Resumé

  • Exhibitions
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Honors & Awards
  • Commissioned Work
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
Exhibitions

SPECIAL EXHIBITION:

"The East Bay's Guitarmakers" exhibition, Addison Windows Gallery Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, California

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2013 Alta Bates Cardio-Rehab; Berkeley, California
2012 Alta Bates Cardio-Rehab; Berkeley, California
2011 Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
2011 Woodstock Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2010 Woodstock Guitar Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2010 Salon de Guitare, Montreal Guitar Show
2010 Oakland Airport Luthier’s Exhibition (sponsored by The Oakland Museum)
2009 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab wing, Berkeley, California
2008 Bucci's; Emeryville, California
2008 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab wing, Berkeley, California
2007 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab wing, Berkeley, California
2007 Berkeley Civic Arts Commission Show, 1947 Center St., Berkeley, California
2006 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab wing, Berkeley, California
2006 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab wing, Berkeley, California
2005-6 Bang and Oluffson showroom, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Alta Bates Hospital Cardio-Rehab facilities, Berkeley, California
2005 Summit Hospital Cardio-Rehab Department, Merritt Campus, Oakland, California
2005 Bang and Oluffson showroom, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Pritam and Eames Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2000 West Side Bakery and Café, Oakland, California
2000 Pro Arts Open Studios, Berkeley, California
2000 The Craftsman Home, Oakland, California
1999 West Side Bakery and Cafe, Oakland, California
1999 Spettro Restaurant, Oakland, California l998 West Side Bakery and Cafe, Berkeley, California
1998 Spettro Restaurant, Oakland, California l997 West Side Bakery and Cafe, Berkeley, California
1995 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California
1994 Gallery '76, Wentachee, Washington
1994 East Bay Pro Arts Open Studios, Berkeley, California
1993 Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California
1993 East Bay Pro Arts open Studio, Berkeley, California

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 The Harrisburg Artisan Show, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2015 Michael da Silva open studio, Berkeley, California
2015 Woodstock Guitar Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival; Santa Rosa, California
2013 Woodstock Guitar Invitational; Woodstock, New York
2015 Michael da Silva open studio, Berkeley, California
2015  Woodstock Guitar Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2013  Healdsburg Guitar Festival; Santa Rosa, California
2013  Woodstock Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2012  Woodstock Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2011  Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
2011  Woodstock Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2010  Woodstock Guitar Invitational, Woodstock, New York
2010  Salon de Guitare, Montreal Guitar Show
2010  Oakland Airport Luthier's Exhibition (sponsored by The Oakland Museum)
2009  Oakland Museum/Oakland Airport lutherie exhibition
2009  Montreal Salon de Guitare, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2009  Expressions Gallery, "Simply Divine" show; Berkeley, California
2009  City of Berkeley/City Hall public arts show; Berkeley, California
2009  Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
2009  City of Berkeley Permits Department Art Exhibit, Berkeley, California
2008  Montreal Guitar Show, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2008  Expressions Gallery, "Industrial Arts" show; Berkeley, California
2008  City of Berkeley/City Hall; Berkeley, California
2008  Expressions Gallery, "Simply Divine" show; Berkeley, California
2007  Salon de Guitare de Montreal
2007  Healdsburg Guitar Festival
2006  Newport Guitar Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
2006  Addison Street Gallery show, Berkeley, California
2006  Guild of American Luthiers national convention, Tacoma, Washington
2005-6  "The East Bay's Guitarmakers" exhibition, Addison Windows Gallery/Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, California
2005  Healdsburg Music Festival, Healdsburg/Santa Rosa, California
2005  Gourmet Guitars DVD series on contemporary luthiers
2005  "Almost Heaven: John Denver's America", Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
2004  Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2004 Westside Bakery and Café, Berkeley, California
2003 The Museum of the Imagination, Hudson, New York, "Images of Death in Art", curated by Mihail Chemiakin
2003 Healdsburg/Santa Rosa Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
2003 Westside Bakery and Café, Berkeley, California
2003 Pritam & Eames Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2002 Muriel Anderson Presents, NAMM show, Anaheim, California
2002 Westside Bakery and Café, Berkeley, California
2002 Pritam and Eames Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2000 The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
2001 Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Healdsburg, California
2001 The Great Midwest Guitar Show, St. Louis, Missouri
2001 East Bay Pro Arts Open Studios, Oakland, California
2001 Westside Bakery and Café, Berkeley, California
2000 Misugi Gallery, Berkeley, California
2000 The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri
2000 Westside Bakery and Café, Berkeley, California
2000 The Great Midwest Guitar Show, St. Louis, Missouri
2000 Association of Stringed Istrument Artisans, Nashville, Tennessee
2000 Christensen-Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1999 Healdsburg Music Festival, Healdsburg, California
1999 San Mateo Woodworker's Show; San Mateo, California
1999 1080 23rd Ave. Studios/Oakland Arts Commission conference, Oakland, California
1999 Oakland Artship, Oakland, California
1999 East Bay Pro Arts, Oakland, California
1999 Tokyu Hands Grand Prix Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Tokyu Hands Grand Prix Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
1999 Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington
1999 Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1999 Misugi Gallery, Berkeley, California
1998 Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington
1998 Viva Gallery, Berkeley, California
1998 Guild of American Luthiers Convention exhibit, Tacoma, Washington
1998 Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1998 Misugi Gallery, Berkeley, California
1998 Mineral and Wood Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
1998 San Rafael Music Festival, San Rafael, California
1997 Viva Gallery, Berkeley, California
1997 Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington
1997 Misugi Gallery, Berkeley, California
1997 Tokyo Musical Instrument Trade Show, Tokyo, Japan
1997 60th Street Gallery, Oakland, California l997 Klein Music, Sonoma, California
1997 Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1997 Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico
1997 Healdsburg Music Festival, Healdsburg, California
1996 Hanson Galleries, Houston, Texas
1996 Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1996 State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1996 Guilford Handcraft Expo, Guilford, Connecticut
1996 KRASL Affair on the Bluff, St. Joseph, Michigan
1996 American Festival of Craft at Lincoln Center, New York, New York
1996 Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle, Washington
1996 Pacific Fine Art, Walnut Creek, California
1996 La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, California
1996 King's Mountain Art Festival, Woodside, California
1996 Jessell Gallery, Napa, California
1996 Craftsman's Guild, San Francisco, California
1996 Innspirations Gallery, Healdsburg, California
1996 Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico
1996 Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Healdsburg, California
1995 Guild of American Luthiers Convention exhibit, Tacoma, Washington
1995 Sonoma Museum Show of Handmade Musical Instruments
1995 Farmington Arts Center, Avon, Connecticut
1995 Abiquiu Inn, Abiquiu, New Mexico
1995 Live Oak Park Fair, Berkeley, California
1995 The Craftsman's Guild, San Francisco, California
1995 Liz Claiborne Store, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California
1995 Studio Design Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1995 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1995 Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, California
1994 Selo Shevel Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1994 Hanson Galleries, Houston, Texas
1994 Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
1994 Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1994 Clarksville Pottery, Austin, Texas
1994 Citywoods Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois
1994 Gallery Antique, Lexington, Kentucky
1994 Artful Hand Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1994 Zoller Gallery, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1994 A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, California
1994 Dublin Civic Center Lobby exhibition, Dublin, California
1994 University of California Y.W.C.A. exhibit, Berkeley, California
1994 Berkeley Pro Arts Open Studios Gallery, Berkeley, California
1994 San Francisco Craftsman's Guild, San Francisco, California
1994 East Bay Pro Arts Gallery show, Oakland, California
1994 Studio Design Gallery Holiday Show, Washington, D.C.
1994 Lynn House Gallery, "In Our Own Back Yard", Antioch, California
1994 Stonehouse Project Decorators Showcase, 2622 Jackson St., San Francisco, California
1993 Richmond Art Center, "Visions of Light", Richmond, California
1993 Oakland Pro Arts Holiday Sale Exhibit, Oakland, California
1993 The Craftsman's Guild, "Music and the Arts This Holiday Season", San Francisco, Calif.
1993 A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, California l993 A.C.C. Craft Fair, Baltimore , Maryland
1993 Bay Area Society of Stringed Instrument Craftsmen exhibition, Alameda, California
1993 Oakland Pro Arts Gallery Exhibit, Oakland, California
1993 Pacific States Craft Fair, San Francisco, California
1993 Nancy Sadler Gallery, Venice, California
1993 Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, California
1993 l078 Gallery, Chico, California
1993 North Valley Art League, Redding, California
1993 Dishman Art Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
1992 A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, California
1992 Mill Valley Fine Arts Festival, Mill Valley, California
1992 Emmet Eiland Gallery, Albany, California
1992 Albany Arts Gallery, Albany, California
1992 Pacific States Craft Fair, San Francisco, California
1992 Guild of American Luthiers, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
1992 Walnut Creek Art Festival, Waln ut Creek, California
199l A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, California
199l Palo Alto Celbrates the Arts, Palo Alto, California
199l Pacific States Craft Fair, San Francisco, California
199l Montclair Art Fair, Oakland, California l990 King's Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, California
1990 "Handmade Musical Instruments", Guild of American Luthiers, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1986 "Handmade Musical Instruments", Guild of American Luthiers, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1983 Strawberry Bluegrass Festival, Camp Mather, California
1983 National Flat- and Fingerpicking Championships, Winfield, Kansas
1982 The Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
1980 "Handmade Musical Instruments", Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California l980 King's Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, California
1979 Vintage and handmade guitar exhibition, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California
1979 Guild of American Luthiers convention, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
1979 King's Mountain Art Fair, Woodside, California
1978-9 "The Harmonious Craft", Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1978 Guild of American Luthiers, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
1978 Folk Music Society, "Handmade Musical Instruments", Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California l978 K.P.F.A. Craft Fair, Berkeley, California
1977 Carmel Classic Guitar Festival, Carmel, California
1976 "Handmade Contemporary and Early Instruments", University of California Extension, San Francisco, California
1975 "Folk Instruments and Folk Music", Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
1974 "Handmade Early Instruments", The Unitarian Church, Berkeley, California
1972 Brooks Hall Craft Fair, San Francisco, California

