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Acoustic Soundboard: The Guitar Mecca of Paracho

October 18, 2013
The guitar bug hit Teja Gerken when he went abroad for college.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Sonic Effect of Time and Vibration

October 2, 2013
Does an acoustic guitar’s tone really change over time? If so, what properties of wood alter with age and affect an instrument’s sound and responsiveness?
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Personal Design Study, Pt. 1

August 21, 2013
What goes on in the mind of a guitar electronics designer? Learn the value of simultaneously developing multiple prototypes and the role details play in a successful design.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, Part 4

August 6, 2013
When it comes to ordering a custom guitar, it's important to consider inlay options and other final particulars.
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A Very Golden Anniversary

June 29, 2013
We welcome Rick Turner to our Acoustic Soundboard column in his 50th year as a luther—what would you like to know about building acoustics?
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Inside Ovation's Acoustic Pickup Evolution

June 16, 2013
Under the hood of Ovation's innovative pickup system from 1973
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, Pt. 3

May 11, 2013
Some of the cosmetic aspects you’ll need to determine for your custom instrument.
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A Piezo Pioneer

March 11, 2013
Dig into the inner workings of the Takamine PT-007S, one of the earliest—and most successfully integrated—amplified acoustic guitars.
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, PT. 2

February 4, 2013
Prized for its beauty, koa possesses tonal characteristics similar to mahogany when used as a back and sides wood, and is one option to consider when planning your custom
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Wenge: The New Brazilian?

January 9, 2013
I prefer woods that are “live,” regardless of their grain, figure, or color.
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