Tag - Guitar Wood Selection

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Guitar Soundboard Analysis
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Guitar Back Selection
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Tonewood Grading

Guitar Soundboard Analysis

Alright, let’s move on the the analysis of a good soundboard top. What makes a good one and how do you know what the sound will be by just looking at a plain ‘ol piece of wood? Well, looks can tell us a lot about how the guitar will sound and what qualities it will possess.[…]

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Guitar Back Selection

Backs/Side toned sets offer the luthier even more option than do the top tonewood selections. The reason for this is not only are instruments are built from domestic hardwoods, even more often they are built from exotic hardwoods. Since it is hard for the beginning luthier to understand everything there is to know about wood species[…]

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Tonewood Grading

As you will find out there are a lot of terms connected with wood, especially tonewood, such as grading, tone, tap tone, color, grain pattern and run-out, just to name a few. Top tonewood and back tonewood are graded for different characteristics that are inherent in a certain species of wood. For instance: How To[…]

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