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Podcast 58: Luthier Steve Andersen (The Early Years)
These days, Seattle guitarmaker Steve Andersen is known primarily for his stunning archtop guitars. That wasn't always the case, however. In part one of our interview with Andersen, we ask him about the early days of Roberto-Venn (he was one of the school's first students) and the Sand Point, Idaho lutherie scene of the '70s (including the store Guitar's Friend and fellow builders such as Franklin Guitars and Bob Givens). We also hear why Andersen will no longer make the F-style mandolins he was once known for.
In more recent news, Steve Andersen has just unveiled a double-top archtop guitar. We'll be hearing more about that (and his more traditional archtop guitars) in a future podcast.
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