 

REPRESENTED BY:

Blue-G, Tokyo, Japan 
Woodsound, Seoul, Korea

Education

EDUCATION:

 

  • 1970 to present: Self-taught in lutherie, supplemented over time by workshops and hands-on classes with Robert Lundberg (rosette carving), Fred Mejia and Eugene Clark (French polishing, and theory and practice of Spanish guitar construction), Jose Romanillos (Classic guitar soundboards), Nico Van Der Waals (lute construction) and John  Gilbert (Classic guitar  design). 
    Also:  Guitar master classes with Michael Lorimer, Leo Brouwer, Vicente Gomez, Rey de la Torre, and Abel Carlevaro. 
    And: One year ongoing consultation with Michael Bell of Visual Art Access, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1988-90 Graduate studies in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California
  • 1968-9 Graduate program in Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • 1966 B.A., University of California, Berkeley. 
    Also: Art Classes with Paul Wonner, Albert Wein and Joseph Young.

 

Employment

ART AND LUTHERIE TEACHING AND RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • 2017 Lecture on the Principles of Guitar Design; Harrisburg Artisan Show, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 2017 Lecture on the History of the Modern Guitar, Northern California Association of Luthiers meeting, Oakland, California
  • 2017 Ended the internship training of Johan Kohn
  • 2017 Began the formal apprenticeship of Mark Gaiero
  • 2017 Consultation with Kepma Manufacturing Co. of China
  • 2017 In May, hosted a meeting of the Northern California Association of Luthiers
  • 2016 Ended apprenticeship of Leo Buendia
  • 2016 Began internship training of Jonah Kohn
  • 2016 Ended the apprenticeship of Julian Gaffney
  • 2016 Began the apprenticeship of Mark Gaiero
  • 2015 Began the apprenticeship of Tom Sands, from England 
  • 2015 Filmed "The Triad Guitars" project, Oakland, California 
  • 2014 Ended the apprenticeship of Hiroshi Ogino
  • 2014 Began the apprenticeship of Julian Gaffney
  • 2013 Began the apprenticeship training of Leo Buendia
  • 2013 Ended the apprenticeship of Gustav Fredell
  • 2012 Started the apprenticeship of Hiroshi Ogino
  • 2011 Ended apprenticeship of Jason Kostal
  • 2011 Workshop/lecture: "Things To Know About Making Your Guitar Sellable", A.S.I.A. Symposium, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 2011 Began apprenticeship training of Gustav Fredell
  • 2011 Daylong lutherie intensive with Luthier's Invitational of North Texas (L.I.N.T.), Mansfield, Texas
  • 2010 Honoring Taku Sakashta, Taku Sakashta Memorial Service, Santa Rosa, California
  • 2010 NCAL panel discussion, "the factors behind guitar sound", Martinez, California
  • 2010 "Interesting things about the guitar," Diablo Valley Woodworkers' Association, Pleasant Hill, California
  • 2009 Began the apprenticeship of Jason Kostal
  • 2009 "Voicing the Guitar'" lecture at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
  • 2009 With Andrew Galli (Gallifilms), filmed "The Responsive Guitar"
  • 2009 Advisory Board, Montreal Guitar Festival
  • 2009  Master class in Voicing the Guitar (February), Oakland, California
  • 2009  Lecture-demonstration: "The Differences Between Handmade And Factory Made", Salon de Gitare, Montreal Guitar Exhibition
  • 2008  Master class in Voicing the Guitar (November), Oakland, California
  • 2007  Begin apprenticeship training of Mark Tripp
  • 2007  Advisory Board consultations, Montreal and Miami Guitar shows
  • 2007  Workshop/lecture, "Increasing Guitar Playability", Montreal Jazz Festival Guitar Show, Canada
  • 2007  End apprenticeship of Raymond Kraut; beginning of apprentceship of Mark Tripp
  • 2007  Presentation on "Voicing the Guitar", Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans Symposium, Springfield, Missouri
  • 2007  Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
  • 2006  Start of apprenticeship training of Chris Morimoto
  • 2006  "Action, Playability and Intonation", Newport Guitar Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 2006  Organizer/moderator, steel string guitar listening sessions, Guild of American Luthiers national convention, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2006  February Master class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar; Oakland, California
  • 2006  Special Visiting Lecturer, Music and Ethnomusicology Departments, University of California at Santa Barbara; "The American Guitar: from Andalusia to St. Louis, from Segovia to Elvis, and from the Prairies to Carnegie Hall".
  • 2006   (May) Master Class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar, Oakland, Calif.
  • 2006   Northern California Association of Luthiers; testing of and listening to "normal" vs. "double top" guitars, Palo Alto, California
  • 2006   (February) Master class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar; Oakland, California
  • 2006   Continuation of apprenticeship training of Raymond Kraut
  • 2005   Testing of and listening to "normal" vs. "double top" guitars, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Luther Burbank Center inSanta Rosa, California
  • 2005   Apprenticeship of Raymond Kraut begins
  • 2005   Curator, "The East Bay's Guitarmakers" exhibition; Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, California
  • 2005   Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on "The Guitar: What, How, Why, and the Tonewoods Involved", Ethnomusicology Department, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 2005   Continued, and ended, apprenticeship training of Hironari Ebata, from Yokohama, Japan
  • 2004  Master class in guitar design and voicing, Oakland, California
  • 2002  Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
  • 2002  Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
  • 2002 Traditional Methods of Rope Binding; Northern California Association of Luthiers, Petaluma, California
  • 2000  Tonewoods selection intensive workshop, taught to membership of Luthier's Invitational of North Texas; Arlington, Texas
  • 2002  Traditional method of guitar binding demonstration, Northern California Association of Luthiers, Sebastopol, California
  • 2002  Sponsor/supporter, "An Evening With Muriel Anderson", Music For Life Alliance, Quality Inn, Orangewood Ballroom, Anaheim, California
  • 2001  Presentation on "Marketing", Luthier's Mercantile, Inc., Healdsburg, California
  • 2001 Presentation on "Hand Tools", Healdsburg Guitar Festival; Healdsburg, California
  • 2001 Completion of apprenticeships of Michihiro Matsuda and Brent Stuntzner
  • 2001 "Intermediate level lutherie and voicing" master class, Oakland, California
  • 2001 Lecture/discussion on "The Point Where the Luthier And Musician Meet", Great Midwest Guitar Show; St. Louis, Missouri 
  • 2001 "Ornamental Carving Techniques" workshop, Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2001 "Uses and Treatment of Tonewoods" panel discussion, Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2001 "Flamenco Guitar Listening Tests", Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2000 Lecture presentation: "Why Different Guitars Work Well For Different Kinds Of Music"; The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2000 Apprenticeship program with Luis Fernandez de Cordoba, from Panama City, Panama
  • 2000 Tonewood Selection, Marketing, and Classical Guitar making workshops; A.S.I.A. Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2000  Class in ornamental woodcarving, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California 
  • 1999  Apprenticeship of Michihiro Matsuda, Tokyo, Japan 
  • 1999  Guitarmaking master class, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California 
  • l998-99  Apprenticeship training program with Ken Oya, Saitama, Japan 1999 Ornamental woodcarving and decoration class, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California 
  • l998  "The Traditional Method of Binding", Northern California Association of Luthiers, Berkeley, California 
  • l998  Canadian government grant funded half-year apprenticeship with Mario Beauregard, Quebec, Canada 
  • l997  Tonewood selection intensive, Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie, Phoenix, Arizona 
  • l997  "Basic Guitar Design", lectures at Fernandes School of Guitar Engineering, Tokyo, Japan 
  • l996  Lecture presentation on guitar history, acoustics and dynamics, and slide presentation on ornamentation in lutherie, Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie, Phoenix, Arizona 
  • l996  Panel discussion, "Lutherie and Marketing", Northern California Association of Luthiers, Berkeley, California 
  • l996  Lecture: "Marketing for the Independent Luthier", Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Healdsburg, California 
  • l995  Lecture on "Physics and Design of the Guitar Neck", Guild of American Luthiers convention, Tacoma, Washington 
  • l995  Lecture-demonstration, "The flamenco guitar -- its origins and playing technique", Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, California 
  • l995  Lecture on "The Guitar: Its History, Design, and Function", Pacific Guitar Works, Walnut Creek, California 
  • l994  Organizing Committee, Northern California Association of Luthiers, second annual exhibit 
  • l994  President, Northern California Association of Luthiers 
  • l994  Panel discussion: "The specific lutherie challenges to building classic, steel string, and archtop guitars", Northern California Association of Luthiers 
  • l994  Class on tonewood selection and vibrating plate dynamics, California State University at Long Beach 
  • l994  Lecture presentation on "The Guitar: Design, Sound, and Value", Builder's Booksource, San Francisco, California 
  • l993  Founding member, Bay Area Society of Stringed Instrument Craftsmen, Berkeley, California 
  • l993  Hosted Richard Schneider master presentation on "Kasha Guitar Design", Berkeley, Calif. 
  • l992  Lecture on "Steel String Guitars: Their History and Design", University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Also, workshop on "Instrument Tonewood Evaluation and Selection" 
  • l990  Panel discussion and slide presentation on "Small Workshop Design and Organization", Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington 
  • l990  Hosted workshop field trip, Hillcrest School, Oakland, California 
  • l986  Panel discussion on Lutherie, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington 
  • l984  Guitarbuilding class, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California 
  • l983  Lutherie panel discussion, Winfield, Kansas 
  • l982  Lecture on Guitar Design, Western Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon 
  • l98l  Historical lutemaking master class with Nico Van Der Waals, Dominican College, San Rafael, California 
  • l980-95  Annual lutherie and repair workshops, Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Calif 
  • l980-8l  Apprenticeship program in lutherie, with John Jordan 
  • l980  Special program on lutherie, cable channel 20, Pacifica, California 
  • l980  One year apprenticeship program in lutherie with John Jordan, Walnut Creek, California 
  • l978  Lecture, "Classic and Flamenco Guitar Playing and Construction Technique", Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington 
  • 1978  Taught wood carving, La Cheim School, Berkeley, California 
  • 1972-90  Taught guitarmaking privately, Berkeley and Oakland, California 
  • l972-76  Numerous presentation on guitarmaking and repair, East Bay Classic Guitar Society and San Francisco Classic Guitar Society, Bay Area, California 
  • l970  Taught wood carving at Prada Continuation School, Benicia, California 
  • l967-68  Handcrafted Art Project, Peace Corps Service, Iquitos, Peru 
  • l965  Taught art, San Diego Urban League, San Diego, California
Honors & Awards

