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TOPIC INDEX

Banjo
Folding Banjo Stand ......................................................................................... Dick Kenfield ..........................................295
American Plucked Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum ............. Joseph R. Johnson ......................................398
Roy Smeck: Wizard of the Strings .................................................................... James Garber ..........................................436
Bass, flattop
Building the Flattop Bass .................................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................322
Lost Shirts and Curved Braces ...................................................................... Harry Fleishman ........................................464
Another Bass Idea ........................................................................................... Richard Ennis..........................................467
A Port, but No Pins......................................................................................... William McCaw ........................................468
Tap It and Tune It ............................................................................................ David Freeman .........................................470
Bass, viol
Building a Plywood Bass ................................................................................. Richard Ennis............................................ 92
In Praise of the Plywood Bass .................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................148
Bass String Choices .................................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................184
Our Great Spherical Friend ..................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................196
Improving the Plywood Bass .................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................202
Bass Crate ................................................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................254
Plywood Bass Top Repair ................................................................................. Dale Randall ...........................................342
Bending
Violin Ribs/Latent Tension ................................................................................ John Meng .............................................. 25
Building a Plywood Bass ................................................................................. Richard Ennis............................................ 92
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
Heat Gun Powered Bending Iron ................................................................... F. William Fais .........................................396
Binding
Pearly Shells and Nichols ................................................................................. David Nichols .............................................. 2
Mandolin Binding Trick .................................................................................... Elliot Burch ...........................................185
Steiny and the Everly Guitar............................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................460
Bow
Bow Hair Jig ..................................................................................................... Thomas Snyder ........................................... 88
Building the Kamanch ................................................................................... Nasser Shirazi ..........................................126
Fiddle Facts .......................................................................................................... Al Stancel .............................................296
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ William T. Walls ........................................481
Review: Selected Articles from VSA Journal .................................................. Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501
Review: Appraisers Reference Manual by Florence ........................................ George Manno .........................................502
Bracing, classical
Radiation from Lower Guitar Modes ........................................................ Graham Caldersmith ...................................... 68
A Chat with Don Manuel ............................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 99
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
Kasha Guitar Soundboard .................................................................................. Gila Eban .............................................214
Kasha Soundboard without Waist Bar................................................................ Gila Eban .............................................266
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Bars and Struts ................................................................................................ Jos Ramrez III ........................................292
The Effect of Bracing on Guitar Resonance ................................................. J. and O. Jovicic ........................................402
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Bracing, flattop
Brace Arching Jig............................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................177
Building the Flattop Bass .................................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................322
High School Dreams ...................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................414
Lost Shirts and Curved Braces ...................................................................... Harry Fleishman ........................................464
A Port, but No Pins......................................................................................... William McCaw ........................................468
Tap It and Tune It ............................................................................................ David Freeman .........................................470
Bracing, other
Devolution of the Modern Lute ..................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................116
Improving the Plywood Bass .................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................202
Experimental Violin Acoustics ..................................................................... George Bissinger .......................................232
Building the Vihuela and Viola da Mano ........................................................ John Rollins ...........................................362
Bridge, gluing
Regluing Guitar Bridges ................................................................................... Ken Donnell ...........................................168
Bridge Regluing Caul ......................................................................................... Sam Sherry ............................................181
Martin Bridge Caul ............................................................................................. Dick Boak .............................................230
More on Bridge Gluing ................................................................................... Robert Doucet .........................................431
Letter to the Editor ...........................................................................................Ralph Novak ...........................................459
Bridge, guitar
Regluing Guitar Bridges ................................................................................... Ken Donnell ...........................................168
Durkee's Patent Bridge ....................................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................201
Installing the Floyd Rose Tremolo ................................................................... Denny Rauen ..........................................260
Compensating Classic Bridge ........................................................................... H.M. Kolstee...........................................330
Steiny and the Everly Guitar............................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................460
Nylon/Steel String Guitar .............................................................................. Francis Kosheleff .......................................463
Letter to the Editor ...........................................................................................Ralph Novak ...........................................459
A Port, but No Pins......................................................................................... William McCaw ........................................468
Bridge, other
Tuning the Guitar ................................................................................................ Ian Noyce .............................................288
Lost Shirts and Curved Braces ...................................................................... Harry Fleishman ........................................464
A Port, but No Pins......................................................................................... William McCaw ........................................468
Tap It and Tune It ............................................................................................ David Freeman .........................................470
Bridge, violin
Violin Bridge Holder .......................................................................................... Al Carruth.............................................439
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Erlewine and Newson .............. George Manno .........................................502
Business, ethics
The Business of Lutherie, 1980 ............................................ Brun, Gruhn, Krimmel, Klein, and Lundberg ................. 48
Where Are They Now? ........................................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................... 56
The Business of Lutherie, 1984 ..................................................... Davis, Grimes, Meltz, and Umanov .......................... 58
The Trade Secret ........................................................................................... Michael Dresdner......................................... 83
Fiddle Facts .......................................................................................................... Al Stancel .............................................296
Cussed and Discussed ........................................................................................ Don Teeter ............................................318
Business, other
The Business of Lutherie, 1980 ............................................ Brun, Gruhn, Krimmel, Klein, and Lundberg ................. 48
Where Are They Now? ........................................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................... 56
The Business of Lutherie, 1984 ..................................................... Davis, Grimes, Meltz, and Umanov .......................... 58
Letter to the Editor ......................................................................................... Bob Benedetto ........................................... 79
Rendezvous with Destiny .................................................................................. Chris Martin ............................................. 80
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In the Ramrez Workshop ................................................................................ William Tapia ..........................................140


