August Issue

Modern Builder Vault

Frank Hartung Guitars

August 10, 2012
One creation that sets Hartung apart is his unique “flow-carving” design, which he developed in 2002 and uses on many of his instruments.
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Modern Builder Vault: Tony Cochran Custom Electric Guitars

July 9, 2012
Internationally syndicated cartoonist Tony Cochran brings an entirely new meaning to “Frankenstein-ing” a guitar: He produces uniquely over-the-top instruments in his Columbus, Ohio, workshop by giving closet-banished guitars an opportunity
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Modern Builder Vault: King Blossom Guitars

June 8, 2012
“I’m all about the wood, so I strive to create a noble purpose that equals its beauty.”
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Krusa Guitars

May 11, 2012
With more than 20 years of guitar- building experience now under his belt, Krusa has become a formidable presence in the world of custom acoustics.
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Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars

April 6, 2012
“I’m always looking for new and better building methods, and ways to make my instruments easier to play, lighter, better sounding, easier to adjust, and more affordable.”
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Modern Builder Vault: Fibernare Guitars

March 9, 2012
Growing up in Hungary during the Iron Curtain-era in the ’80s left little room for musically inclined youngsters to get their hands on, or even see, a Gibson or Fender
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HeliArc Guitars

February 10, 2012
Handcrafted while utilizing high-tech manufacturing methods and the input from multi-platinum artists, HeliArc uses aircraft-grade aluminum to create its instruments.
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Dudley Custom Guitars

January 10, 2012
Dudley acquired the attitude and confidence that he could build anything he could imagine—at the highest level of craft and artistry—and invent new techniques to solve any aesthetic goals.
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Dismal Ax Guitars

December 16, 2011
Downing has a very unique building style and methodology, drawing inspiration from nature in the surrounding hills of central Tennessee.
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Asher Guitars

November 15, 2011
Asher''s line includes three lap steel models and three guitar models.
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