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Hear my instruments on youtube!

Penguins on Mars

by Guitares Cinématiques

"Mars Science Cinema Jazz"

Visual music with a touch of astrophysics.

http://www.guitarescinematiques.com/

GAL logo

Guild of American Luthiers

A non-profit educational membership organization, formed in 1972 to advance the craft of string instrument making and repair.
http://www.luth.org/


Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit
held at Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego
just south of Portland, Oregon
for more info ~ http://www.nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org/

ASIA logo
The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
(ASIA) was established in 1988 to help provide a sense of community and professionalism to the field of stringed instrument making and repair.
http://www.guitarmaker.org/

Allied Lutherie Ltd. logo
Allied Lutherie Ltd. is an organization comprised of luthiers, luthier suppliers, wood cutters and mills, tool manufacturers, guitar players, lutherie teachers, and guitar aficionados.
http://www.alliedlutherie.com/

LMI logo

Luthiers Mercantile International

Wood, Tools & Supplies
for the Guitar Builder
http://www.lmii.com/

Stew/Mac logo

Stewart/MacDonald's
Guitar Shop Supply


Everything you need for building or repairing stringed instruments.
http://www.stewmac.com/

American School of Lutherie logo
ASL is a full-time lutherie school offering expert instruction in guitar making and repair from some of the world's leading professional luthiers.
Charles Fox, Director
http://www.americanschooloflutherie.com/


Building the next generation of luthiers, one guitar at a time
Harry Fleishman, Director
http://www.fleishmaninstruments.com/lsiluthiersschoolintl.html

  Famous Guitarmaker logo

Famous Guitarmaker
Internet World Headquarters

Anything and everything you wanted to know!
http://www.cybozone.com/fg/index.html

Seattle Luthiers Group logo

Seattle Luthiers Group

Stringed instrument builders in the Seattle/Puget Sound area getting together to share information about their craft.
http://www.seattleluthiers.org/

MIMF logo
Musical Instrument Makers Forum

An interactive forum for the discussion of musical instrument construction, design and repair; welcoming builders of all instruments at any skill level from expert to wannabe.
http://www.mimf.com/

Journal of
Guitar Acoustics
"the science of guitars"
http://www.journalofguitaracoustics.com/

One of the most asked questions I get is:
"How do I build my own bass guitar?"

While I enjoy sharing tips and information, my time is valuable to me and it is very difficult to teach someone how to build an instrument through emails!

Two of the most helpful organizations that I strongly recommend that you join are;
Guild of American Luthiers http://www.luth.org/
and
The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans http://www.guitarmaker.org/

For books on guitarmaking I suggest;
• Guitarmaking: History and Tradition, by Cumpiano/Natelson
• Making Master Guitars, by Roy Courtnall
• Classic Guitar Construction, by Irving Sloane
• Steel String Guitar Construction, by Irving Sloane
• The Steel String Guitar, by David Russell Young
• Animal Magnetism For Musicians, by Erno Zwaan (great resource for bass construction)
• Lutherie Tools: Making Hand and Power Tools for String Instrument Building
• Lutherie Woods and Steel String Guitars, both by GAL members and staff.
• Guild of American Luthier's Big Red books. There are several volumes now,
containing a wealth of information from experts and amateurs alike.

For plans with the Kasha bracing design;
Allied Lutherie Ltd. has the center hole design available;
PLA9 Kasha/Schneider, original, 2 sheets (drawn by Stuart Adamson).
Also other plans by Stuart Adamson meant more for the beginning or experimental luthier.
http://www.alliedlutherie.com/

Luthiers Mercantile International has 2 Kasha/Schneider guitar plans available;
PL26-center soundhole-drawn by Stuart Adamson
PL27-offset soundhole-drawn by George Majkowski
http://www.lmii.com

There is much information on the construction method of the Kasha/Schneider guitar in
the article written by Jonathon Peterson in the Guild of American Luthiers magazine,
issues #58 summer & #59 fall, 1999.
http://www.luth.org

 

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