Guitarmaker Issue 28
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Taylor Guitars in Alternative Woods
Cover photo of four Taylor guitars with back/sides of pau ferro, mesquite, myrtle, and imbuya.
Zeilor recounts his acquisition and restoration of Jimmy Proctor's 1948 Martin D-28. With 1 photo.
Eldon Whitford, Bruce Petros
Each author talks briefly about his luthiery. With 3 photos (1 from each author).
John Roeder, Steve Grimes, Mark Wescott
Roeder describes a zither he built and gives sources for zither info and supplies. Grimes and Wescott give brief bios. With 4 photos and 1 drawing.
William Cumpiano, Ivon Schmukler
Leeds Luthiery School scheduled to open.
Roger Sadowsky, Cynthia Bridges
Sadowsky Guitars is looking for full-time employees. Gibson/Montana looking for a repair person.
Jackson, who just graduated from South Plains College, is looking for work on the East Coast.
Sobel is looking to buy an established music store.
The Taylor Guitar Factory
A shop tour of Taylor Guitars. See how Taylor builds guitars and how long they spend in each category. Even with their CNC capability, they still rely heavily on skilled labor. With 13 photos.
tools, power; tools, jig; business; CNC; shop; process
The Pikasso Guitar
Manzer describes the design and building of her most famous creation. Although brief, article includes construction details and photos not seen anywhere else. With 8 photos.
design; guitar, steel string
James D'Aquisto: In Memoriam
Monteleone remenisces and memorializes James D'Aquisto who is known for his archtop guitars. With 1 photo.
memorial; guitar, archtop
Repairing Gibson Flat-Tops
An excerpt from "Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars," this article covers some of the repair issues unique to Gibson guitars and offers tips on repairing them. With 14 photos and 1 drawing.
Book Review: Things About the Guitar
Cumpiano recommends this book by and about Jose Ramirez III and his thoughts on classical guitars.
Symposium '95 Detailed Scheduled
Detailed schedule of events for the '95 Symposium. With 5 photos.
Duane Waterman, Guitar Builder
Long and detailed interview with guitar maker Waterman. Starts with a discussion of acoustic bases, and progresses through most aspects of classical guitar building and philosophy including tips on interacting with customers and selling.
interview; biography; guitar, classical; guitar, steel string; design; business; guitar, bass; bracing;
Guitarmaker Odds & Ends
Bryan Galloup announces the 2nd Annual Northwoods Building and Repair Seminar. Mike Longworth retires and sells his stash of Martin stuff. Martin Guitar announces a special edition guitar celebrating Sing Out!s 40th anniversary. With 1 photo and 1 graphic.
A table of universal fret spacing based on a 1-inch scale. Includes instructions for use.
Running the Business
Educating the customer on why some guitars cost more than others. Also how to take care of their instruments including watching out for humidity and travelling with guitars..
The Luthier's Workbench
Making a bridge plate cap for when replacing a bridge plane is not needed or undesirable. With 5 photos.
Symposium '95 Short Schedule
A one page condensed version of the '95 symposium schedule
Jamon Zeiler guitar built for Sara Hickman
Back cover photo of Jamon Zeiler's guitar he built for recording artist Sara Hickman
guitar, steel string
Steve Grimes and Ned Steinberger's GS Guitar
Steve Grimes, Ned Steinberger
Back cover photo of Steve Grimes and Ned Steinberger's Stress-Free Acoustic Guitar
collaboration; design; guitar, steel string