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Acoustic Soundboard

Acoustic Soundboard: Humidity—Friend and Foe

January 16, 2018
Tips for maintaining a moisture level that will keep your acoustic guitar happy and healthy.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Nut Job

December 18, 2017
The nut is one of the core elements of an instrument’s DNA—provided playability and tone matter to you.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Honey, I Shrunk the Guitar

December 4, 2017
How small guitars have become a big chunk of the acoustic market.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Perils of Time

September 25, 2017
Every acoustic guitar will change physically, but aging gracefully is possible with good design and proper care.
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Acoustic Soundboard Guitars In, Guitars Out

August 27, 2017
As baby boomers continue to trim their guitar collections, there will be plenty of interesting choices in the high-end used-instrument market for years to come.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing, Part 2

July 21, 2017
Spruce remains king in the soundboard realm, but not all varietals are the same, or easy to come by.
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Acoustic Soundboard: An Unlevel Playing Field

June 18, 2017
Understanding fretboard radiuses can save you money and heartache—especially if you ever plan to purchase a guitar without playing it first.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Mutate and Conquer—How the Guitar Survives

May 22, 2017
Charles Darwin may not have strummed the strings, but evolution, adaptability, and survival all play a part in the history of the guitar.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Guitar Grows in Monticello

May 2, 2017
Have you ever heard “presidential” used to describe tonewood? You have now.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Imperfect Pitch

April 4, 2017
Being perfectly in tune is virtually impossible, but understanding all the factors involved (and a little cheating) will help you get as close as possible.
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Acoustic Soundboard: A Master Builder’s Tips for Choosing the Right Pickup

February 22, 2017
Huss & Dalton’s Mark Dalton shares five points to consider when deciding how to amplify your acoustic.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Why Guitar Builders Blend Tonewoods

December 27, 2016
How rigid and flexible woods are mated to create the magic of acoustic guitars.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Appreciating the Beauty of Underused Guitars

December 8, 2016
Why some guitars don’t get played, and why we should stop worrying about it.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing

November 14, 2016
The lowdown on tonewood availability from a small-scale guitar manufacturer’s perspective.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Water’s War on Wood

November 1, 2016
Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers explains weather and humidity's affects on guitars so you can help your instruments live less stressful lives.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Why Buy Vintage?

September 5, 2016
Vintage-guitar buying and collecting isn’t a recent phenomenon, but the reasons why folks buy vintage have changed dramatically since the ’70s.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Measuring and Adjusting Your Guitar’s Action

August 23, 2016
Even if you don’t do setups yourself, knowing how to take key measurements of your guitar’s action will help you get the feel and playability you're looking for.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Flattop Fajitas, Curry, and Cordon Bleu

April 26, 2016
Like a chef, a guitar builder strives to create a palate-pleasing balance of ingredients.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Originality Quandary

March 7, 2016
“All original” is a desired trait in a vintage guitar, but what if that guitar is essentially unplayable?
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Acoustic Soundboard: Little Mods, Big Results

February 25, 2016
If you’re not getting the tone you want out of your acoustic, a simple and quick tweak might get you a little closer.
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