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ARTICLES

Luthierville, U.S.A: High-End Acoustic Builders by Region

June 12, 2018
Steve Andersen, Ed Claxton, Mark Hatcher, Steve Klein, and Steve Kauffman give us the scoop on the acoustic guitar-building scene from different pockets of the country.
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Divine Obsession: 5 High-End Acoustic Guitar Builders

June 13, 2017
How respected builders Dana Bourgeois, Roger Bucknall, Isaac Jang, Kevin Ryan, and Kathy Wingert practice the high art of creating top-tier instruments.
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Stompbox Savants

September 20, 2016
Eight innovative builders share their design philosophies and describe life on the cutting edge of pedal craft.
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Hi-Tone Amplification: A Legacy Reborn

July 25, 2016
How Hi-Tone Amplification’s Clayton Callaway won over Dave Reeves’ family and formed an alliance to continue the late Hiwatt founder’s painstaking legacy.
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Dave Rusan: Building Prince’s Cloud Guitar

June 10, 2016
For his career-defining film Purple Rain, Prince envisioned a strange new guitar to announce his arrival. The Minneapolis luthier who was hired for the job shares the story of how it was made.
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DIY: It’s Alive!

April 29, 2016
Luthier Frank Falbo on the Dos and Don’ts of building a parts guitar.
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