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a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)

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Eco-advocates and guitar makers alike fear that the spruce, maple, mahogany, ebony and rosewood trees that have been the foundation of the wooden instrument industry for years are being cut down faster than they can be replaced.
Nigel Crinson, a Hartlepool guitar maker said he believes the accessibility of the guitar as a musical instrument is what makes it so popular.
With the support of governor Allan Brown, Prisons Minister David Hanson MP, Garston MP Maria Eagle and even American guitar makers Gibson he set a date.
Usually the biggest sound you hear from guitar makers is when famous musicians strum their instruments.
Top guitar makers Gibson Guitar and Guitar Center Music Foundation are designing an exclusive guitar and will give all proceeds to the charity.
Not all guitars have them, though most steel string acoustics do, and for many guitar makers and players the pins are nothing more than an afterthought.
From parrot breeders to guitar makers, ex-steelworkers in Wales have proved themselves adept at rebuilding their lives.
Mr Quill, who lives in Sutton Coldfield, still owns a music shop in Coventry and the respected guitar makers Patrick Eggle, which operates just round the corner from Musical Exchanges in Hockley.
In the 1950s Cesar and Fernando Vera, master guitar makers in Madrid, began experimenting with reconstructed vihuelas made from Swiss pine and cypress, often with mixed results.
Testimonials from famous clients hang on the walls: a snapshot of Los Lobos' Cesar Rojas playing a guitar in the showroom, a Guitar Player magazine interview with Jose Feliciano revealing that his two Candelas guitars are his ``pride and joy,'' a letter from the late premier classical guitarist Andres Segovia touting the younger Candelario Delgado as ``one of the best guitar makers in the country.
So guitar makers add strength by attaching several braces, or "crossbeams," to the underside of the front plate (see factory photo, p.
Although it can be used in furniture and cabinetry, "By far, the biggest users are electric guitar makers," said Gilmer.
Since then, he has made some high-quality ukuleles out of Hawaiian koa, an expensive wood used by Hawaiian ukulele masters and some high-end guitar makers.
Gibson, Fender and Paul Reed Smith are regarded by many as three of the world's best guitar makers.
This melding of what could be considered one of America's most "all American" trees with one of its finest guitar makers is perhaps a fittingly dignified end for the historic tree.