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A Posthumous Interview with Seymour Drugan

A Posthumous Interview with Seymour Drugan by Harry Fleishman Originally published in American Lutherie #151, 2024   Mr. Drugan, it is an honor and a pleasure to see you again and get to talk with you. You were so important in…. Nice to see you again. That was a long time ago, wasn’t it, more […]

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My First Twenty Years

My First Twenty Years by Jay Anderson Originally published in American Lutherie #151, 2024   Friday August 1, 2003 was the start. This was the evening my dear wife and I attended a James Taylor concert at the Excel Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. During intermission, James came out on stage and made a really big […]

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Spring 2024 American Lutherie – Mobile Friendly

American Lutherie #151 Spring 2024 Letters and more from our readers Finding Inspiration in Early 20th-Century Instruments from his 2023 GAL Convention lecture by Todd Cambio The Historic Solera of Santos Hernández: an Attempted Reconstruction by Tobias Braun Guitarreria Ottenschlag by Joshua Alexander French My First Twenty Years by Jay Anderson A Posthumous Interview with […]

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The Historic Solera of Santos Hernández: An Attempted Reconstruction

The Historic Solera of Santos Hernández: An Attempted Reconstruction by Tobias Braun Translation by Francis Montocchio Originally published in American Lutherie #151, 2024   The solera, or workboard, from the estate of the great Madrid guitar maker, Santos Hernández (1874–1943), is exhibited at the Casa del Doncel in Sigüenza, Spain, along with other workshop tools […]

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Guitarreria Ottenschlag

Guitarreria Ottenschlag by Joshua Alexander French Originally published in American Lutherie #151, 2024   Schloss Ottenschlag, the castle overlooking the charming lower Austrian village for which it is named, is one of those largely hidden gems that remain unspoiled by tourists. It is, and has been, many things: a castle, a restaurant, a landmark, a culinary […]