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April 2015

Acoustic Soundboard

With an alternating contributing blogger schedule featuring acoustic-industry leaders Mark Dalton, Larry Fishman, and Rick Turner, Premier Guitar’s monthly Acoustic Soundboard blog is your portal to all things acoustic guitar.

ARTICLES

Acoustic Soundboard: Dawn of the Specialists

March 8, 2015
Guitar collecting is alive and well, but the game has changed.
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Acoustic Soundboard: It’s All in Your Head

February 8, 2015
Achieving a great live sound with an amplified acoustic takes work and a solid understanding of what is and isn’t possible.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Grading Tonewoods—Tops

December 29, 2014
Beauty is only skin deep when it comes to choosing the right tonewoods for your dream guitar.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Ladder-Bracing Revival

December 3, 2014
Ladder-bracing has an interesting foothold in the history, and future, of guitar making.
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Pt. 2

November 17, 2014
Before you can achieve your ideal amplified-acoustic sound, you need to have a very clear definition of what that ideal really is.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Torrefied Woods—Don’t be Afraid

October 8, 2014
Is thermo-cured wood a lutherie fad or here to stay?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Vintage Instruments—An Endangered Species?

September 1, 2014
New restrictions on certain woods and animal products may have a larger impact on the instrument market.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Dos and Don’ts of DIY

June 30, 2014
Knowing how to do simple guitar-setup tasks is a good thing, but some work should be left to the professionals.
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

June 1, 2014
Larry Fishman talks about the virtual impossibility of using amplification to exactly replicate the sound of acoustic guitars.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Euro Fingerstyle

April 29, 2014
Six European fingerstyle masters you may not have heard of, but should definitely check out.
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