Max Krimmel has devoted his entire life to two paths: making and making music. Although Max stopped building guitars in 1983, he continued making dulcimers and marimbas, and making turned alabaster pieces, some of which are on display at the Smithsonian.
On episode 71 of the podcast, I sit down with Max at his studio in Nederland, Colorado to hear his thoughts on being an independent guitar builder in the ’60s and ’70s. We talk about his very last guitar, Kasha Bracing, and the transition he made to make other instruments and crafts.
Luthier on Luthier is moderated by Michael Bashkin of Bashkin Guitars and brought to you by Fretboard Journal. This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company and Dream Guitars.
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