Guitarmaker Issue 106

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Front Cover

Michael Kinnebrew

Dan Erlewine routes a saddle slot on a finished guitar.


From the Director

Alton Acker

Acker creates a completely new guitar model for his line. This is his first with a cutaway, and shares its genesis story. OF course, he gets a plug in for the ASIA symposium too.

design; symposium

Dreadnaught Wrecked

Ernst Pozar

Pozar performs miracle surgery on the soundboard of a Martin D-28 that had someone fall on it. With 10 photos.

repair; soundboard


Bill Sterling

Sterling picks up where he left off, bracing a guitar. This article completely covers his method of making braces for the sondboard and back. With 10 photos.


My 15 Best Practices for Productivity as an Independent Craftsman

Eric Schaefer

Schaefer gives 15 excellent ways for craftsmen to be more productive, mainly by eliminating wasted time. Some areas including the phone rather than email to communicate, prioritizing tasks daily, and avoiding academi procrastination.


Cookie Tin Uke

Ed Kosmahl

Kosmahl builds a light-hearted tenor ukulele from a cookie tin. With 22 photos.


Larrivee Bridge Plate Repair

Nate Clark

Clark repairs a Larrivee acoustic guitar that had a bridge plate so worn that the string ends damaged the soundboard from the underside. With 20 photos.

repair; bridge

Secondary Careers in Lutherie

Michael Kinnebrew

Retired oral surgeon Kinnebrew decides to start a second career in lutherie. He started by attending Dan Erlewine's luthierie school. With 9 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