Bill Collings—Rest in Peace

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Collings on July 14 2017. His contributions to guitarmaking were many. A true giant in our industry, Bill had a rascally and amiable personalty and he left behind many friends. He was a recognized genius at developing tooling, and the quality of the many instruments bearing his name speak for themselves. His standards were high and his execution as a luthier was impeccable. Few have made a greater impact on our craft than Bill Collings. RIP

Guitars, Rugs, Ukes, Oh My!

If you can't make a living building stringed instruments, should you add weaving to your repertoire? It seems to be working for Salt Bay Trading in Newcastle, Main. Next time you travel up US 1 in Maine, stop in and give us a report!

Getting Social

ASIA is becoming more social. Did you know that we have had a Facebook page for 2 years? Now you can see ASIA’s Facebook stream by hovering your mouse (or tapping on a phone/tablet) the blue Facebook tab on the right edge of the home screen. Like us on Facebook and share what is happening in your shop!

We also have a brand new Pinterest page where will share inspirational photos of instruments, tools, and techniques from around the Internet. You can see our Pinterest feed by using the red Pinterest tab on the right edge of the home screen.

The Facebook and Pinterest widgets we use today don't work that well on phones and tablets, but we will continue to experiment as we improve this website. Your Comments are always welcome!

PDFs of Guitarmaker Magazine

As of June 2017, ASIA no longer sells back issues of Guitarmaker magazine. We are, however, working diligently to get the entire archive converted to PDF for members to read online. As of today, the following 15 PDF issues are available to read when you are logged in.

We expect to have several years of the most recent magazines up by the end of July.

Call for Articles

Most Guitarmaker articles are written by our members and readers. New voices and new articles are welcome immediately. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your photos, articles, or ideas.

Issue 100 is in the mail

The latest Guitarmaker Magazine is in the mail. If you are a member, you may already have it. If not, you can read the table of contents on the Current Issue page.