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Builder Profile

William "Grit" Laskin: A Luthier of the Highest Order

December 17, 2009
Highly acclaimed luthier Grit Laskin talks about his craft and shows us some of his stunning inlay
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OpenStomp: Open Source, Meet the Guitar World

November 12, 2009
Eric Moyer’s OpenStomp effects module allows users to write and edit their sounds on a level never before granted by the guitar industry, but will people actually do it?
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5 Custom Pedalboard Builders You Should Check Out

October 30, 2009
We take a look at five artisans who take much deserved pride in the design of their pedalboards: NYC Pedalboards, Pedal Pad, Pedaltrain, Pumaboards and Trailer Trash.
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Bill Crook, Mike “Dr.Z” Zaite and Robert Keeley on Brad Paisley

October 21, 2009
Brad Paisley''s go-to gear builders talk about working with him to develop his tone.
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Builder Profile: Hermida Audio Technology

September 18, 2009
We talk to the designer behind the Zendrive: Alfonso Hermida
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5 Pre-CBS-Inspired Bass Builders You Should Meet

August 19, 2009
Five builders who pay tribute to timeless vintage Fender basses: Jimmy Coppolo, Mike Lull, Bill Nash, Rudy Pensa & Matt Brewster
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Builder Profile: Linda Manzer

June 17, 2009
The talented luthier behind Pat Metheney''s Pikasso guitar talks about design, inlay and building
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Specimen Products & The Chicago School of Guitar Making

June 17, 2009
A quick primer on Specimen Products and the Chicago School of Guitar Making
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5 Inlay Artists You Should Meet

June 17, 2009
Five inlay artists who will take your breath away: Harvey Leach, Larry Robinson, Judy Threet, David Petillo, and Tom Ellis
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The Shokunin School: Blending Art, Nature and Innovation

May 20, 2009
A look into the work of 5 Japanese-American builders: Toru Nittono, Tsuneyki “Tony” Yamamoto, Michihiro Matsuda and Hiro Miura, but we begin with Hideo Kamimoto
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