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Saddle Up, Amigo

September 5, 2012
We’ll now look at the specific elements in the amplification signal chain in more detail.
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A Flattop is Born

August 10, 2012
Building an acoustic guitar may seem like an extremely complicated process, but it can be broken down into a series of chronological steps.
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"Werewood" - Fact or Fantasy?

July 9, 2012
When you encounter an old acoustic guitar that sounds magical—like this 1941 Gibson ES-150—it’s tempting to speculate why. Is it due to vintage construction techniques? Decades of string vibration?
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Trial by Fire: Your First Pub Gig

June 8, 2012
Holding your excitement in check, you pack up your gear and head out for the club.
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Of Tree Elves and Hide Glue

May 11, 2012
There are some notions about how certain things affect guitar tone and volume that, I think, we just don’t know for sure.
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Listening Deeply to Acoustic Guitar Sound

April 6, 2012
Mostly, the guitar is supposed to be about sound. But that’s the hardest of all of these to pin down.
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Choosing Your Gear for a Pub Gig

March 9, 2012
Once upon a time, acoustic guitarists needed to haul a van’s worth of gear to a gig to amplify their instruments and vocals. Today’s sound-reinforcement gear is far more
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Dad’s Old Guitar

February 10, 2012
It had been his dad’s guitar since the age of 16, when his uncle bought it for him around 1940 at a pawnshop in Roanoke, Virginia.
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Guitar Making: The Ultimate Hobby In Retirement?

January 10, 2012
Lutherie provides the opportunity to meet and get to know a whole bunch of interesting people who are sometimes quirky, but never stupid.
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Context is Everything

December 20, 2011
By now you may be thinking, “What is this story doing in a column about acoustic amplification?” It has everything to do with understanding and choosing the right gear for the job.
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