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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!

Brad Simon Gallery Now Online

Brad Simon's Gallery Cover

Brad Simon has a new photo gallery. Be sure to check out his work. If you would like to have your own gallery on the ASIA site, check out this article.

Kevin La Due Gallery Now Online

Kevin La Due's Gallery Cover

Kevin La Due has a new photo gallery. Be sure to check out his work. If you would like to have your own gallery on the ASIA site, check out this article.

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