William Cumpiano's articles archive
An anthology of articles & transcriptions, both published and unpublished
A short overview of current classical guitar scene—and how it has evolved—that appeared in Acoustic Guitar Magazine
An analysis of the hand-building scene in the United States (1995)
Why is curly maple curly? Why is rosewood purple and mahogany red? What are birdseyes? Bear claws?
American musical treasures in Japan--and their eventual fate (1994)
Book review: THINGS ABOUT THE GUITAR—by José Ramírez III
What preoccupies a great guitarmaker (1995)
How Good is this Guitar?
Evaluate a guitar as a luthier would (1995)
From lion and sheep-gut to Laser-selected trebles; and how your old, worn out strings are rather like the strings made hundreds of years ago. (Frets Magazine, 1979)