August 1997 (Issue No. 56)
Five makers' approaches to building a customer's dream guitar. A photo preview of handcrafted guitars from the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Interview with Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips. Badi Assad profile. Winners of Acoustic Guitar's first songwriting contest. Bach for flatpickers.
- Badi Assad
Minuet from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach
- Music by J.S. Bach, arranged by Dix Bruce
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- Traditional, arr. by Duck Baker
In This Issue
Five makers' approaches to building a customer's dream guitar.
GALLERY OF GUITARS
A preview of handcrafted beauties from the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. By Bronwen Morgan.
In this 1997 conversation, kindred spirits and collaborators Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips discuss their album The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
THE WITCH'S CAULDRON
With voice, percussion, and guitar, Brazilian phenomenon Badi Assad revolutionizes the art of solo performance. By Scott Nygaard.
Uppity Blues Woman. Profile of Ann Rabson of Saffire. By George Hansen.
When Bad Is Good. Profile of the Bad Livers. By John Herndon.
Songs from the Corn Belt. Profile of Lou and Peter Berryman. By Ben Elder.
In Memory. Obituary of James "Yank" Rachell.
Jacques Stotzem and Thierry Crommen, Different Ways. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
John Gorka, Between Five and Seven. By Steve Givens.By Roger Deitz.By David McCarty.
Ranger Doug, Songs of the Sage. By Riley Tharp.
The Burns Sisters, In This World. By Roger Deitz.
The Gerard Edery Ensemble, Linda Amiga: Love Songs of the Sephardim and Renaissance Spain. By Russell Letson.
Modern Luthier. Modern Luthier video, Froggy Bottom, James Olson, Breedlove Guitars, and Steve Klein. By Phil Campbell.
Phil Heywood, Local Joe. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
Steve Kaufman, The Art of Guitar Cross-Picking. By David McCarty.
Acoustic Elvis Costello. Elvis Costello, Costello and Nieve. By Simone Solondz.
Cutting-Edge Guitar Folios. By Stephen Dick.
Letter From Totnes. Letter from Totnes School of Guitar Making. By Chris Mosey.
Six Strings Attached. The winners of our first-ever songwriting contest. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment Picks from Ann Rabson. By George Hansen.
Equipment picks from the Bad Livers. By John Herndon.
Boss Acoustic Instrument Processor.
Frye Acoustic-Electric Scully.
Martin Studio/Performance Strings.
Equipment Picks from Badi Assad. By Scott Nygaard.
Equipment Picks from Ani DiFranco. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks from Utah Phillips. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Bach for Flatpickers. Bach for flatpickers. By Dix Bruce.
Getting Ready to Perform. By Kristina Olsen.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. By Duck Baker.
Koa Guitars. Gibson koa J-200s. By Richard Johnston.
Neil Young's Pickup. Neil Young's pickup. By Larry Cragg.
Sears Supertones. By George Gruhn.
1830 F. Roudhloff. By Francois Charle.