HONORS & AWARDS

 

  • 2017 To be asked to be a contributing author for, and to be included in, Larry Robinson’s book (see Bibliography section)
  • 2016 Artwork included into the collection of Kepma Guitars, Guangdong, China 
  • 2015  Honored at the Woodstock Guitar Invitational for Lifetime Achievement, and for having trained a cadre of talented young luthiers who are making a mark for themselves in this field of work.
  • 2014  Artwork included into the collection of Julie Hawks, Oakland, California
  • 2013  Artwork included into the collection of Charles Dahlman, Santa Rosa, California
  • 2012  "Best of Oakland" Award, U.S.Commerce Association, 5042 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, Californi
  • 2011 Artwork included into the collections of Michael and Melissa Sternhell, New York, New York; artwork included into the collection of Michihiro Matsuda and Marjorie Learned, Alameda, California.
  • 2010  Artwork included into the collections of Michael and Melissa Sternhell, New York, New York; artwork included into the collection of Michihiro Matsuda and Marjorie Learned, Alameda, California.
  • 2010  Advisory Committee, Montreal Guitar Show
  • 2010 Honoring Taku Sakashta, Taku Sakashta Memorial Service, Santa Rosa, California
  • 2009  Artwork included into the collection of Pamela Bendich, Bekeley, California
  • 2009  Somogyi Books Launch Ceremony, Montreal Guitar Festival, Montreal
  • 2009  Donation of Hecht guitar to the Musical Instrument Museum at the University of South Dakota.
  • 2008  Artwork included into the collection of Yolaida Duran and Magie Crystal, San Francisco, California; and Pamela Bendich, Bekeley, California
  • 2007  Member of Advisory Board, Montreal Salon de Guitare
  • 2007  Artwork included into the collection of Manuel Velazquez, Winter Springs, Florida
  • 2007  Member of Advisory Board, Miami Guitar Show
  • 2006  Curatorship of (City of Berkeley Arts Commission) Guitar Making Exhibition
  • 2006  Artwork included into the collection of Susan Moffett, Nelson, B.C., Canada; and William Fitzgerald, Washington, D.C.
  • 2004  Artwork included into the collection of Lewis Santer, Berkeley, California; Matthew Tremaglio, San Francisco, California
  • 2003  Artwork included into the collections of Joan Alexander, Berkeley, California; Michael Sommer, Las Vegas, Nevada; Hiro Corporation, Kobe, Japan
  • 2002  Artwork included in the collections of Joan Alexander, Berkeley, California; Michael Sommers, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2001  Artwork included in the collections of JoAnne Zupan, Los Angeles, California; Muriel Anderson, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2001  Artwork included into the collections of Arthur and Barbara Bloch, Berkeley, California; Michael and Laura Yard, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2000  Artwork included into the collections of Nancy Fuller, Los Angeles, California; Janet Yang, Seattle, Washington; Barbara Willenborg, San Francisco, California; Al Williams, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Christopher Jenkins, Arlington, Texas; David Serva, Madrid, Spain; Jess Wilson, San Carlos, California; David Smith, Berkeley, California; Kathy Foster, Oakland, California; Rosalind Kim, Moraga, California; Gerald Alexanderson, Santa Clara, California; Thomas A. Tyler, St. Louis, Missouri; Arlene Baxter, Berkeley, California; Mr. & Mrs. Sung-Hou Kim, Berkeley, California
  • 1999  Artwork included into the collection of Ittsei Nakagawa, El Cerrito, California; Sophia Nardin and Luke Wood, Los Angeles, California; Karen Rosenberg, Berkeley, California; E. Kim Barnes, Oakland, California; George Casey, Richmond, California; Ken and Mina Oya, Saitama, Japan; Josh Wolf and Laura Powers, New York, New York; Robert and Marianna Hoolhorst, Berkeley, California, Mr. & Mrs. Isato Matsuda, Tokyo, Japan; Miriam Green and Andrew Rose, Berkeley, California; S.W. and D.S. Jordan, Walnut Creek, California; Brigid O'Brien, Richmond, California; Gerald Alexanderson, Santa Clara, California; Ann Marie Peters, Hayward, California; Joan Gale, Oakland, California; Jonathan and Abby Alkon Leonard, Berkeley, California; Sherilyn Tharp, Berkeley, California; Matthew & Julie Wong, Berkeley, California; Rebecca Pushkin, Morgantown, West Virginia; Marsha and Paul Dalmas, Berkeley, California; Daniel Somogyi, Northampton, England
  • 1999  Tokyu Hands Grand Prix Mind Prize; Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998  Commission by Jewish Federation of San Francisco
  • 1998  Artwork included into the collections of Mitsuhiro Uchida, Nagano, Japan; Martin Wood and Jennifer Matthews, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Mildred Sternhell, New York,  N. Y; Ryosuke Iizuka, Tokyo, Japan; Kirsten Williams, Oakland, Calif.; Jason Grant, Berkeley, Calif.; Peppino D'Agostino, San Francisco, Calif.; Joseph Goldyne, San Francisco, California; Andrew Rose, Berkeley, California; P. Elise Morgan, El Cerrito, California; Vatcharee Aiem-Sa-Ard, Berkeley, California; Trician Comings, Santa Cruz, California
  • 1998  Jury Award, Northwest Fine Woodworking, Seattle, Washington
  • 1997  Artwork included into the collections of Valory Mitchell, Oakland, Calif.; Mark Cloutier, Berkeley, Calif.; Avi Goldyne, Tel Aviv, Israel; Timothy White, New Boston, N.H.; Vivian Wohlwend, San Diego, Calif.; Mihail Chemiakin, New York, N.Y.; John Wooster, Ross, Calif.; Laura Nicodemus, Berkeley, California
  • 1996  Artwork included into the collections of Jose Romanillos, Guijosa, Spain; Ernest Lowinger,   London, England; Shun Komatsubara, Kobe, Japan; Alice Horne, St. Julians, Malta; John Fogelin, San Francisco, Calif.; Vivian Wohlwend, San Diego, Calif.;Yoshiaki Kakuta,   Kanagawa, Japan; Isato Nakagawa, Tokyo, Japan; Patrick Cho, Hayward, California
  • 1995  Appreciation award, Northern California Association of Luthiers 
  • 1995  Artwork included into the collections of Hideo Kamimoto, San Jose, Calif.; Lewis Santer, Davis, Calif.; Selma Brenner, Stamford, Ct.; Diane Michalowski, Boston, Mass.; Jay Hostetler, Athens, Ohio; Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Wash.; Mr. & Mrs. T. Mellon, Washington, D.C.; and The Arizona Center for Health and Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1995  Letter of Commendation from Ed Gerhard, Virtue Records, New Hampshire
  • 1994  Artwork included into the collections of Barbara Klein, Berkeley, Calif.; Ann Lumsdaine & James Ross, Oakland, Calif.; Terry & Jane Nardin, Minneapolis, Minn.; Donald and Joan   Gale, Oakland, Calif.
  • 1993  Letter of Commendation, Different Fur Recording Studios, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1993  Second Place Best of Show, l078 Gallery, Chico, California
  • 1993  Honorable Mention, Dishman Gallery, Beaumont, Texas
  • 1993  Artwork included into the collections of Asta Engineering Co., Inc., Malvern, Pa.; Mr. & Mrs. David Zumsteg, San Francisco, Calif.; Ann Lumsdaine & James Ross, Oakland, Calif.
  • 1992  Artwork included into the collection of Daniel H. Eakins, Palo Alto, California; Mr. & Mrs. Philip Gardner, San Ramon, California; Naomi Nakashima, San Francisco, California; Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Jones, Berkeley, California; Ronald Skarbos, Seattle, Washington 
  • 1991  Artwork included into the collection of Christine Steensma, Berkeley, California
  • 1991  Retirement presentation woodcarving commissioned by New Life College of Chiropractic, Hayward, California
  • 1991  Business logo carving commissioned by Luthier's Mercantile, Healdsburg, California
  • 1990-1  Artwork included into the collection of Don Kessler D.C., Hayward, California; Robert Sternhell, Malvern, Pennsylvania; June Zalatoris, San Ramon, California; Nancy Baer and Leon Cho, Richmond, California; David and Sara Andrew, Miami, Florida; Anthony and Johanna Hunt, San Francisco, California; Diane Wilson, El Cerrito, California
  • 1990  When John Denver was asked to play at the White House he played on a Somogyi guitar
  • 1985  Awards of repair warrantee certification by Ovation, Alvarez-Yairi, Dobro, Orozco and Gibson guitar companies
  • 1985 - 05  Pat Donohue, national fingerpicking champion, plays a Somogyi guitar on Prairie Home Companion
  • 1985  Third place, "Best Luthier" category, Frets magazine
  • 1985  Letter of recognition by Music Annex Recording Studio, Menlo Park, California
  • 1983  Somogyi guitar selected and given as first prize for the National Fingerpicking  Championships, Winfield, Kansas
  • 1982  Winner, "Best Luthier" category, Frets Magazine
  • 1981  Windham Hill artists Alex de Grassi and Daniel Hecht play solo performances at Carnegie Hall, playing Somogyi guitars
  • 1980-85  Windham Hill recording artists using Somogyi Guitars selected as music of choice for intermissions, National Public Radio programming
  • 1980  KTVU Channel 2, Oakland, California, makes award-winning short film for Segment 2, about Ervin Somogyi's work 
Commissioned Work

COMMISSIONED LUTHERIE WORK

Many of my instruments have been commissioned directly by individuals. Since 1975 I've made instruments for Will Ackerman, Maurizio Angeletti, Henry Austin, George Austin, Keola Beamer, Christopher Blake, Daniel Boggan, James Boraas, Paul Bowman, Tom Bowman, Daniel Bresnan, Lawrence Brooke, the California Guitar Trio, George Casey, Ralph Compton, George Connor, Gregory Coon, Al Copping, Nick Copping, John Creger, James Edward Criss, Donna Bediah Dawn, Natividad de Anda, Toby de Ganahl, Alex de Grassi, Robert de Witt, John Denver, Pat Donohue, Jonathan Dudey, Kenton Drake, Jeffrey Edmunds, A. E. Ehrenworth, Jonathan Elion, Steve Erquiaga, Norman Eshoo, Richard Faltynski, Dennis Galloway, John Gates, Ed Gerhard, Richard Glick, Robert Gore, Greg Gumbel, Kristin Hackler, Steve Hancoff, John Hansen, James Hare, Howard Harrelson, Gerald Hauptman, Gary Hayes, Daniel Hecht, Michael Hedges, George Hegwood, Paul Heumiller, Clyde Hill, Ronald Horvitz, F. Scott Houston, George Issaris, Victoria Jacobson, Frank Jakubowski, Murray James, Leon Jones, Michael Joyce, Tama Judd, Howard Kadis, David Kang, Myra Kelly, Joseph Kiefer, Masaaki Kishibe, Josie Klapper, Shun Komatsubara, Richard Layton, James Le Tellier, Ellie Lewis, Tracy Love, Ralph MacMichael, Martin Mak, Mike Marshall, Michael Masterson, Michael Matich, James Matthews, Isato Nakagawa, Mark Nomura, Glen Oberhansli, Mark O'Connor, Larry Pattis, Lawrence Pederson, Teresa Piccolo, Richard Poole, Paul Prince, Willis Alan Ramsey, Polly Roberts, Anthony Russo, Maggie Sansome, Carl Schwindeman, Richard Seifert, Bola Sete, George Sheldon, Michael Simon, Martin Simpson, Rodney Stone, Walter Taylor, Mark Tomacci, Dwayne Tunnell, David Vanecek, Don Willis, George Winston, and Michael Yard.

