Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Summer/Fall 2016

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What are you passionate about? As a magazine editor/publisher, I'm not just in the information business. What I do goes way beyond the mere dissemination of information. For me, it's about building a community and doing everything I possibly can to help that community thrive. What am I deeply passionate about? I am passionate about helping and encouraging others organize regional guitar related events in their own local areas. I want to change the face of the regional buy-sell-trade guitar show "Industry" (if you can call it that), and share how to successfully launch, organize, market and generally improve local guitar shows wherever they are. What can I be the best at in the world? I can help the community of independent luthiers grow and become more economically successful by being an advocate for the hundreds of custom guitar builders who are all too often unrecognized or even ignored by other guitar-related publications, while also inspiring guitarists to think beyond instruments inscribed with the names Leo, Orville or Paul. What will drive this economic success? I will create the world's best NICHE guitar event and luthier centric magazine. As it grows, Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Magazine will cover ALL types of custom lutherie better than any other guitar publication. Advertiser partners will see their participation not only as an investment in an advertising campaign but also in the future of the art and craft of lutherie. So until next time…”play skillfully with a loud noise on an instrument of strings.”- Ps 33:3 Duane M. Evarts,

2016 Summer/Fall Issue

Vol. 2 Num. 2

IN THIS ISSUE... 3 What are you passionate about? The editor’s comments and his passion.

4 The Cincy Guitar Show Denny Melchers, organizer of the Cincinnati Guitar Show shares photos and commentary about his event.

5 Events From 2016 A pictorial collage of some places we were this year.

6 Guitar Builders For Veterans A community of professional luthiers helping Veterans with PTSD.

8 Meet the Luthier Tim Reede is a Minneapolis, MN based luthier and has recently become a teacher at the Southeast Technical College guitar construction program where he was once a student.

10 Ask-A-Luthier Luthier Steve Mason answers a question about a bridge repair on a Guild JF212-XL.

12 Mike’s Upgrades & Options Mike Nash shares his learning experiences as one of Colorado’s up-and-coming professional luthiers.

14 The Professional Luthier Directory A list of verified individuals actively involved in the professional art of lutherie.

15 Upcoming Guitar Shows

LETTERS... Hey Duane, I met you on my way out of the Vintage Voltage Expo. You handed me your magazine as my hands were full. I just went thru the issue, and I’m excited for this Magazine. I was actually at the event, scoping it out for my future Cigar Box Banjo Business. I work full time, but figured just a few weeks ago that I needed to do something else. What do I Love? Building Things... And what do I build that gives me the most joy? Well... Cigar Box Banjos! So there you have it. As I sat down playing my Model # 1, I saw your mag sitting there, picked it up as I was thinking and picking what my company name will be. And your Magazine just gave me the motivation I needed to get this thing going. I hope I get to know you better soon from shows and hopefully some space in your Magazine.

A partial list of guitar shows, expos and festivals where you can pick up a hard copy of the magazine.

Cover Photo is courtesy of Tim Reede Guitars. Guitar Show & Custom Luthier is published bi-annually and distributed at guitar shows, festivals & expos; by direct mail and at better music-related businesses. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written permission from the publisher. Advertising - Promoting your business to guitar-buying enthusiasts is critical to growth. Guitar Show & Custom Luthier is one of the most best ways to reach your specific audience. Information about advertising is available online at The views expressed are those of the respective contributors and are not necessarily those of the publisher, editor or staff. All advertising material is subject to publisher’s approval. Guitar Show & Custom Luthier welcomes, but assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to, any and all unsolicited articles, photographs or art. If you would like to be highlighted in a future “Meet The Luthier” article, contact the editor.

Thanks again, Mike Salzer

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Summer/Fall 2016


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