July 1995 (Issue No. 31)
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.
The Golden Slippers
- James A. Bland
- Brian Wilson
- 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.
Reviews of albums by John Fahey, Martin Simpson, and Mike Cross.
From Fiddle to Flatpick. How to arrange an old-time fiddle standard as a guitar solo or duet. By Dix Bruce.
In the Groove. The pop song according to Lucinda Williams. By Rob Patterson.
Skip James biography; fingerstyle performance videos.
Recognizing Chords. By Mark Hanson.
Happy Birthday. Readers contribute arrangements of this birthday standard in celebration of Acoustic Guitar's fifth anniversary. By Dylan Schorer.
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.
Larrivée Presentation. By Rick Turner.