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BIBIOLOGRAPHY

 

(For full length essays and feature highlights, see ARTICLES.)

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    • Michael John Simmons, Boutique Acoustics, Backbeat Books, Outline Press Inc., London, England
      Stephen Bennet, "Kraut Modified Dreadnought", [British] Acoustic Magazine, January 2016
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    • Ervin Somogyi, "A Principle of Guitar Bracing", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 62, Autumn 2014
    • Kathryn Marie Dudley, Guitar Makers: the Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America, University of Chicago Press, 2014
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Guitars as 'Emergent Systems' ", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Volume 60, Spring 2014
    • Doug Young, "Practical Matters", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, April 2014
    • Takeshi Hayakawa, "The Sakashta-Somogyi Project", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 60, Spring 2014
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Guitar as an Emergent System", (Japanese) Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 59, Winter 2014
    • Alex De Grassi, "Flying with a Guitar", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, January 2014
    • Mark Segal Kemp, "What's Your Acoustic Guitar Dream?", Acoustic Guitar magazine, August 2014 
    • Bob Frost, "Somogyi's Legacy", East Bay Express, August 7, 2013
    • Jack C. Clark, "Fledgling Luthier Meets Marquetry", Guitarmaker magazine issue No. 84, Summer 2013
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Re-cycled Brazilian rosewood", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 56, Spring 2013
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Wenge, the New Brazilian?", PremierGuitar magazine, February 2013
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Full Moon Wood", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 55, Winter 2013
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Stiffness and Differential Footprints of Vibrating Modes", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 53, Summer 2012
    • Teja Gerken, "The 2011 Woodstock Invitational", Acoustic Guitar magazine, Feb. 2012
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Guitar Bracing and Stiffness", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 51, Winter 2012
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On the Matter of Advertising Slogans", Guitarmaker magazine No. 80, Summer 2012
    • Teja Gerken, "Goin' to Woodstock", Acoustic Guitar magazine, February 2012
    • Teja Gerken, "Custom Guitar Gallery", Acoustic Guitar magazine, Aug. 2012
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Voicing and Top Flexibility", Japanese Acoustic guitar magazine Nol. 52, Spring 2012
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Tonal Frequency Analysis", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 53, Summer 2012
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Dynamic Importance of the Guitar Soundhole", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 54, Autumn 2012
    • Takeshi Hayakawa, "The Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2011", Acoustic Guitar Book No. 34, Winter 2011
    • Guitarmaker magazine No. 77, Fall 2011, various photo citations.
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Guitar Bridge in Relation to Internal Structure", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 48, Spring 2011
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Principles of Design in the Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 49, Summer 2011
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Andamento Guitar", Guitarmaker magazine No. 76, Summer 2011
    • Adam Perlmutter, "Eye Candy: How Master Craftsmen Turn Guitars Into Visual Art", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, August 2011
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Maturation and Playing-in of Guitar Tonewoods", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 47, Winter 2011
    • Manuel Roig-Franzia, "Tony Russo . . . ", Washington Post (Style Section) June 15
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Michail Chemiakin", Mimi Ferzt Gallery (New York, New York) website
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Principles of Design in the Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 49, Summer 2011
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Andamento Guitar", Guitarmaker magazine No. 76, Summer 2011
    • Adam Perlmutter, "Eye Candy: How Master Craftsmen Turn Guitars Into Visual Art", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, August 2011
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Maturation and Playing-in of Guitar Tonewoods", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 47, Winter 2011
    • Manuel Roig-Franzia, "Tony Russo . . . ", Washington Post (Style Section) June 15
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Michail Chemiakin", Mimi Ferzt Gallery website
      Teja Gerken, “Matthew Montfort’s 1974 Gibson SJ Deluxe”, Acoustic Guitar magazine, issue #212, August 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Maturation and Settling-in of Tonewoods", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Issue 40, Autumn 2010 
    • Brian Hollander, "Wires and Wood; Woodstock Luthier's Showcase Returns For A Third Go Around", Woodstock Times, Vol. 37, No. 42, October 21, 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On Quality and Workmanship", Premier Guitar magazine, November 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "What Makes An Acoustic Tick?", Premier Guitar magazine, August 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Apprentices and Apprenticeships", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, No. 45, Summer 2010 
    • Roger Alan Skipper, "Somogyi's Books Reviewed", American Lutherie No. 102, Summer 2010 
    • Michael Sanden, "More on Somogyi's Responsive Guitar", American Lutherie No, 102, Summer 2010 
    • "Michael Watts at Montreal Guitar Show", (British) Acoustic Magazine, July 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Apprenticeships", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 44, Summer 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Taku Sakashta Memorial", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 44, Summer 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On the Qualities of Guitar Tone", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 43, Winter 2010 
    • Miyoshi Hideaki, "M-Factory" (Shun Komatsubara's guitars), Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 43, Winter 2010 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Vibrational modes and String Behaviors", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 42, Autumn 2009 
    • Chris Burgess and Joe Coffey; 'The Montreal Guitar Show', Premier Guitar Magazine, September 2009 
    • Barry Cleveland, 'The 2009 Montreal Guitar Show', Guitar Player Magazine, November 2009 
    • Jack C. Clark, "The Fledgling Luthier Showcase", Guitarmaker Magazine No. 69, Fall 2009 
    • Brian Burns, Book Review: "The Somogyi Books", Guitarmaker Magazine No. 69, Fall 2009 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "About Tonal Projection in the Guitar, Part III", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 41, Summer 2009 
    • Heritage Auction Galleries Music & Entertainment Catalogue, John Denver section, June 2009 
    • Galli Films, "The Responsive Guitar", DVD 
    • Ervin Somogyi, The Responsive Guitar, Luthiers Press, Oakland, Calif. 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Making the Responsive Guitar, Luthiers Press, Oakland, Calif. 
    • Ian Noyce, "Testing Musical Acoustics of Guitars", Guitarmaker magazine No. 67, Spring 2009 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "About Tonal Projection in the Guitar, Part II", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 40, Spring 2009 
