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PRESS ROOM ARCHIVE

Article in the March 2009 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Article on Konkoly Guitars in the May/June 2007 issue of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

Guitar Shop Magazine:

“When the owner pulled the gig bag from the twisted wreck that used to resemble an automobile, his heart sank…his worst fears were realized…the top was completely caved in. The back and sides had long, longitudal cracks, the fingerboard was chipped and, what was to be the worst injury, the neck block had punched through the back of the guitar.”

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“…the decision was made by head repair man Joe Konkoly to replace the top, not repair it. The top was too badly damaged for patching and could never be restored to its original strength.”

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“The most impressive aspect of the repair by Joe Konkoly and…the others is that no part of the job was beyond their talents.”

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Chappell , Jon, Pete Brown and Lisa Sharken. “Back from the Dead: Learn How to Bring Your Beloved
Beater Back to Life.” Guitar Shop 3.1 (1996): pp. 30-31

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Guitar Player Repair Guide:

“At Symposium ’93, the biannual convention held by ASIA (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans), I videotaped a selection of the country’s best repairmen. That tape is available through ASIA and Stewart-McDonald. The video has a great lesson on compression fretting given by Elderly Instruments’ Joe Konkoly. Joe was a student of T.J. Thompson during T.J’s reign at the Elderly repairshop, and he assumed command when T.J. left to build the Thompson-Schoenberg guitars. Like his mentor, Joe is at the top of his field.”

Erlewine, Dan. “Refretting: A Typical Martin T-fret Installation” Guitar Player
Repair Guide
. San Francisco. Miller Freeman, 1990. pp.169-170

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