos.

tools, power

“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