Guitarmaker Issue 107

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Front Cover

A collaborative guitar from Tracy Cox and Tom Monaster. Story on page 3

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From the Director

Alton Acker

Acker is in full-swing symposium mode.


How the Cutting Board Guitar Became the Broken Arrow Guitar

Tom Monaster

Tracy Cox built a solid body electric guitar for Monaster, who dubbed it the Cutting Board guitar. But he soon grew weary of the weight, so Cox redesigned it into an Art Deco-inspired guitar now dubbed the Broke Arrow. With 10 photos.

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About Tap Tones

Gila Eban

Eban weights in on the tap tuning debate, with her opinion and a ton of math to back it up.


The Ridgewing Experiment—Creating a New Type of Guitar

Tim White

White describes the evolution of the Chrysalis guitar (seen on the cover of Guitarmaker 40) into the Ridgewing, a full-sized guitar that can be easily broken down and reassembled. With 17 photos.

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Gluing on Bracing

Bill Sterling

Sterling continues his acoustic guitar build by gluing on the braces. Includes a discussion of go-bar decks, too. With 10 photos.

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What to Do When You Have the Flu

Evan Gluck

Gluck brings us some wiring tips, a cool mod for Strats, and a word about the Symposium. With 11 photos.

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“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