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!

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!

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.

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“ASIA is an organization where you not only grow your skills, but grow your extended family. I have met so many wonderful, knowledgeable people through this organization.” ~Michael Dickinson, Martin Guitar