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Letter: Career Anecdotes

Letter: Career Anecdotes

by Michael Cone

Originally published in American Lutherie #32, 1992 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Three, 2004

Dear Sirs:

I built my first classical guitar in 1968. Since that time I have been fascinated with the quality of sound of the classical guitar, so it was with great interest that I read Alan Carruth’s articles on guitar plate tuning.

Early in my career I had a dream, and in the dream I was playing a classical guitar. You know it was a dream because the guitarmaker was actually playing. This guitar did not sound like a guitar, though; it sounded like a complete orchestra. It was at that point I realized what possibilities were inherent in the guitar and dedicated myself to realizing at least some of these possibilities.

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