The Well-Unpublished Luthier ................................................................... William Cumpiano ......................................190
The Steel String Guitar Today ........................................... Krimmel, Larrive, Ross, Somogyi, and Steinegger ............474
Review: Appraisers Reference Manual by Florence ........................................ George Manno .........................................502
Business, promotion
The Business of Lutherie, 1980 ............................................ Brun, Gruhn, Krimmel, Klein, and Lundberg ................. 48
The Business of Lutherie, 1984 ..................................................... Davis, Grimes, Meltz, and Umanov .......................... 58
The Steel String Guitar Today ........................................... Krimmel, Larrive, Ross, Somogyi, and Steinegger ............474
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Cello
The Travielo ................................................................................................... Ernest Nussbaum .......................................180
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
Cello Soundpost Crack Repair ............................................................................ Tim Olsen .............................................311
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Dulcimer, fretted
Dulcimer Frets: My Way ...................................................................................Merv Rowley ............................................. 42
Dulcimer Fretboards: My Way ............................................................................ Peg Willis .............................................146
Review: Constructing the Mountain Dulcimer by Kimball ................................. Peter Estes ............................................486
Review: Pre-Revival Appalachian Dulcimers by Smith ....................................... Jim Flynn .............................................497
Dulcimer, hammered
The Cimbalom ............................................................................................. Alexander I. Eppler .....................................186
Hammered Dulcimer: Ancient, Wonderful, and Still Evolving ...................... Sam Rizzetta ...........................................374
Flexible Dulcimer Hammers ............................................................................. Russ Carlisle ...........................................409
Electronics
Harvey Thomas and the Infernal Music Machine ............................................. Tim Olsen .............................................440
Fingerboard (Fretboard)
Dulcimer Frets: My Way ...................................................................................Merv Rowley ............................................. 42
Three Helpful Tools ........................................................................................ Brian Mascarin ........................................... 77
Making the Ramrez Guitar Nut ..................................................................... William Tapia ..........................................145
Dulcimer Fretboards: My Way ............................................................................ Peg Willis .............................................146
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................149
Fret Slot Template Bar .................................................................................... Richard Ennis..........................................188
Roger Sadowsky: Man of ``Action'' ................................................................. Roger Sadowsky ........................................204
More on Epoxy Fretting .....................................................................................Tom Mathis ............................................253
Tuning the Guitar ................................................................................................ Ian Noyce .............................................288
Multiradius Fretboard ...................................................................................... Denny Rauen ..........................................298
Cylinders Don't Make It ..................................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................298
Cussed and Discussed ........................................................................................ Don Teeter ............................................318
Fret Slot Fix...................................................................................................... Fred Campbell .........................................331
The Scalloped Fretboard ................................................................................ Dave Schneider.........................................371
Fret Slotting Jig and Formula ......................................................................... John Schofield .........................................401
Letter to the Editor ...........................................................................................Ralph Novak ...........................................459
The ``Twisted Neck'' Guitar ................................................................................ Leo Burrell ............................................472
Plexiglas Sanding Blocks ................................................................................. Jay Hargreaves .........................................473
Letter to the Editor ...........................................................................................Ralph Novak ...........................................459
Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Erlewine and Newson .............. George Manno .........................................502

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Finish, lacquer
Honest Ron's Lacquer Finishing Technique ....................................................... Ron Lira ................................................ 37
Spray Finishing Setup ...................................................................................... Rolfe Gerhardt ........................................... 41
Two Lacquer Tips .............................................................................................. Ted Kellison ............................................. 72
Health Hazards: Solvents, Glues, and Shell ................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................122
Finishing with Lacquer .................................................................................... Glenn Markel ..........................................178
Twenty Ancient Dyestuffs and Eleven Mordants .................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................210
Finishing Lute Soundboards ....................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................265
Restoring the Paisley Tele .............................................................................. Dave Schneider.........................................332
Lemon Oil and Carnauba Wax .......................................................................... Jimmie Van ............................................352
The Case for Using Natural Dyes ............................................................. Nicholas Von Robison ...................................372
Spraying Lacquer with Nitrogen ..................................................................... Harry Coleman .........................................373
Innovative Concepts within Fixed Limits .......................................................... Gila Eban .............................................420
Finish, other
Potassium Dichromate, Oxalic Acid, and Carnauba Wax............................. Jeffrey R. Elliott .......................................... 36
First-Class Travel Guitar ..................................................................................... Ed Mettee ............................................... 90
Twenty Ancient Dyestuffs and Eleven Mordants .................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................210
Violin Varnish and Sealers ......................................................................... Graham Caldersmith ....................................262
Restoring the Paisley Tele .............................................................................. Dave Schneider.........................................332
Lemon Oil and Carnauba Wax .......................................................................... Jimmie Van ............................................352
The Case for Using Natural Dyes ............................................................. Nicholas Von Robison ...................................372
Sealing Wood with Glair ................................................................................ Dick Cartwright ........................................411
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Finish, shellac
Honest Ron's Lacquer Finishing Technique ....................................................... Ron Lira ................................................ 37
Seedlac ........................................................................................................ Nicholas Von Robison ...................................121
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
Sealing with Shellac and Varnishing Rosewood ................................................ Neil Hebert ............................................264
``1704'' Varnish Recipe ..................................................................................... George Manno .........................................451
An Interview with Jeffrey Elliott ..................................................................... Joseph Bacon ..........................................454
Finish, spraying
Spray Finishing Setup ...................................................................................... Rolfe Gerhardt ........................................... 41
Sponge Soundhole Plug ................................................................................... Glenn Markel ..........................................166
Finishing with Lacquer .................................................................................... Glenn Markel ..........................................178
Soundhole Plug for Spraying.............................................................................. Peter Estes ............................................213
Spraying Lacquer with Nitrogen ..................................................................... Harry Coleman .........................................373
The Problem with Beards .................................................................................. Fred Carlson ...........................................410
Guitar Stand for Spraying .............................................................................. Michael Parsons ........................................430
Hangers for Spraying and Storage ..................................................................... Bill Colgan ............................................458
Finish, varnish
Rosin Varnishes .............................................................................................. Louis DeGrazia ........................................167
Violin Varnish and Sealers ......................................................................... Graham Caldersmith ....................................262
Sealing with Shellac and Varnishing Rosewood ................................................ Neil Hebert ............................................264
Oil Varnish Technique ...................................................................................... David Rolfe ............................................284
Jack Batts ........................................................................................................... Jeff Feltman ...........................................390
``1704'' Varnish Recipe ..................................................................................... George Manno .........................................451
Review: Italian Violin Varnishes by Fry ........................................................... George Manno .........................................498
Review: Selected Articles from VSA Journal .................................................. Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501
Fretboard (see Fingerboard)

