2001 G.A.L. Convention

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Reed Noble plays the careful copy of a Dyer harp guitar he built from GAL Instrument Plan 32.

Bryan Galloup shows off the gorgeous quilted maple back of one of his flattop guitars.
Mike Rosen holds a baritone uke, part of the display of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. Michael Elwell displays his cittern and classic guitar.
Victor Listkow plays a guitar by Mike Doolin. Jeffrey Yong (left) and John Calkin chat at Jeffrey's table.
How to get yourself noticed at the coffeehouse open mike: Mark Kasulen plays an unusual flattop guitar by Mel Vessel. Yes, it has a hardshell case. Ahmani and Oby Johnson (right) man the Targo Woods table.
Cyndy Burton (left) and Joshia de Jonge discuss Joshia's classic guitar. David Cohen (left) explains his archtop mandolins to Steve Wiencrot.
Brent Cole displays his Alaska Specialy Woods. Twenty-six year GAL member Steve Lynch shows off a black acacia guitar back set.
Michael Bashkin brought a flattop guitar. Cali Hackman and Ken Goodwin play hurdy-gurdies made by Cali and her husband Alden.
Eric Foulk brought two mandolins made to look like tiny versions of a D'Angelico guitar and a Selmer D-hole guitar. Marc Connelly shows his “puffy” guitars.
Bob Park plays a harp guitar by Harry Fleishman. Dick Cogger plays his classic guitar.
Eric Johansen (left), Frank “Andy” Johnson (center), and Bradford Bannister study Andy's spruce. Michael Korchonnoff of Tacoma Guitars brought an instrument and a “help wanted” sign.
Chris Jenkins beams over his twin-soundhole guitar. That's John Timblin in the background.    

2001 GAL Convention Exhibitors

Alicia Adams, Reno NV: redwood soundboardsTerry Atkins, Tacoma WA: Tacoma guitar, help wanted signMichael Bashkin, Ft. Collins CO: guitarBrent Benfield, Topeka IN: experimental classic guitarAndy Berard, Kailua-Kona HI: ukeleles, guitars, guitar sets of koa other woods from HawaiiJohn Bigelow, Kingsvalley OR: Guitarma Ä Oregon Adventure in Guitar Making Camp wood, acoustic and electric guitars, guitar building camp brochuresChris Brandt, Portland OR: rosewood and koaGéza Burghardt, Vancouver BC: classic guitars, toolsFred Carlson, Santa Cruz CA: Jomama, Dreadnautilus, SympitarKerry Char, Portland OR: classic guitarDick Cogger, Ithaca NY: flamenco guitarDr. Dave Cohen, Richmond VA: mandolins, mandolin family instrumentsBrent Cole, Craig AK: Sitka spruce top wood from southeast AlaskaEric Collins, Olympia WA: tonewoodsJames Condino, Redmond OR: mandolins, steel string guitarsMarc Connelly, Olympia WA: steel string guitarsBruce Creps, Eugene OR: instrument wood for guitars, mandolins, ukulelesC. Andy DePaule, Eugene OR: precut inlays, MOP, and abalone shell blanksMarcus Dominelli, Victoria BC: classic, flamenco, 1800s parlour-style guitarMike Doolin, Portland OR: double cutaway acoustic guitars, Brazilian rosewoodJeffrey R. Elliott, Portland OR: classic guitarsChuck Erikson, Grass Valley CA: Laskin guitar, banjo, Taylor guitar, raw shell, experimental (R&D) products, and antique shell itemsFortunat Ferrari, St. Gallen, Switzerland: musical instrument top wood, German spruce for guitars, archtop guitars, mandolins, violinsHarry Fleishman, Sebastopol CA: flattop guitar, redwood/spruce top; flattop guitar, cedar/spruce topJim Fortier, Baltimore MD: classic guitarEric Foulke, Seattle WA: mandolin resembling a tiny D'Angelico guitar; mandolin resembling a tiny Selmer guitarBryan Galloup, Big Rapids MI: flattop guitarsGulab Gidwani, Sicklerville NJ: instrument woodsMyles Gilmer, Portland OR: tonewoodsOskar Graf, Clarendon ON: classical and acoustic guitarsAlden and Cali Hackmann, Indianola WA: hurdy-gurdiesPaul Hass, Seattle WA: classic guitarsDuane Heilman, Yakima WA: guitars, ukeleles, picksKenny Hill, Felton CA: classic guitars and ukulelesOby Johnson, Lynnwood WA: wood for instrumentsJack E. Johnston, Livermore CA: guitarDavid J King, Portland OR: headless electric bassesSteve Klein, Sonoma CA: Klein and Kisoklein acoustic guitarsSaul Koll, Portland OR: archtop, thinline, and solidbody guitarsRandy Krueger, Randle WA: western bigleaf mapleBob Laughlin, Vancouver BC: bouzouki and guitarJason Lollar, Vashon WA: guitars, electromagnetic pickups, and pickup suppliesSteve Lynch, Capitola CA: black acacia guitar backs and sidesBrent McElroy, Seattle WA: two flattop guitarsDenis K. Merrill, Tacoma WA: classic guitarJohn Mickelson, Seldovia AK: bridge pins, tuning machines, ivory bulk inlayDave Montgomery, Castle Valley UTChris Munger, Elma WA: spruce and cedar woodRalph Novak, San Leandro CA: 8-string guitarGareth Oka, Spokane WA: Harmony archtop guitar: a resurrection in progress over thirty years using lots of cussing and just dumb luckAlan Ollivant, Fairview OR: guitar sets, tops, accessoriesGreg Pacetti, Fairbanks AK: guitar and resophonic guitarsJohn Park, Summerland BC: flamenco guitars Zlatko Parlov, Denver CO: carbon fiber cases for classical and archtop guitarsJack Pimentel, Elma WA: cedar, figured maple, electric guitarDavid Poplar, Sequim WA: guitars by Peter BarthellDarrell Pura, Saskatoon SK: three Irish bouzoukis, two acoustic guitars, three mandolinsFabio Ragghianti, Pietrasanta, Italy: classic guitar Mike Rosen, Phoenix AZ: ukulelesBhanu M. Shah, Fullerton CA: tonewoods for guitarsGeorge Smith, Portland OR: classic and flamenco guitarsLarry Stamm, McBride BC: guitar, violin, tonewoodsSteiny, Portland OR: steel string guitarsStewart-MacDonald, Athens OH: tools, woods, machine headsTodd Taggart, Healdsburg CA: tonewoodsDavid Thormahlen, Corvallis OR: harps, guitars, and mandolins John Timblin, Arlington TX: steel string guitarJoAnn Tompkins, Rescue CA: shell inlay materialsMel Vessel, Eugene OR: one acoustic steel string guitar and one special new design guitarRobert Watanabe, Fountain Valley CA: Claro walnut and bigleaf mapleLarry Wysocki, Playa Del Rey CA: Brazilian and East Indian rosewood, European spruce, ebony fingerboardsJeffrey Yong Chin Hoe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: guitarsJoshia de Jonge, Oshawa ON: classic guitar and steel string guitarScott van Linge, Silver City NM: steel string guitars

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