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This Page is ALWAYS Under Construction

 

Click HERE for sound clips of my guitars!

 

See how I build guitars:

 

Steel String Guitar Construction

Classical Guitar Construction

Guitar Set-up

 

Weissenborn-style lap steel

 

These may also be of interest:

Violin construction
Major Modifications

Building a Les Paul kit

 

 

My Published Articles:


     

 

My article, The Guitar As a Structure, was published in January 2009 in American Lutherie #100,

the journal of the Guild of American Luthiers.

You can read it here (their published version has better graphics!)

 

My article, Wood Stiffness: An Analysis of a Substantial Sample of Woods of Interest to Guitar Makers,  

written with fellow luthier Alan Carruth, was published in March 2016 in American Lutherie #125,

the journal of the Guild of American Luthiers.

You can read it here (their published version has better graphics!)

 

My article, Proposed Standard Glue Strength Testing Method, was published in June 2016 in American Lutherie #126,

the journal of the Guild of American Luthiers.

You can read it here (their published version has better graphics!)

 

Guitar Making:

http://liutaiomottola.com/    Luttaio Mottola -- R.M. Mottola's lutherie site -- loads of information

http://www.seattleluthiers.org/   Seattle Luthiers Group - Join Us!

http://www.luth.org/   Guild of American Luthiers

http://www.mimf.com/   Musical Instrument Makers Forum

http://www.notablewoods.com/  Notable Woods

http://www.lmii.com   Luthiers Mercantile - Lutherie Supplies

http://www.stewmac.com/   Stewart MacDonald - Lutherie Supplies

http://www.alliedlutherie.com/   Allied Lutherie, Luthier's supplies (Todd Taggart's new biz)

http://www.frets.com/   Frets.com:  a great site from Frank Ford at Gryphon Instruments

http://www.tkl.com/index.htm   TKL Guitar Cases

http://www4.viaweb.com/stringitup/index.html   String It Up guitar strings

http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/  Strings and Beyond

http://www.wood-database.com/   The wood database

Henry Strobel's Violin Making Site:

http://www.henrystrobel.com/            

 

Friends and Fellow Instrument Makers:

https://www.myamoeukuleles.com/   Mya-Moe Ukuleles in White Salmon

http://www.davidhaxtonguitars.com/home.html   David Haxton

http://mcelroyguitars.com/   Brent McElroy

http://www.savageguitars.com/    Ken Savage

http://www.whitesalmonguitar.com/    Craig Wilson, White Salmon Guitars

Music:

The Minnesota Guitar Society

My current guitar teacher, Rick Taube at Northern Pine Studios

My former guitar teacher in Seattle, Tony Beaulaurier, playing the guitar I built for him:

  photo:   Mark Locke, Seattle, Washington

http://www.asharpmusicco.com/lessons/lessonpages/tonyb/tonybbio.html   My former guitar teacher, Tony Beaulaurier

http://www.asharpmusicco.com/   A# Music Company in Renton, Washington

http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/   Rogue Folk Club - Great Music in Vancouver BC

http://www.gobyfish.com/   Don Ross - Guitar God

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com   Sheet Music Plus

http://www.rivera.com/   Rivera Amplifiers

http://www.martinsexton.com/   Martin Sexton Official Site

http://www.jessecook.com/   Jesse Cook Homepage

 

Various Fun Links:

Artistic Photography - Minnesota  Brad and Patty took our family pictures in fall of 2006.  They did a great job, came to our location, were very professional.  Highly recommended.

http://www.cadencewinery.com/   Cadence Winery - Super Washington Wines  (Ben Smith and Gaye McNutt)

   

http://www.majorcreekcellars.com/    Major Creek Cellars winery - Super wines from Oregon and Washington grapes (Steve and Jeanne Mason)

http://w3.gorge.net/sjmason/   Jeanne and Steve Mason's Cabin in White Salmon, Washington

http://www.kayakacademy.com/   George Gronseth's Kayak Academy.  George is one of the best teachers I've ever met.

He does a great job teaching kayak skills to everyone from beginners to experts.  You'll enjoy you kayaking more, be

able to do more and do it better, and you'll be smarter and safer.  Try sea-kayaking!

http://www.snorkel.com/   Snorkel Stoves:  the people that made our hot tub:

We liked our wedding photographer Peter.

See his website:  http://www.peterdanio.com/

 




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