American Lutherie #82 cover shows the headstock of a flamenco guitar made by Aaron Green

American Lutherie #82
Summer Issue 2005
Web Extras

Page 6 — Teaching the Dream to Sing by Fred Carlson

Fred Carlson at the 2004 GAL Convention A sketch by Fred Carlson Sides are on and lined and ready to receive the back Picture of the braced back The completed top of Fred Carlson's guitar


The fretboard sketch can be printed on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. See Fred's website at www.beyondthetrees.com.

Fred performing "Rattlesnake" from his lecture at the 2004 GAL Convention. mp3 (684 KB)

Page 26 Meet the Maker: Charles Beare by Jonathon Peterson

Luiz Bellini and S.F. Sacconi courtesy of Luiz Bellini Luiz Bellini and S.F. Sacconi. Photo courtesy of Luiz Bellini
Simone Fernando Saccone at the workbench by Luiz Bellini Simone Fernando Sacconi at the workbench. Photo by Luiz Bellini
Hans Nebel at the workbench by Luiz Bellini Hans Nebel at the workbench Photo by Luiz Bellini
Left to right: John Roskosky, Francisco Torres, S.F. Sacconi, Luiz Bellini, Hans Nebel, Vahakn Nigogosian and a salesman courtesy of Luiz Bellini Pictured left to right: John Roskosky, Francisco Torres, S.F. Sacconi, Luiz Bellini, Hans Nebel, Vahakn Nigogosian and a salesman. Photo courtesy of Luiz Bellini
Lee Wurlitzer, her daughter Marianne, and S.F. Sacconi by Hans Nebel Pictured left to right: Lee Wurlitzer, her daughter Marianne, and S.F. Sacconi.
Photo by Hans Nebel

Page 34 The Colombian Tiple by Luis Alberto Paredes Rodríguez

Here is an mp3 of a tune featuring the Colombian tiple. The tune is entitled Melodía Triste (Sad Song) and it is by the Colombian group Cuatro Palos, translated literally as Four Sticks. The word stick is musician's slang for stringed musical instrument in Bogotá, Colombia. The band is a typical Colombian, Andean region quartet, and features two bandolas, a tiple, and a guitar. This is a rough approximation to the classical string quartet: 2 violins/bandolas, 1 viola/tiple, 1 cello/guitar. Musicians in the band include María-Cristina Rivera Cadena on tiple, Jairo Rincón Gómez on 1st bandola, Manuel Bernal Martinez on 2nd bandola, and César Julio Martinez Gil on guitar.

mp3 (2034 KB)

Page 41 Helmholtz Formulae, References, and Further Reading by R.M. Mottola

Web Links:
Eric Jansson provides and entire article entitled Acoustics for Violin and Guitar Makers. (this is a pdf file)
Joe Wolfe puts up a nice website on the Helmholtz resonance at the University of New South Wales.

Erratum - p. 42 The sentence:

In theory, increasing the radius of the hole should almost proportionally increase the frequency, so doubling the radius of the hole should result in a frequency increase of about one octave.

Should read:

In theory, increasing the radius of the hole should increase the frequency, but doubling the radius of the hole would result in a frequency increase of less than half an octave.

RM 5/2011

Page 44 Fitting Flamenco Pegs by Aaron Green

Shows the holes for the dowels and that they are inside the outlines Shows the headstock with the secondary dowels already installed Shows the headstock of a newly finished pegged guitar

Page 54 Quick Cuts: The Boujmaa Brothers' Morocco Lutherie Shop by Bruce Calder

View of the shop View inside the shop showing various instruments A sintir and a few inlayed sintir bodies Flower inlay of a sintir Blad Boujmaa working on the bowl of a oud
Blad Boujmaa shows the oud mold Blad Boujmaa holding a unfinished oud Another view of Blad Boujmaa holding a unfinished oud Blad Boujmaa shows off the front of the "three-month" oud thickness sander

Page 54 Quick Cuts: Two Interesting Guitars by Philippe Refig

The back has been removed off a Enrique Garcia guitar Enrique Garcia's rosette and label plus the label of the repairer

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