Web Extras American Lutherie #145 - Spring 2022 Page 4 - Strategies for Peghead Overlays and End Grafts by Michael Bashkin Slotted Peg Head with Burl Face Burls often have tons of defect that you’ve got to work around. Here I’ve cut my pieces out and I’m starting to pre-assemble them. I hold pieces together with tape. I’m using the template to trace the shape onto the headstock. This is a slotted headstock and I’ve positioned it so that a lot of that defect falls in the slots. Rosewood Face with Sand Shaded Pieces A slight variation. The difference here is that instead of just a straight line on the outside, I’ve introduced some outside inlays. In this case I blew the point off the triangle right in the center where the two purfling lines meet. To fix it I made a little inlay. I like the headstock better anyway, so it worked out. And now I’m starting to use some of these techniques on the backs of headstocks. “Fractal” peghead. Page 25 - Meet Matt Brewster by Evan Gluck Jimmy Matt and Evan, fierce cross-town rivals. Gold-top Les Paul on the exam-room neck rest. Page 38 - Hand-Powered Radius-Sanding Jig by Roger Häggström The slotted, shaped and cut to length fretboard blank. To give the fretboard a trapezoidal shape, the fretboard is put in the final position and the sides of the neck are penciled under the fretboard. The side of the neck is never completely straight. So straight lines are penciled just outside the actual shape of the neck. Planing down to the straight lines is quick work with a sharp plane. The shaped fretboard with a minimal amount of wood to sand away in the jig. The jig produced from its storage. I use coarse self-adhesive 80-grit sandpaper. I use my spot exhaust and my air cleaner to get rid of most of the dust. Page 64 - In Memoriam: Jonathon Peterson by GAL Staff, Jeffrey R. Elliott, Cyndy Burton, and Woodley White 1977 GAL Convention. 2006 GAL Convention. 2008 GAL Convention, with Charles Fox. 2008 GAL Convention. 2008 GAL Convention, with daughter Rose and son Bjorn. 2008 GAL Convention, with Dan Erlewine’s ergonomic guitar. 2008 GAL Convention. Page 67 - In Memoriam: L.M. “Buzz” Vineyard by Rick Rubin and Michael Elwell 1977 GAL Convention, with Bruce Petros. (Photo 1 of 2) 1977 GAL Convention, with Bruce Petros. (Photo 2 of 2) 1977 GAL Convention, with Don Bradley and Derek Iverson. Mandolin by Buzz. 1977 GAL Convention, with Ervin Somogyi. Lute by Ervin. That’s Bill Collings in the background. 1983, Portland luthiers show at the Western Forestry Center. Guitar by Buzz. “That’s me at Expo ’74, 24 years old”. Photo courtesy of Buzz Vineyard. Circa 2015. Photo courtesy of Buzz Vineyard.