At ASIA's biennial symposium, guitar builders and players of all skill levels gather to learn, teach, and play guitar. It is also a great place to see, try, and buy traditional to modern jigs and tools, and select the choicest guitar wood from the myriad vendors who attend. ASIA puts together an incredible program that is sure to increase your skill and pleasure in pursuing luthiery.
The 2017 ASIA Symposium will be held June 7–11, 2017 at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.Check out some photos from the last symposium to see what's in store.
Eight of Bear Acker’s guitars, in the white, safely stored in the bed of his 1940 Ford pickup.
From the Director
Aker apologizes for the truncated Electric Setup and Frets workshop article in Issue 95, and outlines steps to provide better workshop transcriptions in the future. He makes a plea for readers to submit more articles and begins preparing for the 2017 symposium.
Conversion of a 1938 Martin OO-40H Hawaiian Guitar
Kovacik, a certified Martin repairman, takes the reader through all the steps of converting a vintage Martin Hawaiian (slide) guitar to one suitable for Spanish-style play. Great detail including resetting a neck and removing flush frets. With 35 step photos.
repair; guitar; guitar, Hawaiian
ASIA Board member John Hall taught a workshop on binding a "Martin 40" style pearl binding at the 2015 Symposium. Many thanks to John for the workshop as well as providing the video for us all to enjoy!