Brazilian Rosewood

Todd Lunneborg, who deftly profiled a group of Minnesota-based luthiers in our Winter 2006 issue, talks to those in the know about what makes the highly desirable, almost unobtainable Brazilian rosewood so special. Interviews include Dick Boak of Martin Guitars, Jeff Traugott of Traugott Guitars, and Paul Reed Smith and Joe Knaggs from PRS Guitars.


Stars of the North

Guitar builder Todd Lunneborg decided to write about the handful of luthiers who taught him, and they just happen to be some of the most famous guitar makers alive today. Jim Olson, Charles Hoffman, Kevin Ryan, Michael Keller and Brian Applegate discuss the close-knit guitar community found in Minnesota, and the numerous innovations they’ve helped each other with over the years.