    • Takeshi Hayakawa, "Ervin Somogyi Career Retrospective", (Japanese) Guitar Book Magazine, Fall 2009 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "About Tonal Projection in the Guitar, Part I", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 39, Winter 2009
    • Ervin Somogyi, The Responsive Guitar, 2009 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Weight-Stiffness Data Gathering, Part 3", Guitarmaker magazine No. 66, Winter 2008 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On Sustain in the Acoustic Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 38, Autumn issue 
    • Gary Lee Joyner, "Great Guitar Towns", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, December 2008 
    • Joe Herrick, "Guitar Voicing Class With Ervin Somogyi", American Lutherie No. 95, Fall 2008 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Weight-Stiffness Data Gathering in Lutherie, Part 2", Guitarmaker magazine No. 65, Fall 2008 
    • Robert Shaw, Hand Made, Hand Played; the art & craft of contemporary guitars, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., ISBN #978-1-57990-787-7 
    • Bill Milkowski, "The Montreal Guitar Show", Jazz Times, September 2008 
    • Tanya Rose, "Man, You Can Really Shred On That . . .Violin?, West County Times, August 2, 2008
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Weight/Stiffness Data Gathering in Lutherie", Guitarmaker Magazine No. 64, Summer 2008 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Montreal Guitar Show", American Lutherie No. 94, Summer 2008 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "One American Guitar Maker's Story", The San Diego Troubadour, June 2008, Vol. 7 No. 9 
    • Ervin Somogyi; "The Flamenco Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 36, Spring 2008 Issue 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Great Mistakes I've Made", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No, 35, 2008 Winter Issue
    • Nancy Davis Kho, "Making Music by Hand" and "Voicing Instruments Can Improve Sound", San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 26, 2008 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Some Thoughts on the Future of Lutherie", Guitarmaker Magazine No. 62, Winter 2007 
    • Judy Threet, "The End of Our Golden Era?", Guitarmaker magazine No. 61, Fall 2007. 
    • Takeshi Hayakawa, "The Luthiers of the Newport Guitar Show", (Japanese) Acoustic Guitar Book No. 25, Fall 2007 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "New Trends in Guitar Making and Design", (Japanese) Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 33, Summer 2007 
    • Frederique Doyon, "Un Luthier et son Maitre", Le Devoir, July 7 & 8, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Glues and Adhesives", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No., 32, Spring 2007 
    • Ellen Keohane, "The Craftsman Is In", Oakland Magazine, May 2007 
    • Art Dudley; "Tony Rice and His Holy Grail Martin", Fretboard Journal No. 5, Spring 2007 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Wood Storage and Treatment", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine issue No. 31, Spring 2007 
    • Takeshi Hayakawa; "The Newport, Rhode Island, Guitar Festival", Acoustic Guitar Book 24, Winter 2006/Spring 2007 
    •  Ervin Somogyi; "Lutherie Under Glass", American Lutherie No. 88, Winter 2006 
    •  Ervin Somogyi, "The Elegance and Functions of the Peghead", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine issue No. 30, Autumn '06 
    • Simone Solondz, "Golden Age Goodies", Acoustic Guitar magazine, December 2006 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Book Review", American Lutherie magazine No. 87, Fall 2006 
    • Tim Olsen, "G.A.L. 18th National Convention Exhibition", American Lutherie No. 87, Fall 2006 
    • Marilyn Bellemore, "The Art of the Guitar", Newport This Week, Newport, Rhode Island, Aug 2-9 2006 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Whence the Steel String Guitar, Part 2", Guitarmaker magazine No. 55, Summer 2006 
    • Robert A. Edelstein, "A Review of Indoor Air Quality Health Issues", American Lutherie quarterly, No. 86, Summer 2006 
    • "Ervin Somogyi Guitars", Acoustic Guitar Book 22, Spring 2006
    • Rick Davis, "Symposium Report", Guitarmaker magazine No. 52, Summer 2005 
    • George Lauer, "Where Guitars are Stars", Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Aug. 14 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Whence the Steel String Guitar?, Part 2", Guitarmaker magazine No. 55, Summer 2006 
    • Robert A. Edelstein, "A Review of Indoor Air Quality Health Issues", American Lutherie quarterly, No. 86, Summer 2006 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Argument For Domed Faces", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 28, Spring 2006
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Whence the Steel String Guitar?, Part 1", Guitarmaker magazine No. 54, Spring 2006
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Somogyi Voicing Class", Guitarmaker magazine, No. 54, Spring 2006
    • Michael John Simmons, "Beauregard/Matsuda tribute to Ervin Somogyi", Acoustic Guitar magazine, April 2006 
    • Bearuregard-Matsuda Guitar for Somogyi", Acoustic Guitar Book 22, Spring 2006 
    • Bill Piburn, "Fine Guitar Consultants", Fingerstyle Guitar magazine No. 60, Feb. 2006 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Book Review: Guitar: An American Life; Guitarmaker Magazine No. 54, Winter 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Domed Soundboards", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 26, Autumn 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Martin, Gibson, and the Larson Brothers", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Issue 25, Summer 2005 
    • "Axis Building Event Report: Somogyi Art Works", Axis magazine (Japan), August 2005 
    • Mac Yasuda, "Ervin Somogyi: New Shop", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Book No. 21, Summer 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Dynamic Importance of the Soundhole", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Issue 24, Spring 2005 
    • "Ervin Somogyi's Artistic Guitars", Memo 7 magazine (Japan), July 2005 Ervin Somogyi, "The Famiglio Project Guitars", Guitarmaker magazine, Issue 51, Spring 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "It Worked For Me", American Lutherie magazine No. 81, Spring 2005 
    • Tim Brookes, Guitar, An American Life, Grove Press, New York, 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Function of the Truss Rod in the Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 23, Winter 2005 
    • Brian Burns, "The Northern California Association of Luthiers", Guitarmaker magazine No. 50, Winter 2005 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Carving The Lute Rose", American Lutherie No. 80, Winter 2004 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Guitar Bracing and Top Stiffness", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, No. 20, Spring 2004 
    • 400 Wood Boxes; The Fine Art Of Containment & Concealment; edited by Tony Lydgate, Lark Books; New York, 2004 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Functions of the Guitar Back", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 19, Winter 2004 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Apprenticeships, Part 3", Guitarmaker Magazine No. 47, Winter 2003 
    • Hunter, Dave, Acoustic Guitars: the Illustrated Encyclopedia; Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, California; 2003 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Bases of Guitar Design", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine Vol. 18, Autumn 2003 issue. 
    • Jane McCarthy, "Peter Dragge", The Thatcher News, The Thatcher School, Ojai, California, Fall 2002/Winter 2003 
    • Michael Bashkin, "Prepare to Meet the Maker: Michihiro Matsuda", American Lutherie No. 72, Winter 2002
    • Ken Oya, "Somogyi Guitar Making Master Class", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 15, Winter 2003 Issue; also various photo citations 
    • Acoustic Guitar magazine, Q & A, "Nylon Guitar Strings", October 2001 
    • John Calkin, "Prepare To Meet The Maker: Ralph Novak", American Lutherie No. 70, Summer 2002
