Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Acoustic Soundboard

Tracking The Steel-String Guitar's Evolution, Pt. 2

April 19, 2011
We began looking at the origins of steel-string guitars in February. This month, we continue by comparing nylon and steel-string instruments.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Checking the Guitar Market's Pulse

March 15, 2011
Though known for his beautiful steel-string flattops, Michael Gurian began his career building classical guitars. This elegant 1973 Gurian sports Brazilian rosewood back and sides and reveals the luthier’s
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Acoustic Soundboard: Tales of Custom Inlays

February 15, 2011
Jeff Huss details memorable custom inlays, from cheesy to heartwarming
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Tracking The Steel-String Guitar's Evolution, Pt. 1

January 17, 2011
In this three-part series, we’ll explore the genesis of the steel-string and look at the evolution of this versatile and intriguing stringed instrument over the last century.
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OCD About An OMC

December 21, 2010
The email exchange below offers a glimpse into the boutique builder’s reality.
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A Thomas Jefferson Signature Model . . . Almost

November 16, 2010
An extraordinary wood find: a tree planted by Thomas Jefferson himself!
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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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