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Gluing
Pearly Shells and Nichols ................................................................................. David Nichols .............................................. 2
A Chat with Don Manuel ............................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 99
Hide Glue Techniques ................................................................................... Donald Warnock........................................112
Devolution of the Modern Lute ..................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................116
Health Hazards: Solvents, Glues, and Shell ................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................122
Letter to the Editor ....................................................................................... Patrick W. Coffey .......................................147
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................149
Violin Top Removal ......................................................................................... George Manno .........................................153
White, Yellow, and Hide Glues ................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................162
Several Glue Tricks .............................................................................................. Tim Earls .............................................171
Mandolin Binding Trick .................................................................................... Elliot Burch ...........................................185
Roger Sadowsky: Man of ``Action'' ................................................................. Roger Sadowsky ........................................204
Guitar Neck Fractures .................................................................................. William Cumpiano ......................................240
More on Epoxy Fretting .....................................................................................Tom Mathis ............................................253
Letter to the Editor ..................................................................................... Lloyd Scott Oglesby .....................................297
Fret Slot Fix...................................................................................................... Fred Campbell .........................................331
Epoxy ................................................................................................................. Paul Jacobson ..........................................353
A Couple Things about Superglue........................................................... Don Musser/Chris Pile ..................................397
Jack Batts ........................................................................................................... Jeff Feltman ...........................................390
Guitar, archtop
Three Helpful Tools ........................................................................................ Brian Mascarin ........................................... 77
1932 Martin C-3 Archtop ................................................................................... Ted Davis..............................................103
Monteleone: The Artist Behind the ``Grand Artist'' .......................................... Ted Davis..............................................222
A Modern Builder Interprets the Archtop ................................................... John Monteleone .......................................227
Arched Plate Copier ......................................................................................... Steve Grimes ...........................................312
Simple Carving Machine ................................................................................. Richard Ennis..........................................316
Review: New Yorker Special by Cohen ................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................. 500
Guitar, Baroque
Antonius Stradivarius in South Dakota ...................................................... Joseph R. Johnson ......................................448
Review: Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie by Coates .....................R.E Brun .............................................492
Guitar, classical
Guitar Back-Fitting Jig ....................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 13
Radiation from Lower Guitar Modes ........................................................ Graham Caldersmith ...................................... 68
Manuel Velzquez: An Appreciation .......................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 96
A Chat with Don Manuel ............................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 99
Trrega Played a Maple Guitar ........................................................................ David Macias ..........................................114
In the Ramrez Workshop ................................................................................ William Tapia ..........................................140
Making the Ramrez Guitar Nut ..................................................................... William Tapia ..........................................145
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
Classic Guitar Soundboard Graduation ........................................................ Tom Blackshear ........................................195
Kasha Guitar Soundboard .................................................................................. Gila Eban .............................................214
Kasha Soundboard without Waist Bar................................................................ Gila Eban .............................................266
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Tuning the Guitar ................................................................................................ Ian Noyce .............................................288
Relation of Science to Aesthetics in Lutherie................................................ Michael Kasha .........................................290
Bars and Struts ................................................................................................ Jos Ramrez III ........................................292
Compensating Classic Bridge ........................................................................... H.M. Kolstee...........................................330
Musical Strings ................................................................................................... H.E. Huttig ............................................334
Cutting Classic Head Slots .............................................................................. Richard Jordan .........................................336
The Spanish Patrn ........................................................................................ William Conrad ........................................344
Dissolving the Mysteries ............................................................................ Graham Caldersmith ....................................346
Memories of Vladimir Bobri .............................................................................. H.E. Huttig ............................................358
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The Effect of Bracing on Guitar Resonance ................................................. J. and O. Jovicic ........................................402