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Lutherie Trivia", American Lutherie No. 68, Winter 2001 
    • Isato Nakagawa, "The Somogyi Guitar", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 12, Spring 2002 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "French Polishing", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 12, Spring 2002 
    • Larry Mills, "Controlling Soundboard Development", American Lutherie No. 69, Spring 2002 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Cutaways", Japanese Acoustic Guitar Magazine No. 11, Winter Issue, 2002
    • Michael Simmons,"Michihiro Matsuda", Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 111, March 2002 
    • Teja Gerken, "Museum Pieces", Acoustic Guitar No. 111; March 2002 
    • Cyndy Burton; "Questions", American Lutherie No. 68; Winter 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "the Physics of the Guitar Neck", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 10, Autumn 2001 
    • Takeshi Hayakawa, "Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2001", Acoustic Guitar Book 14, Spring 2002 
    • Shun Komatsubara, "Somogyi Modified Dreadnought", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine No. 10, Autumn 2001 
    • Glenn Fuentes, "Keeping the Music Going", Oakland Tribune, Dec. 30, 2001 
    • Steve Hancoff, Duke Ellington for Fingerstyle Guitar, Warner Bros. Publications, 2001 
    • Guitarmaker magazine, Summer 2001, No. 43, "Response to Ervin Somogyi" 
    • American Lutherie No. 67, Fall 2001; various photo citations 
    • Guitarmaker magazine, Summer 2001, No. 43, "Ask Dr. Dovetail" 
    • Shun Komatsubara, "Interview", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Vol. 9, Summer 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Guitar Quality and Tone in Handmade Guitars", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, Vol. 9, Summer 2001 
    • Jonathon Peterson, "Interview with Taku Sakashta', American Lutherie magazine, Vol. 66, Summer 2001 
    • Interview with Shun Komatsubara, Acoustic Guitar Book 13 (Japan), Summer 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The State Of The Guitar, Part 4", Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, August 2001
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The State of the Contemporary Guitar, Part 3", Fingerstyle Guitar No. 42, April- May 2001
    • Jon Peterson, "Taku Sakashta", American Lutherie, No. 66, Summer 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Handmade Vs. Factory Made", Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Japan) No. 8, Spring 2001 
    • Shun Komatsubara, Dear + 2, Clip Records Publications, Tokyo, Japan, 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The State of the Contemporary Guitar, Part 2", Fingerstyle Guitar No.41, March 2001 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On The Problem of Intonations", Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Japan) No. 7, Winter 2001 
    • Norman Beberman, "The Art Of The Rosette", Guitar Digest, October-November 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Hanging Out Your Shingle", Guitarmaker No. 42, Fall 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Apprenticeships, Part II", Guitarmaker No. 42, Fall 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The State of the Contemporary Guitar", Fingerstyle Guitar No. 40, December 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "12-fret vs. 14-fret guitar design", Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Japan), Issue 6, Atumn 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Functions of the 'X' Brace", Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Japan) , Vol. 3, Winter 2000 
    • Taku Sakashta, "Interview With Ervin Somogyi", Acoustic Guitar Magazine, (Japan) Vol. 3, Winter 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Acoustics and Dynamics of the Guitar"; and: Staff, "Pat Donohue", Acoustic Guitar Magazine (Japan), Autumn 1999, vol. 2
    • Staff, "The California Guitar Trio", Guitar Player magazine, January 2000 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "On the Selection and Treatment of Brace Woods", American Lutherie No. 60, Winter, l999 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Basic Guitar Design", Japanese Acoustic Guitar magazine, August, l999 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Some Thoughts on Apprenticeships", Guitarmaker No. 38, Summer l999 
    • Hands Grand Prix Book, Vol. l6, Tokyo, Japan. 
    • Acoustic Guitar Book 8, "Mitsuhiro Uchida", Tokyo, Japan, l999 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Why Lutherie?", American Lutherie No. 58, Summer l999 
    • Playback Magazine, "Musical Entertainers Set to Bring on the Night", Dec. 1998, p. 11 
    • John Collinge, "The Zen of Acoustic Guitar", Progression, No. 28, Summer/Fall l998 
    • Guild of American Luthiers, Lutherie Woods, l998 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Response to Michael Dresdner", Guitarmaker, Summer l998 
    • Stringletter Press, San Rafael Music Festival Exhibitor Catalogue, August, l998 
    • Minoru Tanaka, "Ervin Somogyi", Player Magazine, Tokyo, February l998 
    • East Bay Monthly, "Shop Talk", Dec. l997 
    • Stringletter Press, Healdsburg Guitar Makers' Catalogue, August, l997 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "A Creative Repair", Guitarmaker, No. 33, Fall l996 
    • James Jensen, "The New Oracle", Acoustic Guitar, March l997 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Guitar Neck: Its Design and Physics", American Lutherie #48, Winter l996 
    • Bronwen Morgan, "A Gathering of Guitar Makers", Acoustic Guitar, Dec. l996 
    • Ed Gerhard, "Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques", EQ magazine, February, l996 
    • Acoustic Guitar, Healdsburg Guitar Festival Pictorial, April l996 
    • Jonathon Peterson, "California Meetin'", American Lutherie, Fall l996, Vol. 47 
    • Stringletter Press, Healdsburg Guitar Makers' Festival Catalogue, Aug. l996 
    • The Economist, "Holistic Music", October l9, l996 
    • Tony Lydgate, The Art of Making Elegant Jewelry Boxes, Sterling Publishing Co., N.Y., l996 
    • Nicholas Von Robison, "Romanillos Workshop", Woodworker West, Sept.-Oct. l995 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "N.C.A.L. Awards", and misc. citations, American Lutherie, Fall l995, Vol. 43 
    • Acoustic Guitar, "What They Play", October l995 
    • Acoustic Guitar, "Somogyi Seven String", May-June l995 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Ethics in Lutherie", American Lutherie, Spring l995, Vol. 41 
    • William Sampson, "Talking Shop", Woodshop Business, Oct. Nov. l995 
    • Tony Lydgate, Award Winning Wood Boxes, Sterling Publishing Co., N.Y., l995 
    • "Boxes You'd Like to Strum," Fine Woodworking, back cover, Vol. lll, April l995 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "Book Review", Guitarmaker, Spring l995 
    • Terry Novak D.C., "Health and Body Care for Woodworkers", American Lutherie #44, Winter l995 
    • Acoustic Guitar, "Endorsements", December l994 
    • Woodworker's Network, listings, December l994 
    • Fine Woodworking, review: "Making Master Guitars", Dec. l994, Vol. l09 
    • Woodwork, "Gallery of Woodwork", December l994
    • Woodworker's Network, Nov. l994, Vol. l5, citations 
    • David L. Miller, "Sound for Art's Sake", Nikon World, Spring l994, Vol. 5, Issue 2 
    • Woodworker's Network, October l994, Issue l4, citations 
    • The Wenatchee World, "Gallery '76 Shows Woodworker's Art", Sept. l5, l994 
    • Kraus-Sikes, The Guild l994 
    • l994 East Bay Open Studios map, June l994 
    • John Jordan, citation in Guitarmaker, Vol. 24, May l994 
    • San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Section, Mar. 6, l994, p. l8 
    • Jolene Thym, "The Guitar Man", The Argus, Mar. 5, l994 
    • Jolene Thym, The Daily Review, "The Guitar Man", Mar. 5, l994 
    • North Valley Art League Program Roster of Artists, "l0th Annual Juried Art Show", Feb. 2-27, l994 
    • Staff, Acoustic Guitar Trade Guide l994, "The Inner Circle", Jan. l994 
    • Jolene Thym, The Oakland Tribune, Mar. 5, l994, "The Guitar Man" 
