RIP Jim Williams

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RIP Jim Williams

Post by Graham McDonald » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:33 am

I am sure many of you will know or at least know of Jim Williams whose book, A Guitar Makers Manual, has helped many a beginning guitar maker. Sad to report that Jim died last week near Murwillumbah on the north coast. Funeral early next week.
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Re: RIP Jim Williams

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:08 pm

Graham McDonald wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:33 am
I am sure many of you will know or at least know of Jim Williams whose book, A Guitar Makers Manual, has helped many a beginning guitar maker. Sad to report that Jim died last week near Murwillumbah on the north coast. Funeral early next week.
That's a sad loss. Jim's book was constantly sitting open on my bench at the guitar building course I did back in 2002 which got me started building guitars. My first build was an OM steel string but it was built Spanish method..pretty much as detailed in Jim's book.
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Re: RIP Jim Williams

Post by Trevor Gore » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:10 pm

A sad loss indeed. He influenced many. One of the pioneers...

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Post by J.F. Custom » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:10 pm

Oh, sad indeed.

Jim's book was one of the first two I owned over 20 years ago and I still have it. Some of my very first jigs built were based on Jim's suggestions and it certainly played it's part in getting me hooked in this craft.

Thanks for the post Graham.

R.I.P. Jim.

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Re: RIP Jim Williams

Post by Jim watts » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:46 pm

Seems like I've read many articles in the GAL by Jim. He contributed greatly to our craft and is a sad loss indeed.

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