Guitarmaker Issue 98
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Bill Hibdon's "Fiddleback Tree"
From the Director
Acker is thankful for the resources and talent available in the lutherie community and laments the passing of ASIA member (and mentor to his grandson) Matthew Dandy.
Building a Spray Booth for the Home Workshop
Lipman shares the methods he has developed to eliminate virtually all contact with toxic fumes. With 16 photos and 1 schematic diagram.
James Condino's Bass Repair Workshop, Part 1
Condino put on a much-appreciated workshop on bass repair at the 2015 symposium. This is part 1of 2 of the transcript from that workshop. See issue 99 for part 2. With 13 photos.
To Mod or Not to Mod…
Sadowski gives some history of electric guitar "modding" along with some reasons why/when it is/isn't a good idea. With 4 photos and 1 schematic diagram.
The "Fiddleback Tree"
Hibdon discovers an intensly figured mahogany tree on a trip to Mexico. Read the article to see what he found inside the log shown on the cover. With 7 photos.
Voros has seen a great many instruments and maintains that you can tell much about the maker by how he/she finishes fret ends. With 3 photos.