Innovative Concepts within Fixed Limits .......................................................... Gila Eban .............................................420
An Interview with Jeffrey Elliott ..................................................................... Joseph Bacon ..........................................454
Nylon/Steel String Guitar .............................................................................. Francis Kosheleff .......................................463
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................... J.G. Molnar ............................................466
Review: Classic Guitar Making by Overholtzer ............................................ William McCaw ........................................486
Review: Guitars: From the Renaissance to Rock by Evans ................................. C.F. Casey .............................................488
Review: Julian Bream: A Life on the Road by Palmer ........................................ Gila Eban .............................................496
Review: The Fine Guitar by Oribe ...................................................................... C.F. Casey .............................................498
Review: Guitar and Vihuela: An Annotated Bibliography by McCutcheon ... Joseph Johnson.........................................499
Review: The Flamenco Guitar by George ........................................................ David Macias ..........................................503
Review: A Guitar Maker's Manual by Williams ............................................... Cyndy Burton ..........................................500
Guitar, electric
First-Class Travel Guitar ..................................................................................... Ed Mettee ............................................... 90
Installing the Floyd Rose Tremolo ................................................................... Denny Rauen ..........................................260
Restoring the Paisley Tele .............................................................................. Dave Schneider.........................................332
Harvey Thomas and the Infernal Music Machine ............................................. Tim Olsen .............................................440
Review: Guitars: From the Renaissance to Rock by Evans ................................. C.F. Casey .............................................488
Guitar, flattop (see also Bracing, flattop; Bridge, guitar; Repair, bridge; Repair, neck)
Guitar Back-Fitting Jig ....................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 13
1918 Martin 1-18 ................................................................................................. Ted Davis................................................ 38
Rendezvous with Destiny .................................................................................. Chris Martin ............................................. 80
A Love Affair with Wood ................................................................................ C.F. Martin III ........................................... 84
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................149
Bridge Regluing Caul ......................................................................................... Sam Sherry ............................................181
Durkee's Patent Bridge ....................................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................201
Premiata Liuteria .......................................................................................... Mario Maccaferri .......................................256
Tuning the Guitar ................................................................................................ Ian Noyce .............................................288
Dissolving the Mysteries ............................................................................ Graham Caldersmith ....................................346
American Plucked Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum ............. Joseph R. Johnson ......................................398
Developing a New Design .................................................................................. Steve Klein ............................................416
Why Make It Square? ........................................................................................ Fred Carlson ...........................................427
The Steel String Guitar Today ........................................... Krimmel, Larrive, Ross, Somogyi, and Steinegger ............474
Steiny and the Everly Guitar............................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................460
Review: Guitars and Mandolins in America by Hartman ................................ John Bromka...........................................487
Review: Guitars: From the Renaissance to Rock by Evans ................................. C.F. Casey .............................................488
Review: A Guitar Maker's Manual by Williams ............................................... Cyndy Burton ..........................................500
Guitar, resophonic
The Bluegrass Dobro......................................................................................... Bobby Wolfe ...........................................154
Health
Pearly Shells and Nichols ................................................................................. David Nichols .............................................. 2
Spray Finishing Setup ...................................................................................... Rolfe Gerhardt ........................................... 41
Health Hazards: Solvents, Glues, and Shell ................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................122
Sanding Table ...................................................................................................Steve Andersen .........................................239
The Problem with Beards .................................................................................. Fred Carlson ...........................................410
Humidity
Electronic Moisture Meters ........................................................................... Gregory Jackson .......................................... 44
Hide Glue Techniques ................................................................................... Donald Warnock........................................112
White, Yellow, and Hide Glues ................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................162
Experimental Violin Acoustics ..................................................................... George Bissinger .......................................232
Bars and Struts ................................................................................................ Jos Ramrez III ........................................292
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Inlay (see also Gluing)


Pearly Shells and Nichols ................................................................................. David Nichols .............................................. 2
Health Hazards: Solvents, Glues, and Shell ................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................122
Developing a New Design .................................................................................. Steve Klein ............................................416
Harvey Thomas and the Infernal Music Machine ............................................. Tim Olsen .............................................440
Instruments, other
Basic Sitar Repair ............................................................................................ Thom Lipiczky ........................................... 94
Building the Kamanch ................................................................................... Nasser Shirazi ..........................................126
The Cimbalom ............................................................................................. Alexander I. Eppler .....................................186
The Travielo ................................................................................................... Ernest Nussbaum .......................................180
Building the Tar ................................................................................................ Nasser Shirazi ..........................................382
American Plucked Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum ............. Joseph R. Johnson ......................................398
Repairing the Sitar ......................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................432
The Sami-Sen ............................................................................................. Nicholas Von Robison ...................................452
Review: Experimental Musical Instruments ....................................................... Fred Carlson ...........................................490
Review: Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie by Coates .....................R.E Brun .............................................492
Review: The Early History of the Viol by Woodfield ..................................Christopher Allworth ....................................495
Review: From the Pages of Experimental Musical Instruments, Volume 1 .......... Tim Olsen .............................................500
Lute
Devolution of the Modern Lute ..................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................116
Lute Rib-Cutting Jig ....................................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................182
Finishing Lute Soundboards ....................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................265
High School Dreams ...................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................414
Review: Lutes, Viols and Temperaments by Lindley .......................................... Ed Kottick .............................................488
Review: Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie by Coates .....................R.E Brun .............................................492
Mandolin
Mandolin Binding Trick .................................................................................... Elliot Burch ...........................................185
Monteleone: The Artist Behind the ``Grand Artist'' .......................................... Ted Davis..............................................222
A Modern Builder Interprets the Archtop ................................................... John Monteleone .......................................227
Arched Plate Copier ......................................................................................... Steve Grimes ...........................................312
Simple Carving Machine ................................................................................. Richard Ennis..........................................316
American Plucked Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum ............. Joseph R. Johnson ......................................398
Modified F-3 Mandolin .................................................................................Robert Steinegger .......................................434
Review: Guitars and Mandolins in America by Hartman ................................ John Bromka...........................................487
Neck
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................149
Roger Sadowsky: Man of ``Action'' ................................................................. Roger Sadowsky ........................................204
Guitar Neck Fractures .................................................................................. William Cumpiano ......................................240
More on Epoxy Fretting .....................................................................................Tom Mathis ............................................253
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Cussed and Discussed ........................................................................................ Don Teeter ............................................318
Cutting Classic Head Slots .............................................................................. Richard Jordan .........................................336
The Scalloped Fretboard ................................................................................ Dave Schneider.........................................371
The ``Twisted Neck'' Guitar ................................................................................ Leo Burrell ............................................472
Pegs
Fiddle Facts .......................................................................................................... Al Stancel .............................................296

