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