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Acoustic Soundboard

On Quality and Workmanship

October 20, 2010
There are things one should expect to see, hear, and find on an expensive new guitar
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Still Learning, One Surprise at a Time

September 21, 2010
Bob Taylor shares moments of learning and inspiration
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Tales of Wood Discovery

August 17, 2010
Finding gorgeous wood in unexpected places
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What Makes an Acoustic Tick?

July 20, 2010
A look at the common and less common types of bracings.
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Drying Spruce: Nature or Nuture?

June 16, 2010
How a young Bob Taylor figured out how to dry spruce with as little shrinkage as possible
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Guitars, Part 1

May 18, 2010
Commonly-seen causes of damage at the repair shop
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You Can Build It, Yes You Can

February 11, 2010
Been thinking about building a guitar? Just do it! Here are some tips for getting started.
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To Boldly Go...(Where No Guitar Has Gone Before)

January 14, 2010
Looking beyond the more common alternative materials to see what the future might hold.
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Today’s Acoustics: Tradition vs. Alternative Woods

December 17, 2009
Tradition, renaming alternative tonewoods and where all of that Brazilian keeps popping up from.
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A Slow Market Spurs Innovation

November 18, 2009
How the recession has given birth to new gear
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