Guitarmaker Issue 95
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Gibson 335 expertly repaired by Evan Gluck. Details on page 13.
From the Director
Acker asks readers to submit articles for the magazine and shows off several of the special-purpose tools he as collected over the years.
tools, hand; tools, shop-built
Re-Top of an O-16 NY Without Disturbing the Original Binding
Kovacik expertly repairs an ailing O-16 NY by replacing the soundboard while leaving the binding intact. Great detail. With 25 step photos.
Les Paul Cracked Neck Mummification
Clark repairs a cracked neck with hide glue. With 12 step photos.
How Much Glue Do You Need?
Smith shows a way to calculate how much glue is required for a joint.
Acker shares some info from his personal archives, of friends and a shop remodel. With 2 photos.
Don’t Be Clever, but Don’t Be Stupid
Gluck makes the case that some guitars, notably hollow body and semi-hollow body electrics, are hard to repair because the electronics are inacessible. Then he pleads with contemporary builders to think about repairability when designing a guitar. With 2 photos illustraiting good vs. bad design principles.
repair; guitar, electric
Building the Radial Rosette Maker
Schaefer details a method to make and install radial-grain wooden rosettes. With 38 step photos and 1 drawing.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built; rosette
Electric Setups and Frets
Evan Gluck and Erick Coleman
Coleman and Gluck set up an electric guitar at the 2015 symposium and answer a multitude of questions. The end of the workshop was not recorded, but this article still includes a wealth of information. With 2 photos.
Report from the ASIA Symposium 2015
Herrod writes about his entertaining and educational experiences at 9 symposiums including the one from 2015. He is now a member of the ASIA board.
Luthery Art: Year of the Hands
Chase describes 5 of his guitar sculptures that prominently feature players’ hands. With 5 photos.