An historic- hermeneutic critique about luthiery with specific reference to selected south african guitar builders


This study uses a general history overview of luthiery that provide the reader with a basic understanding of construction techniques and terminology as a point of departure.From the outset  the lack of consensus over and ideal or desire construcction technique is highlighted.Howeber Torres is credited with the stablishing of a perceived  Spanish tradition of guitar construction acknowledged as the “father” of modern guitar.This will serve as a basic framework in which a discussion of six prominet past and present internationals luthiers can occur (…)

By Rudi Bower

an historic hermeneutic critique luthier south africa guitar builders

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