Guitarmaker Issue 52
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Cover photo: headstock inlay by Craig Lavin showcasing his shading technique.
From the Editor
New editor Samuel lays out his plan for the magazine and requests input from members.
A New Era for ASIA
New ASIA executive director Moll lays out his goals for the organization and introduces the new committees (Marketing, Editorial, Political Action), their chairmen, and the new event coordinator. With 1 photo.
ASIA; Symposium; Guitarmaker
LK-OM by Lance Kragenbrink
A beauty shot of Lance Kragenbrink’s LK-OM guitar.
In the Shade
Lavin discusses several ways to create shade effects on pearl inlay then details his technique using very thin applications of black epoxy. With 11 photos.
Hand Disorders: Common Occupational Hand and Arm Disorders - A Primer for the Luthier
MD Lang provides definitions, an overview of hand anatomy, ergonomics, and common injuries and disorders. The article includes Web links for further information on ergonomics and tool design. With 9 photos and 3 illustrations.
Smoke and Mirrors - Part 1
Leach discusses his style (details, lots of details) as an inlay artist and illustrates his points with examples from two of his works. With 2 photos.
Frank Ford, Lance Krangenbrink, Rick Davis
Former Executive Director Davis sums up the 2005 symposium. Includes a list of presenters. With 24 photos
Building a Better Binding Jig
Williams provides his interpretation of Harry Fleishman’s binding jig (published in American Lutherie). Williams’ jig uses drawer slides and a lazy susan bearing to provide lateral movement combined with Fleishman's original parallelogram for vertical movement. With 8 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built
Mettee’s full-size archtop breaks down into a travel-size package by removing a single pin. Includes description, dimensions, and 4 photos.
guitar, travel; guitar, archtop
Resurrecting a Parlor Guitar
Harry Eibert, Gennaro D'Urso
The authors retop a turn of the century parlor guitar with spruce treated with Nagyvary’s secret process. With 6 photos.
repair; Nagyvary, Joseph; tonewood
Setting Up a 12 String
Cambio provides a brief history of 12-string guitars, then details how he sets up his guitars. With 5 photos and 2 illustrations.
setup; history; bracing