Guitarmaker Issue 41
You must be signed in to view the PDF
Cover photo of a resophonic guitar by Tim Scheerhorn.
Jay Hostetler, Norman Beberman
Hostetler says good-bye as ASIA president and encourages all members to participate in the organization. Beberman announces his Guitar Nation website to promote public awareness of handmade and custom guitars. With 2 photos.
symposium; event; ASIA; business
Discussion of current ASIA business, the 2000 symposium, and the June 2000 board meeting.
ASIA; Guitarmaker; symposum; event
Announcement for upcoming Symposium 2001.
Results of the Symposium 2000 fund-raising auction.
13 captioned photos from the symposium.
Evolution or Revolution
Scheerhorn argues that today's resonators are revolutionary rather than evolutionary children of the original Dobros. Scheerhorn's guitars use solid wood (vs. plywood), and he replaces the soundwell with soundposts and baffles. With 6 photos.
Dotson combines a Hawaiin-style Weissenborn with a tri-cone resonator. To create a unique new instrument. With 9 photos (but one is a duplicate).
guitar, resophonic; guitar, Hawaiin
Allen discusses his solid wood soundpost-style resonators then shares a number of his tooling ideas for building resonators. With 7 photos.
David Giulietti, Engraver
Simmons describes the masterful engraving of David Giuletti With 7 photos (an 8th is on the back cover).
Luthiers of England, Part II
In this second of two parts, Erlewine and his wife visit six more English luthiers (Stuart Palmer, Guy Harrison, Ralph Brown, David Gregory, Peter Barton, Stefan Sobell, and Nial Cain) and Newark and Sherwood College. Many shop-made tools and jigs to savor. (Part I is in issue 40.) With 57 photos and 1 drawing.
biography; tools, jig; tools, shop-built; school; shop
Great Midwest Guitar Show
Announcement for the first Midwest Guitar Show.
Music Linked to Reduced Criminality
MuSICA Research Notes
Scientific study says that teens who are involved with music are less likely to run afoul of the law.
They Do It with Mirrors
Use a three-secion folding mirror for great views inside your guitar. With 7 photos.
Mirrors, Magnets, Imagination
Erlewine uses the three-section mirror and magnets to ease the repair of a cracked back brace. With 10 photos.
repair; tools, shop-built
No Stress Neck Jig
Blackshear's jig and method for setting the neck angle on a Spanish-style guitar. With 10 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built; process
Wechter introduces the idea of just-in-time manufacturing for the individual luthier. By not keeping large inventories of parts, you can save money and remain flexible. He recommends two books for further information.
business; factory; process
Marketing for Small Builders
Johnston makes insightful recommendations for luthiers who want to sell their guitars through stores, and tells you why you should want to. With 1 photo.
Music, Business, and the Law
Wells discusses who is liable if a customer damages one of your instruments.
New ASIA Board Members
Three new members are elected to the ASIA board.
Roy Byrd, Sabrina Smith
Byrd expresses thanks for those who are helping him learn about guitar making. Smith announces three new technical guitar forums hosted by Acoustic Guitar magazine.
Guitarmaker asks for articles and announces topics for the next four issues.
King Biscuit Resonator Guitar
National Guitar Company
Closeup photo of a National resoponic guitar.