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People
Where Are They Now? ........................................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................... 56
Rendezvous with Destiny .................................................................................. Chris Martin ............................................. 80
A Love Affair with Wood ................................................................................ C.F. Martin III ........................................... 84
Manuel Velzquez: An Appreciation .......................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 96
A Chat with Don Manuel ............................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 99
Trrega Played a Maple Guitar ........................................................................ David Macias ..........................................114
In the Ramrez Workshop ................................................................................ William Tapia ..........................................140
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
The Well-Unpublished Luthier ................................................................... William Cumpiano ......................................190
Monteleone: The Artist Behind the ``Grand Artist'' .......................................... Ted Davis..............................................222
A Modern Builder Interprets the Archtop ................................................... John Monteleone .......................................227
Ed Arnold: String-Tie Kind of Guy .......................................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................248
H.L. Wild ....................................................................................................... Paul Wyszkowski........................................250
Premiata Liuteria .......................................................................................... Mario Maccaferri .......................................256
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
Cussed and Discussed ........................................................................................ Don Teeter ............................................318
Memories of Vladimir Bobri .............................................................................. H.E. Huttig ............................................358
Remembering Harry LeBovit ............................................................................ Fred Calland ...........................................360
Jack Batts ........................................................................................................... Jeff Feltman ...........................................390
High School Dreams ...................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................414
Developing a New Design .................................................................................. Steve Klein ............................................416
Marvels among the Reeds ................................................................................. Susan Norris ...........................................419
Why Make It Square? ........................................................................................ Fred Carlson ...........................................427
Indian Import and Export ............................................................................... Gulab Gidwani .........................................428
Roy Smeck: Wizard of the Strings .................................................................... James Garber ..........................................436
Harvey Thomas and the Infernal Music Machine ............................................. Tim Olsen .............................................440
An Interview with Jeffrey Elliott ..................................................................... Joseph Bacon ..........................................454
Steiny and the Everly Guitar............................................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................460
Review: Julian Bream: A Life on the Road by Palmer ........................................ Gila Eban .............................................496
Review: The Fine Guitar by Oribe ...................................................................... C.F. Casey .............................................498
Review: New Yorker Special by Cohen ................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................. 500
Philosophy
Hints for Area Tuning the Violin ........................................................................ Keith Hill ............................................... 30
Where Are They Now? ........................................................................................ Tim Olsen ............................................... 56
The Trade Secret ........................................................................................... Michael Dresdner......................................... 83
Remarks to Symposium '85 .......................................................................... Manuel Velzquez ........................................ 98
In Praise of the Plywood Bass .................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................148
Our Great Spherical Friend ..................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................196
Sharing ......................................................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................231
Relation of Science to Aesthetics in Lutherie................................................ Michael Kasha .........................................290
High School Dreams ...................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................414
Developing a New Design .................................................................................. Steve Klein ............................................416
Marvels among the Reeds ................................................................................. Susan Norris ...........................................419
Innovative Concepts within Fixed Limits .......................................................... Gila Eban .............................................420
Why Make It Square? ........................................................................................ Fred Carlson ...........................................427
Physics, guitar
Basics of Air Resonances.................................................................................... W.D. Allen ................................................ 8
Radiation from Lower Guitar Modes ........................................................ Graham Caldersmith ...................................... 68
Kasha Guitar Soundboard .................................................................................. Gila Eban .............................................214
Kasha Soundboard without Waist Bar................................................................ Gila Eban .............................................266
Bars and Struts ................................................................................................ Jos Ramrez III ........................................292
Relation of Science to Aesthetics in Lutherie................................................ Michael Kasha .........................................290
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Controlling Strings, Wood, and Air .............................................................. Carleen Hutchins .......................................300


Dissolving the Mysteries ............................................................................ Graham Caldersmith ....................................346
The Effect of Bracing on Guitar Resonance ................................................. J. and O. Jovicic .............................................. 402
Developing a New Design .................................................................................. Steve Klein ............................................416
Review: Lutes, Viols and Temperaments by Lindley .......................................... Ed Kottick .............................................488
Review: The Science of Sound by Rossing .................................................... Paul Wyszkowski........................................491
Review: Physics and Music by Fletcher ............................................................. Tom Rossing ........................................... 498
Physics, violin
Basics of Air Resonances.................................................................................... W.D. Allen ................................................ 8
Area Tuning the Violin........................................................................................ Keith Hill ............................................... 20
Violin Ribs/Latent Tension ................................................................................ John Meng .............................................. 25
Hints for Area Tuning the Violin ........................................................................ Keith Hill ............................................... 30
Our Great Spherical Friend ..................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................196
Experimental Violin Acoustics ..................................................................... George Bissinger .......................................232
Controlling Strings, Wood, and Air .............................................................. Carleen Hutchins .......................................300
Review: The Science of Sound by Rossing .................................................... Paul Wyszkowski........................................491
Review: SMAC83: Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference ............................. Tom Rossing ...........................................496
Review: Physics and Music by Fletcher ............................................................. Tom Rossing ........................................... 498
Plans
1918 Martin 1-18 (GAL Instrument Plan #8) ................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 38
1932 Martin C-3 Archtop (GAL Instrument Plan #10) .................................... Ted Davis..............................................103
Drafting Instrument Plans .................................................................................. Ted Davis..............................................108
Kamanch (GAL Instrument Plan #9) ............................................................ Nasser Shirazi ..........................................126
Kasha Guitar Soundboard (GAL Instrument Plan #5) ..................................... Gila Eban .............................................214
1943 Hauser Sr. Classic Guitar (GAL Instrument Plan #12)....................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................283
Flattop Bass (GAL Instrument Plan #13) .......................................................... Tim Olsen .............................................322
Tar (GAL Instrument Plan #14) ...................................................................... Nasser Shirazi ..........................................382
Modified F-3 Mandolin (GAL Instrument Plan #15) .................................Robert Steinegger .......................................434
Sami-Sen (GAL Instrument Plan #16) ..................................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................452
Repair, bridge
Regluing Guitar Bridges ................................................................................... Ken Donnell ...........................................168
Bridge Regluing Caul ......................................................................................... Sam Sherry ............................................181
Martin Bridge Caul ............................................................................................. Dick Boak .............................................230
Compensating Classic Bridge ........................................................................... H.M. Kolstee...........................................330
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Michael Parsons ........................................429
More on Bridge Gluing ................................................................................... Robert Doucet .........................................431
Repair, crack
Internal Probing Tool ........................................................................................ Elliot Burch ............................................. 45
Repairing the Viola da Gamba.................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................246
Violin Top Crack Repair ................................................................................. George Manno .........................................258
Cello Soundpost Crack Repair ............................................................................ Tim Olsen .............................................311
A Couple Things about Superglue.................................................................... Don Musser ...........................................397
Repair, neck
Roger Sadowsky: Man of ``Action'' ................................................................. Roger Sadowsky ........................................204
Guitar Neck Fractures .................................................................................. William Cumpiano ......................................240
Cussed and Discussed ........................................................................................ Don Teeter ............................................318

