The Catgut Acoustical Society Library

File #:L9860

Name:Lyman Jr, Frederick C


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General Information:

A self-taught amateur maker, principally of guitars and basses, especially interested in locating fine

wood and using different types in his instruments. For some years he was an enthusiastic member of the

CAS, but recently finds the information too technical. He has given many of his instruments to players,

but neither the workmanship nor the acoustics turned them on, and he has become discouraged over the


File Contents:


Correspondence: with CMH (1970-1990). Includes correspondence between Lyman and Tom and

Elva Tepper and some wood samples from them.

Key Words:Wood.


Technical: The Acoustic or Carved Guitar - essay of 1970.

Key Words:Guitar | basses.

Last modified: 27 June 1998