    • The Music and Sound Retailer, "The Inner Circle", Jan. l5, l994 
    • L.A.Weekly magazine, "Korean Cultural Center", Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, l994 
    • Los Angeles Times Calendar, Jan. 28, l994 
    • Los Angeles Times Calendar, Jan. 23, l994 
    • Los Angeles Times/City Times, "Organized Nature", Jan. 30, l994 
    • Barbara Hass, "Keeping the Arts and Crafts Alive", San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 26, l994
    • Staff, The Korean Cultural Daily, Jan. 27, l994 
    • Ron Goldman, Woodworker West, March-April l994, "The Crafts Emergency Relief Fund" 
    • "Visions of Light" poster, Richmond Art Center Holiday Arts Festival and Annual Art Auction 
    • Staff, American Craft, Aug./Sept. l993, Gallery Review section 
    • Krauss-Sikes, Inc., The Guild l993 
    • Colin Kaminski,"Prepare To Meet The Maker", American Lutherie, Vol. 36, Winter l993 
    • Ervin Somogyi, "The Crafts Emergency Relief Fund", American Lutherie, Vol. 34, Summer l993 
    • San Francisco Chronicle Entertainment Section, Gallery Shows, Dec. 26, l993, p.ll 
    • San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, museum shows, Sept. 26, l993, p. l0 
    • Strawberry Festival Program, Camp Mather, California, Fall l993 
    • Sean Holstege, East Bay Phoenix Journal, "Fire survivors Fight Public Adjuster Fraud", Dec. 20, l993
    • Ervin Somogyi, Guitarmaker, No. 21, Winter l993, "C.E.R.F." 
    • Colin Kaminski, "It Worked For Me", American Lutherie, Vol. 34, Summer l993 
    • People magazine, Nov. 29, l993, p. ll8, photo reference 
    • Carolyn Younger, The Montclarion, "The Art and Soul of Wood", Oct. 22, l993 
    • Carolyn Younger, The Montclarion, Oct 22, l993, "Rebuilding Lives" 
    • Bill Schmidt, The Apprentice Owner's Manual, l993 
    • Michele French, "Juried Show Featured at l078 Gallery", Chico Enterprise-Record, Jan. 24, l993 
    • North Valley Art League, Juried Art Show Program, Redding, Calif., Feb. 23-28, l993 
    • Graham Blackburn, "Ervin Somogyi: a Luthier's Rosettes Become Artwork in Their Own Right, Woodwork magazine, July-August l993
    • Peder Liljequist, "Eclectic Mastery: Countdown 2000", Chico News and Review, Jan. 28, l993 
    • Northern California Jewish Bulletin, "Hebrew Free Loan Association News", Apr. 2, l993 
    • Jon Peterson and staff, American Lutherie, Winter l992, various citations 
    • Jay Hostetler, Stewart Macdonald Catalogue, "G.A.L. Convention l992", Spring l992 
    • Harriet Swift, David Gere and Diana Ketcham, Oakland Tribune Sunday Magazine, "Victims Moving on With Their Art and Lives", April l9, l992 
    • George Winston solo piano concert Summer l992 series program, name citation 
    • Dan Erlewine, Stewart Macdonald Catalogue, "Help Needed", Winter l992 
    • Phil Hood, Guitar Player, "Fire On The Mountain", February l992 
    • Scott Landis, Fine Woodworking, "Luthier Fire Victim Needs Help", February l992 
    • Phil Hood, Acoustic Guitar, Letter to the Editor, Jan.-Feb. l992 
    • The Luthier's Mercantile catalogue l992, photographic citations 
    • David Becker, TriValley Herald, "Starting Over", Jan. l5, l992 
    • Guitarmaker, "Tragic Oakland Fire for Guitarmaker Ervin Somogyi", January l992 
    • Carolyn Younger, The Montclarion, "Guitarmaker Loses Life Work in Fire", Nov. 22, l99l 
    • Dale Miller, Acoustic Guitar, "Equipment Picks", Sept.-Oct. l99l 
    • American Lutherie, "Using Your Work Space" and various citations, Fall, l99l 
    • Fort Mason Center Calendar, l99l, photographic citation 
    • Tim Olsen and Cindy Burton, eds., Lutherie Tools, G.A.L. publishers, l990 
    • American Lutherie, Fall l990, various citations 
    • Ervin Somogyi, The String Instrument Craftsman, "The Toxics in Your Workshop", Mar.-Apr. l989 
    • Journal of Experimental Musical Instruments, "Recent Articles in Other Periodicals", June l989 
    • Ervin Somogyi, American Lutherie, "Flattening Rosewood Potato Chips", Summer l988 
    • Matthew Lee, Oakland Tribune, "Courtship of Strings and Wood", August l7, l988 
    • Dan Forte, New Age Musicians, "Alex de Grassi", March/April l988 
    • Jim Hatlo, The String Instrument Craftsman, "Sales to Stars", Jan.-Feb. l988 
    • Ervin Somogyi and others. American Lutherie, "The Steel String Guitar Today", Fall l987 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Bluegrass Unlimited, "Getting More Sound Out Of Your Guitar", April l987 
    • Sunset magazine, "Western Mountains and Bluegrass Music", photo citation, June l987 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets magazine, "Designing an 8-String Guitar", May l987 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Cutaway Conversions", May l987 
    • Larry Etscovitz, Arts and Entertainment Weekly, "Inspirational Guitar", April l987 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "On Ideology in Lutherie", January l987 
    • Scott Landis, The Workbench Book, Taunton Press, Newtown, CT., l987 
    • Ervin Somogyi, American Lutherie, "Two Little Triumphs", Winter l986 
    • The Luthier's Mercantile catalogue, l985, photo citations 
    • Frets, October l986, photo citations 
    • Ervin Somogyi, American Lutherie, "Continental Plank Fest", Spring l986 
    • Ervin Somogyi, American Lutherie, "Two Spruces", Spring l986 
    • Frets, "l985 Reader's Poll Awards", December l985 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Teaching Yourself", September l985 
    • Jim D'Andrea, San Francisco Examiner, "Guitar Maker's Slow Ballad", May 22, l985 
    • Ervin Somogyi, American Lutherie, "The Right Stone", March l985 
    • Charles Harris, Popular Woodworker, "Ervin Somogyi, Luthier", Oct.-Nov. l984 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Neck Resetting", September l984 
    • Frets magazine, "Frets Fourth Reader's Poll", January l984 
    • Frets, "Frets Looks at . . . Somogyi Dreadnought Guitar", January l984 
    • Steward Brand and Joe Kane, San Francisco Chronicle, "Making Your Own Musical Instruments", July 27, l983 
    • Stewart Brand and Joe Kane; San Francisco Chronicle, "Northern California's Master Instrument Makers", July 20, l983 
    • Frets, August l983, cover photo of guitar 
    • Frets, "Frets Reader's Poll Awards, December l982 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Dust Hazards", August l982 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Dust Hazards", July l982 
    • Maurizio Angeletti, American Guitar, Gammalibri, Milano, l982 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Regluing Guitar Backs", May l982 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Frets, "Removing Guitar Backs, April l982 
    • Frets, "Frets Looks At . . . Somogyi Dreadnought", February l982 
    • Roger Siminoff, Frets, "Five Luthiers on Bridges", June l981 
    • Jon Sievert, Guitar Player, "Mark O'Connor: Young Flatpicking Champion", April l981 
    • Frets, "Frets Reader's Poll Awards", December l980 
    • John Brosh, Frets, "Jazz/Folk Fusion, Fingerstyle: Alex de Grassi", July, l980 
    • Frets, "Frets Looks At . . . The Somogyi Dreadnought Cutaway", February l980 
    • Jim Schwartz, Guitar Player, "The Harmonious Craft: The Smithsonian's Musical Instrument Exhibit", November l979 
    • Paul Hertelendy, Oakland Tribune, "Luthier Makes Strings Sing", Aug. 5, l979 
    • John Eckhouse, The Berkeley Independent and Gazette, "The Luthier's Trade", July 26, l979 
    • Nick Engler, Pickin', "The Harmonious Craft: Pickin' Visits the Renwick", June, l979 
    • "The Harmonious Craft: American Musical Instruments", catalogue from the exhibit at the Smithsonian, Sept. l978 - Aug. l979 
    • Dea Rackley, Louise Carrasco and Phillip Schaeffer, California Contemporary Craftsmen, Vol. 2, pub. by  California Contemporary Craftsmen, Carmel, Calif., l979 
    • Ervin Somogyi, Guitar Player, "Lute Construction", March l976 
    • Richard Ramella, Berkeley Daily Gazette, "It's Music To His Ears", March l2, l974 
    • Staff, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday pink section, p. ll, July 4, l972 
    • Humberto Morey Alejo, El Eco de Iquitos, "Apuntes Sobre Una Exposicion de Artesania", April l0, l968
    • "Laurels", San Diego Evening Tribune, Feb. 13, 1961

