July 1995 (Issue No. 31)

AG 031 July 1995 Cover
 

A look inside luthier Jeff Traugott's shop. The principles of modern guitar making. The family tree of American lutherie. Lessons on arranging fiddle tunes for flatpicked guitar and recognizing chords. Larrivee Presentation guitar.

Featured Songs

The Golden Slippers - James A. Bland

Brazilian Birthday - Brian Wilson

Passionate Kisses - Lucinda Williams

Happy Birthday Erin - Mark Kolm

Happy Birthday in D - Arranged by Matthew Kincaid

In This Issue

A GUITAR IS BORN
An inside look at the making of a steel-string. By Richard Johnston.

INSIDE YOUR GUITAR
The art and science of turning string vibrations into sound. By Rick Turner.

LEARNING THE TRADE
Jean Larrivée and the making of a steel-string tradition. By John Sangster.

DEPARTMENTS
JUMP STREET
Reviews of albums by John Fahey, Martin Simpson, and Mike Cross.

WOOD CHOPS
From Fiddle to Flatpick. How to arrange an old-time fiddle standard as a guitar solo or duet. By Dix Bruce.

SONG CRAFT
In the Groove. The pop song according to Lucinda Williams. By Rob Patterson.

REVIEWS
Skip James biography; fingerstyle performance videos. 

BEGINNERS
Recognizing Chords. By Mark Hanson.

SOLO
Happy Birthday. Readers contribute arrangements of this birthday standard in celebration of Acoustic Guitar's fifth anniversary. By Dylan Schorer.

DEAR AG
Music notation software;low-end tones of Martin D-28s and Taylor jumbo cutaways; protecting your guitar from the sun with newspapers; little finger pain.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Larrivée Presentation. By Rick Turner.

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