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Repair, other
Three Helpful Tools ........................................................................................ Brian Mascarin ........................................... 77
Basic Sitar Repair ............................................................................................ Thom Lipiczky ........................................... 94
Making the Ramrez Guitar Nut ..................................................................... William Tapia ..........................................145
Violin Top Removal ......................................................................................... George Manno .........................................153
The Bluegrass Dobro......................................................................................... Bobby Wolfe ...........................................154
Roger Sadowsky: Man of ``Action'' ................................................................. Roger Sadowsky ........................................204
Repairing the Viola da Gamba.................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................246
More on Epoxy Fretting .....................................................................................Tom Mathis ............................................253
Fret Slot Fix...................................................................................................... Fred Campbell .........................................331
Plywood Bass Top Repair ................................................................................. Dale Randall ...........................................342
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Michael Parsons ........................................429
Repairing the Sitar ......................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................432
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ William T. Walls ........................................481
Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Erlewine and Newson .............. George Manno .........................................502
Reviews
Classic Guitar Making by Overholtzer........................................................... William McCaw ........................................ 486
Constructing the Mountain Dulcimer by Kimball ............................................... Peter Estes ............................................486
Guitars and Mandolins in America by Hartman .............................................. John Bromka...........................................487
The Strad Facsimile by Ward .......................................................................... Fred Battershell ........................................487
Lutes, Viols and Temperaments by Lindley ........................................................ Ed Kottick.............................................488
Guitars: From the Renaissance to Rock by Evans ............................................... C.F. Casey .............................................488
Technique of Violin Making by Wake.............................................................. Fred Battershell ........................................489
1/1: Quarterly Journal of the Just Intonation Network ........................................ Ed Kottick.............................................490
Experimental Musical Instruments ..................................................................... Fred Carlson ...........................................490
The Science of Sound by Rossing................................................................... Paul Wyszkowski........................................491
Luthier's Mercantile Catalog ........................................................................... Fred Battershell ........................................492
Geometry, Proportion, and the Art of Lutherie by Coates ....................................R.E Brun .............................................492
Violin-Making As It Was, And Is by Heron-Allen ............................................Kirk Janowiak ..........................................494
The Early History of the Viol by Woodfield .................................................Christopher Allworth ....................................495
Julian Bream: A Life on the Road by Palmer....................................................... Gila Eban .............................................496
SMAC83: Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference............................................ Tom Rossing ...........................................496
Pre-Revival Appalachian Dulcimers by Smith ................................................... James Flynn ...........................................497
Italian Violin Varnishes by Fry ......................................................................... George Manno .........................................498
Physics and Music by Fletcher ........................................................................... Tom Rossing ...........................................498
The Fine Guitar by Oribe..................................................................................... C.F. Casey .............................................498
Guitar and Vihuela: An Annotated Bibliography by McCutcheon ................ Joseph Johnson.........................................499
From the Pages of Experimental Musical Instruments, Volume 1 ........................ Tim Olsen .............................................500
A Guitar Maker's Manual by Williams ............................................................. Cyndy Burton ..........................................500
New Yorker Special by Cohen .............................................................................. Tim Olsen .............................................500
Selected Articles from VSA Journal ................................................................ Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501
Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Erlewine and Newson ............................. George Manno .........................................502
Manuscript on Violinmaking by Marchi ......................................................... Don Overstreet .........................................502
Appraisers Reference Manual by Florence ....................................................... George Manno .........................................502
The Flamenco Guitar by George ...................................................................... David Macias ..........................................503
Rosette
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Innovative Concepts within Fixed Limits .......................................................... Gila Eban .............................................420
Antonius Stradivarius in South Dakota ...................................................... Joseph R. Johnson ......................................448
Sharpening
Letter to the Editor ...........................................................................................Ralph Novak ...........................................459
Review: Selected Articles from VSA Journal .................................................. Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501

