Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Acoustic Soundboard

Fear Not the Magic

June 17, 2009
Learning to love the magic and mysteries of the guitar
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Guitar Tasting Tips

May 20, 2009
How guitar tasting is like food tasting -- and how to keep yourself honest with both
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Where Acoustic Tone Begins

April 21, 2009
Choosing wood for different guitars
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Sprucing Up the Place

March 17, 2009
The lowdown on one of the most used acoustic tonewoods: spruce.
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How Humidity Affects Your Guitar

February 16, 2009
A lesson on humidity from Bob Taylor
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Koa: The Other Wood

March 19, 2007
If there was another tonewood that does it all for me, and (dare I say) almost better than any other, it would have to be koa (Acacia koa).
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Bending Evolution

March 19, 2007
Ever wonder how they bend all those sides, making all those shapes for all those acoustic guitars?
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Killer Body

March 15, 2007
At some point early in an aspiring guitar builder’s years, he or she is faced with the challenge of what shape their guitar body should be.
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