Podcast 330: Richard Hoover Returns

The Fretboard Journal… Book Club? Today, guitarmaking legend Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company joins us for a unique conversation about reading, reflection and empathy. He shares the two books he’s reading now and invites listeners to submit questions and comments on the pair.

We also learn about Richard’s reading habits in general, his upbringing in California, how SCGC weathered COVID, the impact the scientific method had on his builds, and much more. It’s a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the great acoustic guitarmakers of the modern era.

The books Richard is currently reading:
W.E.B Du Bois’ ‘The Soul of Black Folk’ (Amazon link)
‘The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi’ (Amazon link)


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Don’t forget, we now host an entire family of podcasts, about everything from lutherie to home recording: Luthier on Luthier; The Truth About Vintage Amps; The Truth About Recording & Mixing; Acoustic Voices; and Sweep the Floor.

This episode is sponsored by Mono Cases, Folkway Music and Retrofret Vintage Guitars.

Extra thanks to Calton Cases and Martin Guitars for sponsoring all that we do.