of the

American Musical Instrument Society

In this issue

The Pérez de Lara Family, Mexican Organ and Piano Builders

Edward Charles Pepe


Thomas Loud, Immigrant Piano Builder in America, from Clementi, London

Thomas Strange


A Nineteenth-Century Maltese Bagpipe in the Metropolitan Museum Collection

Anna Borg Cardona


The Early Evolution of the Saxophone Mouthpiece

Timothy R. Rose


Amateurs, Autodidacts, and the First Decade of Classical Guitar-Making in Britain

Joss Winn


Carleen Maley Hutchins: Reconsidering the Legacy of a Luthier and Acoustician

Allison A. Alcorn

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