American Lutherie is our go-to publication for all things stringed instrument making!
and … it just so happens that the Winter 2019 issue features coverage of a talk that we gave at the last GAL conference in Tacoma, Wa. Our talk is part instrument building, part our story, part marketing and then … who knows what else. Subscribe and grab your copy today.
Rich in quality content, friendly in tone, and abundantly illustrated with full-color photos – this perfectly describes American Lutherie, a quarterly journal for both beginner and accomplished builders alike, published by the Guild of American Luthiers.
More highlights from the Winter 2019 issue include:
- Guitar maker Michael Bashkin (host of the acclaimed podcast series hosted by Fretboard Journal Luthier-on-Luthier) previously had a career in forestry; from this perspective he talks about the dilemma of luthiers using the earth’s dwindling supplies of fine traditional woods.
- Mark French attends an eight-day course at Robbie O’Brien’s shop in Colorado to make a flamenco guitar with Spanish luthier Paco Chorobo.
- John Calkin makes a lap steel guitar from a used humbucker, a wall stud, some extruded aluminum, and a couple other odds and ends.
- Tom Blackshear presents a plan drawing of a 1982 Arcángel Fernández Flamenco Guitar.
- R.M. Mottola restores a century-old beater guitar into a sweet-playing instrument that keeps all the dinged-up funk appeal.
- and much more!