Guitarmaker Issue 93
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Frank Ford, the quiet-demeanored gun-slinger of instrument repair.
From the Director
Bear and Tina Acker celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary; Dan Erlewine shares a reprinted article on the ASIA symposium from Vintage Guitar Magazine; Acker sums up the 2015 symposium in one paragraph. With 2 Photos.
Images from the 2015 ASIA Symposium
Alton Acker, Bill Brown, Nadine Nichols, Tom Morrissey, Stan VanDruff
Symposium 2015 celebrated with 152 photos of the workshops, vendors, speakers, auction and after-hours shenanigans.
Great Tips for Guitar Wiring
Like the title says, Gluck gives some great tips on wiring guitars and how to make money when you do it.
The Best Guitar Building Class Ever
A fictitious student builds a fictitious guitar at a fictitious class. Humor. No photos (obviously)!
Lutherie at Home
Young details his conversion of an under-stairs closet to a humidity-controlled guitar-storage space. With 6 photos and 1 drawing.
Book Review: The Granada School for Guitar-Makers
Jack C. Clark
Clark reviews this 305-page Spanish and English text on the history of guitarmaking in Granada. With 1 photo.
Inventing the American Guitar
Jack C. Clark
Clark reviews this 289-page history of American guitar innovations by C.F. Martin and his contemporaries. With 1 photo.
When doing a refret, Clark prefers to scrape (rather than sand) the surface of the fretboard. He gives his reasons and his procedures. With 21 step photos.
Young shows a simple way to trim fret tangs with a Dremel, a cut-off wheel, and a simple shop-made router base for the Dremel. With 3 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built