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David Nichols' "Showstopper" Dreadnought
Photo of Nichols' dreadnought covered head to toe in glorious abalone.
inlay; guitar, steel-string
Announcement of the 2000 symposium held in Nashville.
Corrections to 1999 Directory
A page full of corrections to the member directory printed in issue 37.
John Decker, Fred Carlson
Dr. Decker comments of issue 37 article on "Green Lutherie" and suggests peoplelook into Rainsong's graphite guitars. Carlson lauds issue 37 and writes about some of his interesting string instruments. With 2 photos.
An interview with our industry's legendary shell supplier. A thorough and detailed account including the genesis of Abalam shell laminate. With 6 photos.
Inlay artist, Larry Robinson, shares his thoughts on Abalam for handcutters. (as opposed to CNC cutting).
Inlay Materials and Artists
Two pages of shell suppliers, shell cutters, and inlay artists.
CAD/CAM, CNC, Abalam, and Casino Décor
Sifel writes about the history of Pearl Works, CNC inlay, and Abalam. With 2 photos.
inlay; CAD; CNC
A Visit to Malone: Paul Bordeaux and David Nichols
The work, philosopy, and techniques of Larry Robinson and Paul Bordeaux. With 6 photos.
Then & Now--An Homage to CNC
Almeida has cut miles of pearl by hand, but he believes the future belongs to CNC, and not just for inlay. With 4 photos.
Celebration of Inlay
Kevin Almeida, Olver Apitius, Paul Bordeaux, John Greven, Grit Laskin, David Nichols, Larry Robinson, Sheldon Schwartz, Larry Sifel, Judy Threet
23 captioned photos of beautiful inlays by Kevin Almeida, Oliver Apitius, Paul Bordeaux, John Greven, Grit Laskin, David Nichols, Larry Robinson, Sheldon Schwartz, Larry Sifel, and Judy Threet.
I Label My Engraved Inlsys "Art"
Laskin's inlays are never repeated and he uses each inlay to communicate ideas. Therefore, he considers them art, not just craft.
Reviews: Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step
Wilson calls this book "another necessary contribution to the ever-expanding literature of lutherie." With 1 photo.
(Mis)Adventures in Side Bender Construction
Beneteau chronicles the ups and downs of trying to build the perfect side bender. With 3 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built
The Neck Jig: Purpose and Progress
The history, purpose, and application of the Stewart-McDonald neck jig by its inventor. With 13 photos.
tools, jig; tools, shop-built
In the Beginning: Toll Bridges
The repair/replacement of lifted bridges. With 3 photos.
Some Thoughts on Apprenticeships
Somogyi's outline for paid helpers or apprentices. Be sure to read this if you are considering taking on help or looking to work for a guitar maker. With 1 photo.
Rick Davis, Daniele Chiesa
Announcements for Symposium 2000 and VIII International Guitar Festival. Chiesa, from Cremona, Italy, is looking for work in the U.S. or Canada. Controversy and clarification regarding member information included in the ASIA website.
Bobby Kleftoyanis, Chip Wilson, Sasa Radcic, Kamel Chenaouy, Carlo Doria, Patrick Hufschmid, Rick Rodgers, Mark McCallum
Kleftoyannis, who builds Greek bozoukis provides information on the history and construction of his instrument. Wilson provides background on his performing and lutherie. Radicic relocates from Bosnia to the U.S. Chenaouy announces his election to President of the French Guild of Luthiers. Doria, an Italian, and Hufschmidt, a Swiss, give their bios. Rodgers requests help with the music program in the Lutheran church, and McCallum shows four guitars he build of popsicle sticks while in prison. With 19 photos
bozouki; guitar, archtop; guitar, nylon string; guitar, electric; biography
Marchione shares his passion for 16-inch archtops designed after Jim Hall's D'Aquisto.
Renee Karnes Banjo
Photo montage of Karnes' amazing banjo inlaid in a maritime theme.