The Big Red Book of American Lutherie
Volume Three, 1991-1993
From American Lutherie #25-36. Highlights include Jean Larrivee on steel string guitars; Carruth on free-plate tuning; Warmoth guitar factory tour; Al Stancel on violin pegbox repair; organizing work space with Elliott, Somogyi, Brune, Brandt, Schneider, and Wilson; Taylor factory tour; Selmer guitars; harp guitars, old and new; graphite guitars; North American softwoods; Gibson factory tour; Brune restores a Torres guitar; Geary Baese on the finish of the Rawlins Strad guitar; Jeffrey Elliott replaces a guitar top; Michael Darnton on violin setup; alternative lutherie woods; finishing to hide repair work by Dan Erlewine; guitar dynamics and design by Somogyi; Hardanger fiddle by David Golber; detailed drawings of 1973 Romanillos guitar, prima gusli, Dyer harp guitar, Segovia’s 1937 Hauser, Klein harp guitar, kabosy, and 1816 Martinez guitar; and meet makers Dan Erlewine, George Gorodnitsky, Donald Warnock, Herb David, Hideo Kamimoto, Michael Darnton, Maurice Dupont, Richard Schneider, Ren Ferguson, H.E. Huttig, Guy Rabut, Michael Sanden, Tom Ribbecke, and Ervin Somogyi.
Hardcover, 524 pages, B&W photos and drawings.