I heard about Kathryn Marie Dudley book, Guitar Makers - The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America, from Austrian luthier Michael Spalt. I contacted the editor and received a copy of the book soon after. Kathryn exposes a fascinating story of the North American guitar builders. It's full of cool and interesting stories about how their job has evolved over the years, how they share and transmit their knowledge of their craft and cover a lot of ground.
As I enjoyed a lot reading the book cover to cover I contacted Kathryn to organize an interview and she agreed right away. You can listen to the full audio interview by clicking above or by subscribing for free to the podcast on iTunes or other podcast catcher.
What I liked the most
The in-depth stories of the North American luthiers
The many subjects covered
The quality of the writing