American Lutherie #101
Spring Issue 2010
Web Extras

American Lutherie #101 is available as a back issue, click here.

Page 3 - Letters from our readers


R.E. Brune holding his grandson.    
Bill Garafalo also posted a video of his visit to the violin factory. Here's the link:

Page 6 - Low-Stress Archtop Guitar Design by Steve Grimes from his 2008 GAL Convention workshop

Steve Grimes mentions using RM Mottola's online calculator to find the down force on an archtop guitar starting with the string tension and the breakover angle. Here's the link to RM's very helpful site:

Page 14 - Meet the Maker: Ben Patron by Roger Alan Skipper


Page 22 - Restoration of a Michelot Late Baroque Guitar by D. and F. Sinier de Ridder


Another guitar by Michelot, made in Paris circa 1770. This one is more luxurious with ivory and ebony purflings.

Page 28 - Strings: The (Often) Forgotten Accessory by Fan Tao from his 2008 GAL Convention lecture

GAL web Extras exclusive! Hear Fan Tao sing “The Song of the Winder.”

Page 38 - Meet the Maker: Ted Megas by Jonathon Peterson


Page 43 - Making Mother-of-Pearl Nuts by Ted Megas

Page 48 - The Two-Storey Dulcimer by Roger Alan Skipper


Page 56 - Travel Lute by Ben Cohen

Page 58 - Thicknessing Router Jig with Magnet Holddowns by John Park

Page 60 - Reducing Build Variation in Arched Plates by Mark French and Eddy Efendy

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