Posted on March 4, 2022March 4, 2022 by Dale Phillips They Eat Linseed Oil, Don’t They? They Eat Linseed Oil, Don’t They? An Adventure in Austrian Lutherie and Gastronomy by Stephen Frith Originally published in American Lutherie #77, 2004 and Big Red Book of American Lutherie Volume Seven, 2015 Last year my wife Sherrie and I took a working holiday in Austria. We met up with a small group of guitar makers to harvest some of the best European spruce available. The excursion to the sawmill of Christoph Kolbl in Aigen was organized by Tobias Braun. The picturesque town of Neufelden (Photo 1) could inspire many peghead designs. We began by gathering at the Hotel Mühltalhof for dinner, a nightly experience lasting two or three hours. Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.