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Skin
Building the Kamanch ................................................................................... Nasser Shirazi ..........................................126
Building the Tar ................................................................................................ Nasser Shirazi ..........................................382
The Sami-Sen ............................................................................................. Nicholas Von Robison ...................................452
Strings, guitar
String Tension and Gauges.......................................................................... Graham McDonald ....................................... 78
Musical Strings ................................................................................................... H.E. Huttig ............................................334
Nylon/Steel String Guitar .............................................................................. Francis Kosheleff .......................................463
Strings, other
Devolution of the Modern Lute ..................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................116
Bass String Choices .................................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................184
Fiddle Facts .......................................................................................................... Al Stancel .............................................296
Tools, clamps
Pneumatic Cylinders ............................................................................... Michael Jacobson-Hardy ................................... 26
Regluing Guitar Bridges ................................................................................... Ken Donnell ...........................................168
Martin Bridge Caul ............................................................................................. Dick Boak .............................................230
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Tools, created
Guitar Back-Fitting Jig ....................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 13
Luthier's Long Knife ........................................................................................... C.F. Casey ............................................... 17
Pneumatic Cylinders ............................................................................... Michael Jacobson-Hardy ................................... 26
Bandsaw Riser Block ..................................................................................... Joel Ivan Hawley.......................................... 29
Internal Probing Tool ........................................................................................ Elliot Burch ............................................. 45
Illuminating Instrument Repairs ...................................................................... John Jordan ............................................. 73
Three Helpful Tools ........................................................................................ Brian Mascarin ........................................... 77
Bow Hair Jig ..................................................................................................... Thomas Snyder ........................................... 88
Micro Table Saw .............................................................................................. William Conrad ........................................136
Letter to the Editor ....................................................................................... Patrick W. Coffey .......................................147
Bridge Regluing Caul ......................................................................................... Sam Sherry ............................................181
Lute Rib-Cutting Jig ....................................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................182
Sanding Table ...................................................................................................Steve Andersen .........................................239
Arched Plate Copier ......................................................................................... Steve Grimes ...........................................312
Simple Carving Machine ................................................................................. Richard Ennis..........................................316
Barber Chair Workbench ............................................................................... Michael Sanden ........................................343
Heat Gun Powered Bending Iron ................................................................... F. William Fais .........................................396
Guitar Stand for Spraying .............................................................................. Michael Parsons ........................................430
Violin Bridge Holder .......................................................................................... Al Carruth .............................................439
Plexiglas Sanding Blocks ................................................................................. Jay Hargreaves .........................................473
Tools, hand
Luthier's Long Knife ........................................................................................... C.F. Casey ............................................... 17
Internal Probing Tool ........................................................................................ Elliot Burch ............................................. 45
Illuminating Instrument Repairs ...................................................................... John Jordan ............................................. 73
Three Helpful Tools ........................................................................................ Brian Mascarin ........................................... 77
Drafting Instrument Plans .................................................................................. Ted Davis..............................................108
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
More on Bridge Gluing ................................................................................... Robert Doucet .........................................431
Plexiglas Sanding Blocks ................................................................................. Jay Hargreaves .........................................473
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482

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Tools, jigs
Guitar Back-Fitting Jig ....................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 13
Pneumatic Cylinders ............................................................................... Michael Jacobson-Hardy ................................... 26
Template Routing ................................................................................................. Ron Lira ................................................ 47
Bow Hair Jig ..................................................................................................... Thomas Snyder ........................................... 88
Brace Arching Jig............................................................................................ Dana Bourgeois ........................................177
Lute Rib-Cutting Jig ....................................................................................... Robert Cooper .........................................182
Fret Slot Template Bar .................................................................................... Richard Ennis ..........................................188
Calculating Radii ................................................................................................. Chris Foss .............................................321
The Spanish Patrn ........................................................................................ William Conrad ........................................344
Fret Slotting Jig and Formula ......................................................................... John Schofield .........................................401
Tools, other
Electronic Moisture Meters ........................................................................... Gregory Jackson .......................................... 44
Two Lacquer Tips .............................................................................................. Ted Kellison ............................................. 72
Illuminating Instrument Repairs ...................................................................... John Jordan ............................................. 73
Letter to the Editor ....................................................................................... Patrick W. Coffey .......................................147
Sanding Table ...................................................................................................Steve Andersen .........................................239
Guitar Stand for Spraying .............................................................................. Michael Parsons ........................................430
Tools, power
Pneumatic Cylinders ............................................................................... Michael Jacobson-Hardy ................................... 26
Bandsaw Riser Block ..................................................................................... Joel Ivan Hawley.......................................... 29
Potassium Dichromate, Oxalic Acid, and Carnauba Wax............................. Jeffrey R. Elliott .......................................... 36
Template Routing ................................................................................................. Ron Lira ................................................ 47
Micro Table Saw .............................................................................................. William Conrad ........................................136
Fret Slot Template Bar .................................................................................... Richard Ennis ..........................................188
Sanding Table ...................................................................................................Steve Andersen .........................................239
Arched Plate Copier ......................................................................................... Steve Grimes ...........................................312
Simple Carving Machine ................................................................................. Richard Ennis ..........................................316
Cutting Classic Head Slots .............................................................................. Richard Jordan .........................................336
Fret Slotting Jig and Formula ......................................................................... John Schofield .........................................401
Harvey Thomas and the Infernal Music Machine ............................................. Tim Olsen .............................................440
Tuning, temperament
Tuning the Guitar ................................................................................................ Ian Noyce .............................................288
The Truth about Temperaments ........................................................................ Ed Kottick.............................................386
Review: Lutes, Viols and Temperaments by Lindley .......................................... Ed Kottick.............................................488
Review: 1/1: Quarterly Journal of the Just Intonation Network .......................... Ed Kottick.............................................490
Ukulele
Premiata Liuteria .......................................................................................... Mario Maccaferri .......................................256
Roy Smeck: Wizard of the Strings .................................................................... James Garber ..........................................436
Vihuela
Building the Vihuela and Viola da Mano ........................................................ John Rollins ...........................................362
Review: The Early History of the Viol by Woodfield ..................................Christopher Allworth ....................................495
Review: Guitar and Vihuela: An Annotated Bibliography by McCutcheon ... Joseph Johnson.........................................499
Viol
Repairing the Viola da Gamba.................................................................... Lawrence D. Brown .....................................246
Building the Vihuela and Viola da Mano ........................................................ John Rollins ...........................................362
Review: Lutes, Viols and Temperaments by Lindley .......................................... Ed Kottick.............................................488
Review: The Early History of the Viol by Woodfield ..................................Christopher Allworth ....................................495

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Violin (see also Physics, violin)


