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A Baritone Story
Front and back photos of Berkowitz' Koa baritone guitar featured in this issue.
Jeffrey Bonzek, Dave Cassotta, Stanley Lee Summer
Bonzek shares his bio and 2 photos of his headstock designs. Cassotta thanks Guitarmaker for Larry Robinson's inlay article (Guitarmaker 31) and Guitarmaker columnists. Summer praises Guitarmaker.
biography; inlay; Guitarmaker
Lewis Fowler, Rick Davis, Bob Miller, Sonny Thomas, Dave Gillard
Each new member provides his bio and photos of his work. 11 photos in all. Davis went on to become ASIA's executive director. Gillard shared a photo of his electric guitar with V frets. Never see another one!
Krueger shares his biography, including founding Canadian Guitar Collector Magazine. With 1 photo.
Lewis Fowler, Ken Donnell
Fowler suggests backing pearl with wood veneer before cutting to prevent breakage. Donnell suggests some advantages for using laminated sides on guitars. With 1 photo.
Apitius tells us how he modifies fret-crowning files to prevent scratching the tops of his levelled frets. With 2 illustrations.
A Baritone Story
Berkowitz recounts the design issues he tackled it building a baritone guitar when few builders were making them. He discusses scale length, string selection, bracing, body size, bridge design, pickups, and so on. With 9 photos, 2 drawings, and 3 illustrations.
guitar, baritone; acoustics; design; bridge; bracing; pickup; setup
A Creative Repair
Somogyi uses his creativity to repair a mistake on four almost finished guitars. This man knows how to make lemonade. With 9 photos and 3 illustrations.
repair; inlay; business
Video Review - Intermediate Inlay Techniques
Calkin comments on Larry Robinson's first inlay video. With 2 photos.
inlay; video; review
J. Arif Verner
Arif interviews Lou Hinkley, owner of Daedalus Cabinets. Hinkley shares his philosophy on building and marketing their high quality guitar amps. With 5 photos.
business; electronics; interview; biography
Richard Schneider - In Memoriam
Jey Hargreaves, David Berkowitz
Heargraves and Berkowitz remenisce and memorialize Richard Schneider who is known for his work with Dr. Michael Kasha on an alternative design for classical guitars. With 2 photos.
memorial; Kasha, Michael
The Mandolin Panel - Symposium '95
Steve Anderson, Oliver Apitius, Mike Kemnitzer, Steve Carlson
Carlson moderates the other three authors in a mandolin discussion panel at Symposium '95. Discussion includes each builder's history, philosophy, how they build, marketing, wood selection, and finishing. With 8 photos.
mandolin; symposium; biography; sales; business
Smithsonian Guitar Exhibit
Benedetto reports on a wonderful exhibition at the Smithsonian titled "Electrfied, Amplified, and Deified - The Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Players. (Reprinted from Just Jazz Guitar.) With 3 photos
guitar, electric; guitar, archtop; event
Shop Tooling - Making a Side Bender
Taylor discusses various aspects of the side bender such as material selection, construction, and mounting to a wall or pedestal. With 5 photos and 3 illustrations.
tools, jig; tools, shop-made
Running the Business - Parts is Parts
Currier shares her experience stocking and selling guitar parts in her store. Suggests how you might want to approach handling guitar parts. With 1 photo.
In the Beginning - The Safety Maze
Reading safety labels and material safety data sheets to protect your health. With 2 illustrations.
Dresdner's thoughts on the purpose of bridges, how they work, and how they might be improved. With 1 illustration.
The Luthier's Workbench - Converting a Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe, Part I
This first installment (of 3) on converting a Gibson Smeck Stage Deluxe from lap guitar to a standard flattop gives a little how and why of the conversion then covers removing the neck. With 12 photos
repair; inlay; business
Book Review - The Gretsch Book
English (a self-proclaimed Gretsch fan) raves about "The Gretsch Book." With 1 photo.
Photo of two Melley classical guitars built in the Kasha/Schneider tradition
guitar, nylon string; Kasha