1988 G.A.L. Convention
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In addition to his lecture, R.E. Bruné made a big hit in the SMM's packed Arne B. Larson Hall with a program of Flamenco music.
Author Don Teeter spoke on guitar action problems and how to fix them.
Steve Andersen discussed his methods of building archtop guitars and mandolins.
After her talk on the resonant properties of possible Brazilian rosewood substitutes, Gila Eban answered questions from a throng of eagerly interested luthiers.
Robert Lundberg explained aspects of baroque guitar construction.
Geary Baese autographed a copy of his book Classic Italian Violin Varnish at his table in the exhibition hall where he also offered baggies of rare Baltic amber and other fine ingredients of ancient varnish recipes.
Todd Taggert of Luthiers Mercantile gave us the rather depressing rundown on the South American hardwood situation.
James Rickard (left) of D'Addario Strings and Dr. Thomas Rossing of Northern Illinois University compare notes in the comfortable lobby of the exhibition hall.

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