Guitarmaker Issue 105

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Gary Dusina

A resonator guitar by Gary Dusina. See page 13 for part 2 of the construction article started in Guitarmaker 104.

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From the Director

Alton Acker

Acker sarts preparing for Symposium 2019


French Polishing Workshop, Part 2

David LaPlante

A transcription of the second half of LaPlante’s lecture at the 2017 symposium. If you are interested in french polishing, you won’t want to miss this and the previous part 1 (Guitarmaker 104). With 5 photos.


Building a Resonator Guitar: The Process

Gary Dusina

Dusina helps us finish up making our own resonator guitar in part 2 of this article. With 55 photos. (Part 1 is in Guitarmaker 104)

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Gila Eban

Eban argues with the content of Jamie Aulson's letter in Guitarmaker 103.

Bell System Adventures

Gila Eban

Eban regales readers with a tale of what it was like as a luthier apprentice in the 1970's when even sandpaper could be a cause for great excitement.


The European Guitar Show

Evan Gluck

Gluck procrastinates for a couple paragraphs, then launches into his exciting trip to the European Guitar Show and learning about the European Guitar Builders Guild. He then puts forth a recommendation for ASIA to retry including a guitar show in conjunction with the symposium. With 4 photos.

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Getting Ready for Bracing

Bill Sterling

Sterling continues building his guitar, now he gets ready for the bracing. With 9 potos.


Leveling Frets Like the Plek Machine

Barry Lipman

Lipman details his method for leveling frets while the neck is under string tension. With 10 photos.


“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