Guitarmaker Issue 8

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Grit Laskin Binding a Cutaway Guitar

Tagawa writes about how he learned of ASIA and reminds to use recycled paper to save spruce for making guitars. Davis takes the editor task for excessive and insensitive use of humor in the previous issue of Guitarmaker. Boak apologizes for the aforementioned misuse of humor.


Mike Tagawa, Evan Davis, Dick Boak, Duane Waterman

Member's Spotlight—Duane Waterman

Duane Waterman


Member's Spotlight—Ted Beringer

Ted Beringer


Member's Spotlight—Dick Boak

Dick Boak


Maccaferri Turns 90

Dick Boak


A Visit with John Monteleone

Dick Boak


Calculating Neck Resets

Michae Dresdner

Monteleone Catalog Features

John Monteleone

America's 17 Finest Classical Guitar Makers

Benjamin Verdery and Beverly Maher

Chicago NAMM 1990

Dick Boak

George Nakashima Obituary

Dick Boak



Jim Hatlo, Nick Clarke, Al Williams, Mark Wallach, and Dick Boak

Stringed Instrument Craftsman Newsletter is up and running once again. Irving Sloane's Steel String Guitar Construction is back in print. Bold Strummer and R. Sorsky, Bookseller are good sources for relevant books. Calton Cases make custom guitar cases, and some updates on water-based lacquers.

A Transcription of David Vincent's Address at Symposium 89

David Vincent

Mark Dronge Interview, (Part 2 of 2)

Yuri Dmitrievsky

Part 1 is in issue 7


A Conversation with Vinny Fodera and Joey Lauricella of Fodera Guitars

Yuri Dmitrievsky


Laskin Lives

Dick Boak

Job Listings

Steve Urick, John Hedgecoth

Umanov's Guitars in New York and Gruhn Guitars in Nashville need talented help.


You missed a chance at a boatload of Brazilian at prices you will never even dream of again. Plus of lots of other goodies that got away.


ASIA's Bylaws for your viewing pleasure.

ASIA Business—Insurance Update

Coming Events

Puget Sound Guitar Workshop

New Products—Video Harp from Frankfurt Musicmesse

Huge Guitar Floats through Nazareth PA

John Monteleone carving a mandolin scroll

Ira Landgarten

“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