Web Extras American Lutherie #148 - Spring 2023 Page 10 - Let's Catch Up with Steve Kauffman by Tim Olsen Steve Klein at 1979 GAL Convention (photo 1 of 2) Steve Klein at 1979 GAL Convention (photo 2 of 2) Steve Kauffman at 1979 GAL Convention. John Dillon is standing to Steve’s left. Steve Kauffman with Joe Walsh model in 2000. Steve Kauffman with Joe Walsh model in 2019. Page 16 - Let's Catch Up with Steve Klein by Paul Schmidt S-Tele body being drilled for the jack cup. sTele & SMK bodies in swamp ash and redwood (redwood is over 500 years old) being prepped for Miki Gakki (Japan.) HG elbow cutting jig. Another view of the circular saw jig for cutting peghead steps. Steve Klein with Steve Miller at concord pavilion. K-Basses and MKM Harp Guitar. Also an MKM guitar, using the bass body design. Banjo the sweet shop dog. 1999 Big Thunder Serial #072. Klein L-45.7 1977 and eKLEctric 2014. Fibonacci Page 34 - Meet Denny Stevens by Harry Fleishman Model M3 Model M2 Model M4 Doubleneck Guitjo Note finish checking, admired by Harry Fleishman. Page 44 - Seven Fine Books about the Romantic Guitar, in English by James Buckland From author James Buckland: Bridge embellishment on a guitar by Nicolao (aka: Nicolas) Denis. He began in Mirecourt, later moved to Turin. The guitar was built 1820-1830 (Lorenzo thinks the a.1837 found on the label is not original). You may notice the Quaternion Eagle motif. This is, in my opinion based on my research, significant. The Quaternion Eagle was an essential element of the Coat of Arms for the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was officially dissolved in 1806 by the abdication of Francis II, its last Emperor and also a member of the House of Habsberg-Lorraine. You may recall, from my notes on Mirecourt, that the Duke of Lorraine granted a royal privilege. So, a reasonable hypothesis is that Nicolas Denis moved from Mirecourt to Turin based on this important historical event of 1806. Is it possible that Denis incorporated the Quaternion Eagle as an iconic motif for this same reason?