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So what exactly is Flow-Carving?

Frank Hartung – Going With the Flow-Carving By Melz Durston Republished from our German Issue. Click here to purchase in print. Here at Guitar Connoisseur we are dedicated to telling the stories of local, international and small, boutique luthiers.  In doing so, we hope to raise their profiles whilst also encouraging readers to support local…

Luthier Chuck Thornton: “What I set out to do was to build the finest guitar I could possibly build.”

By Jesse Ian Hopkins Republished from our “Mojo Issue” Click here to purchase in print. “What I set out to do was to build the finest guitar I could possibly build. So as long as I’m alive, that’s what I strive to do.” Chuck Thornton When I was a young(er) luthier, I worked for a…

“Why did you do that? This means that anybody with a bandsaw can make a guitar!”

The Velvet Journey By Christian Hatstatt / MAGNETO Guitars Republished from the “Les Paul Reboot” issue Click here to purchase in Print “Why did you do that? This means that anybody with a bandsaw can make a guitar!” It is with these words that a famous competitor welcomed the newly launched LP back in 1952. The…

Boaz Elkayam: “There is no wood supplier in the world that can say he sold me wood for building guitars.”

Republished from the “First Issue” Click here to purchase in Print There are people that like to walk the path opened by others and walk it the best they can with respect. They have to know every detail and share it with others who shall continue walking to keep that path alive. Sometimes there are individuals, who after…

Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival: Round Table Discussion

Over the past few years we’ve noticed that those who choose to do the craft of Lutherie as an art form, have been instrumental to the success of Guitar Showcases. We are referring to luthiers who are still building guitars by hand, employing techniques that are hundreds of years old. Luthiers face a number of challenges.…

Aaron Green: “Consummate Classical”

By Steve Rider Aaron Green is one of those rare and lucky people who discover their passion in life at a young age. He began building guitars before leaving high school, and that passion has led him to the pinnacle of the guitar world. Humorous, insightful, and dedicated to music and luthiery, Aaron’s patrons are…

Nick Johnston: Ambient-Rock Genius

With his guitar, Canadian atomic rock guitarist Nick Johnston has been able to carve out his own unique style within a crowded landscape of instrumental guitarists. Nick is a firm believer that “you are what you eat” and that by listening to many different styles, a songwriter can be exposed to different harmonies, rhythms, time…

Billy Gibbons: The Early Years From Moving Sidewalks to ZZ Top

By Jas Obrecht Republished from our Gibbons Issue Equal parts storyteller, fire-and-brimstone preacher, rollin’-and-tumblin’ bluesman, and rock guitar hero, Billy Gibbons has been entertaining friends and fans for a half-century. Offstage, he carries himself with an almost professorial dignity, parsing his phrases carefully as he pulls on his foot-long beard. He laces his conversation with…