Area Tuning the Violin........................................................................................ Keith Hill ............................................... 20
Violin Ribs/Latent Tension ................................................................................ John Meng .............................................. 25
Bow Hair Jig ..................................................................................................... Thomas Snyder ........................................... 88
Violin Top Removal ......................................................................................... George Manno .........................................153
Rosin Varnishes .............................................................................................. Louis DeGrazia ........................................167
Experimental Violin Acoustics ..................................................................... George Bissinger .......................................232
Violin Top Crack Repair ................................................................................. George Manno .........................................258
Violin Varnish and Sealers ......................................................................... Graham Caldersmith ....................................262
Fiddle Facts .......................................................................................................... Al Stancel .............................................296
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
Remembering Harry LeBovit ............................................................................ Fred Calland ...........................................360
Jack Batts ........................................................................................................... Jeff Feltman ...........................................390
American Plucked Instruments at the Shrine to Music Museum ............. Joseph R. Johnson ......................................398
Marvels among the Reeds ................................................................................. Susan Norris ...........................................419
Violin Bridge Holder .......................................................................................... Al Carruth .............................................439
``1704'' Varnish Recipe ..................................................................................... George Manno .........................................451
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ William T. Walls ........................................481
Violin Q&A ...................................................................................................... George Manno .........................................482
Review: The Strad Facsimile by Ward ............................................................ Fred Battershell ........................................487
Review: Technique of Violin Making by Wake ............................................... Fred Battershell ........................................489
Review: Violin-Making As It Was, And Is by Heron-Allen ..............................Kirk Janowiak ..........................................494
Review: Italian Violin Varnishes by Fry ........................................................... George Manno .........................................498
Review: Selected Articles from VSA Journal .................................................. Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501
Review: Violin Set-Ups and Adjustments by Erlewine and Newson .............. George Manno .........................................502
Review: Manuscript on Violinmaking by Marchi ........................................... Don Overstreet .........................................502
Review: Appraisers Reference Manual by Florence ........................................ George Manno .........................................502
Wood, dealers
Continental Plank Fest ................................................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................172
Ed Arnold: String-Tie Kind of Guy .......................................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................248
H.L. Wild ....................................................................................................... Paul Wyszkowski........................................250
A Scene from Dickens ....................................................................................... Steve Curtin ...........................................251
Out of the Basement ..................................................................................... Richard Bingham .......................................252
'Way Down Upon the Amazon River ................................................................ John Curtis ............................................412
Indian Import and Export ............................................................................... Gulab Gidwani .........................................428
Review: Luthier's Mercantile Catalog ............................................................. Fred Battershell ........................................492
Wood, hard
Dalbergia Nigra and Friends ........................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 14
Wood's Appearance ...................................................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 74
A Love Affair with Wood ................................................................................ C.F. Martin III ........................................... 84
Manuel Velzquez: An Appreciation .......................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 96
A Chat with Don Manuel ............................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 99
Trrega Played a Maple Guitar ........................................................................ David Macias ..........................................114
Building the Kamanch ................................................................................... Nasser Shirazi ..........................................126
South American Rosewood ............................................................................... John Jordan ...........................................132
Ocelot Ear and Spruceana ................................................................................ Don Musser ...........................................135
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
African Rosewood .............................................................................................. John Jordan ...........................................338
Lemon Oil and Carnauba Wax .......................................................................... Jimmie Van ............................................352
The Case for Using Natural Dyes ............................................................. Nicholas Von Robison ...................................372
'Way Down Upon the Amazon River ................................................................ John Curtis ............................................412
Indian Import and Export ............................................................................... Gulab Gidwani .........................................428

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An Interview with Jeffrey Elliott ..................................................................... Joseph Bacon ..........................................454


The Steel String Guitar Today ........................................... Krimmel, Larrive, Ross, Somogyi, and Steinegger ............474
Review: Luthier's Mercantile Catalog ............................................................. Fred Battershell ........................................492
Wood, other
Electronic Moisture Meters ........................................................................... Gregory Jackson .......................................... 44
Building a Plywood Bass ................................................................................. Richard Ennis ............................................ 92
South American Rosewood ............................................................................... John Jordan ...........................................132
In Praise of the Plywood Bass .................................................................. Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................148
Our Great Spherical Friend ..................................................................... Frederick C. Lyman, Jr. ..................................196
African Rosewood .............................................................................................. John Jordan ...........................................338
Building the Tar ................................................................................................ Nasser Shirazi ..........................................382
Letter to the Editor ........................................................................................ Michael Parsons ........................................429
Repairing the Sitar ......................................................................................... Dave Schneider.........................................432
Lost Shirts and Curved Braces ...................................................................... Harry Fleishman ........................................464
Another Bass Idea ........................................................................................... Richard Ennis ..........................................467
A Port, but No Pins......................................................................................... William McCaw ........................................468
Tap It and Tune It ............................................................................................ David Freeman .........................................470
Wood, soft
The Red (Spruce) Scare ...................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 46
Wood's Appearance ...................................................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 74
Manuel Velzquez: An Appreciation .......................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 96
William DelPilar: Thirty Years of American Lutherie ...................................... Ted Davis..............................................150
Continental Plank Fest ................................................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................172
Two Spruces...................................................................................................... Ervin Somogyi .........................................176
An Overview of the Hauser Tradition ........................................................... Jeffrey R. Elliott ........................................274
Paul Schuback .................................................................................................. Paul Schuback..........................................304
The Steel String Guitar Today ........................................... Krimmel, Larrive, Ross, Somogyi, and Steinegger ............474
Review: Selected Articles from VSA Journal .................................................. Ernest Nussbaum .......................................501
Wood, trees
Dalbergia Nigra and Friends ........................................................................ William Cumpiano ........................................ 14
The Red (Spruce) Scare ...................................................................................... Ted Davis................................................ 46
Wood's Appearance ...................................................................................... William Cumpiano ........................................ 74
South American Rosewood ............................................................................... John Jordan ...........................................132
Ed Arnold: String-Tie Kind of Guy .......................................................... Nicholas Von Robison ...................................248
African Rosewood .............................................................................................. John Jordan ...........................................338
'Way Down Upon the Amazon River ................................................................ John Curtis ............................................412
Indian Import and Export ............................................................................... Gulab Gidwani .........................................428
Workshop
Workbench Design Ideas ................................................................................. Mark Stanley ............................................. 18
Woodshop-in-a-Can .......................................................................................... James Jones............................................244
Barber Chair Workbench ............................................................................... Michael Sanden ........................................343

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