Guitarmaker Issue 103
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A very unusual turtleback guitar with an unknown maker; see the article on page 5.
From the Director
Acker corrects the inaccurate proportions for mixing shellac published in Guitarmaker 101 and highlights areas in lutherie when using the metric system is easier, even for Americans. With 1 table.
1926 Wahhburn Lyon & Healy Restoration
Hall goes through all the steps he took to repair this well-used guitar, from neck reset to heel block work, and bridge replacement. With 9 photos.
Two Custom Guitars from Pennsylvania: A Mystery Worth Solving
Morgan describes in great detail the history (as he knows it) and aesthetics of the one-of-a-kind guitar on the cover and asks for help in discovering its maker. The second mystery has been solved by Dick Boak and is also covered in this article. With 7 photos.
European Guitar Builders 2017 Symposium
Pozar, who often attends the ASIA symposium from Austria, decided to attend the EGB symposium in 2017. Here is his trip report, complete with 9 photos.
Classes, Kits, or Parts?
How to logically approach building guitars when the decision to build guitars is not logical at all? Sterling tries, and recommends starting with a class, moving to a kit, then building your own from scratch. That approach worked for him. With 4 photos.
Making a Bridge Caul
Waltrous tells how he molds a resin caul for gluing oddly-shaped bridges that can’t be easily clamped. With 9 photos.
Gibson TG3: Regluing a Loose Brace
Clark reattaches a brace in situ on this Gibson tenor guitar. With 18 photos.
Aulson rebuts Gila Eban’s letter from Guitarmaker 102 and explains the purpose of the proposed ASIA outreach program.
Luthier Woods and Tonewoods
As Dixon prepares for retirement, he is making his stash of wood and tools available to ASIA members. With 19 photos but very few prices.
Uber, AirBnB, and Lutherie
Thorp introduces Fretish, a peer-to-peer business where players can discover and rent instruments from smaller builders. With 3 photos.