Read the October 2015 Issue

Articles by Mark Dalton

Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, PT. 1

November 5, 2012
Owning a custom instrument is a dream for most guitarists. Doing your due diligence before placing the order will help ensure it is the guitar of your dreams. In
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Of Tree Elves and Hide Glue

May 11, 2012
There are some notions about how certain things affect guitar tone and volume that, I think, we just don’t know for sure.
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Lemons to Lemonade

November 15, 2011
I have touched on the many challenges we and most other builders face every day, so when you’re at your job thinking, “I’d give anything to be making guitars all day long,” you will know that though it has its moments, it also has its moments—if you know what I mean.
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A Day in the Life of a Luthier

June 14, 2011
Mark Dalton takes you from open to close as the head of Huss & Dalton
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A Thomas Jefferson Signature Model . . . Almost

November 16, 2010
An extraordinary wood find: a tree planted by Thomas Jefferson himself!
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Guitars, Part 1

May 18, 2010
Commonly-seen causes of damage at the repair shop
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Fear Not the Magic

June 17, 2009
Learning to love the magic and mysteries of the guitar
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