 

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

From l980 on, my guitars have been played and cited on many records, CDs and tapes. Among these are:

 

  • Shun Komatsubara, "Dear", Abend Compact Disc; "Naturally", "Scene", "Crayons", Clip Records 
    Masaaki Kishibe, "Secret" 
  • Maurizio Angeletti, "Go Fly a Kite", Moondance Records 
  • Pat Donohue, "Manhattan to Memphis", Red House Records; "Life Stories", "Back Roads", BlueSky Records 
  • Steve Erquiaga, "Erkiology", Winham Hill records; "Cafe Paradiso", Imaginary Road Records 
  • Edward Gerhard, "Night Birds", Reckless Records; "Luna" and "Christmas", VirtueRecords 
  • Mark O"Connor, "Live with Stephane Grapelli and David Grisman", "False Dawn" and "Stone From Which the Arch Was Made", Warner Brothers Records 
  • Brother Andrew, "Flying Guitars", AMB productions 
  • Alex de Grassi, "Southern Exposure", "Slow Circle"; Windham Hill Records 
  • Will Ackerman, "Past Light", Windham Hill Records 
  • Greg Gumbel, "California Republic", Meticulous Records, Inc. 
  • Steve Hancoff, "Steel String Guitar", "New Orleans Guitar Solos", "Duke Ellington for Solo Guitar", Out of Time . . . Music Co.  Daniel Hecht, "Willow", Windham Hill Records 
  • Maggie Sansone, "Dulcimer and Guitar" 
  • Alan Tower, "The Understory - Messages of Intimacy From the Thinking Earth", Geomantic Music 
  • Michael Hedges, "Breakfast In The Field", Windham Hill Records 
  • 8th Avenue String Band, "On Stage", 8th Ave. String Band Music 
  • The Natives, "East of the Equator", Meticulous Records, Inc. 
  • The California Guitar Trio, "Pathways", "Rocks the West", Discipline (GM); 
  • Isato Nakagawa, "Wind From the Sun", Naniwa Records; "It's Time For Tea", CBS/Sony Group 
  • Peta, "Majin No Mizuumi", "Powder Snow", Sailing Ice Music