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Guitarmaker is the premier full-color journal for builders, players, and enthusiasts of all stripes interested in guitars, banjos, mandolins, and all other sort of fretted stringed instruments.

While we build online content, you can enjoy perusing back issues of the magazine and order them for a mere pittance. If you are not already a member, we’re sure you’ll want to join ASIA for this great magazine and other benefits.

Fodera Guitars has two job positions available

The happy gang at Fodera Guitars

Do you have experience with woodworking and lutherie? Do you find yourself continuously being called “perfectionist”? Do you love working with your hands? If so, send over your resume for the opportunity to be a part of the Fodera team. They are currently looking for one highly experienced luthier and one woodworker, both in a full-time capacity, in Brooklyn, NY. Fodera offers a competitive salary along with medical and retirement benefits.

Head over to Fodera’s website for more details!

Latest Issue of Guitarmaker Available Now

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Front Cover

Eight of Bear Acker’s guitars, in the white, safely stored in the bed of his 1940 Ford pickup.

From the Director

Alton Acker

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.

errata; symposium

Conversion of a 1938 Martin OO-40H Hawaiian Guitar

Steve Kovacik

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

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Issue 81 - Apology to Jack Clark

Hi Members,

In the fall Guitarmaker #81 column Fledgling Luthier, by Jack Clark, I somehow got the text from the previous column in Guitarmaker #80 instead. The photos are correct, but the text is incorrect. Jack sent me everything for the fall issue, but it was my mistake in placing it. I proof read everything, but it got past me somehow. I’ll correct this in the winter issue with the correct article. I just wanted to make sure that you didn’t think it was Jack’s mistake, it’s all mine. My apologies to Jack Clark and ASIA members for this error.

Regards,

Alton “Bear” Acker, Editor

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Guitarmaker is the premier full-color journal for builders, players, and enthusiasts of all stripes interested in guitars, banjos, mandolins, and all other sort of fretted stringed instruments.

While we continue to build online content, you can enjoy perusing back issues of the magazine and order them for a mere pittance. If you are not already a member, we’re sure you’ll want to join ASIA for this great magazine and other benefits.

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