The patent process can seem daunting to the unskilled, but this month we’ll be exploring some of the basic steps in obtaining a United States patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Though there are many, many factors that contribute to the sound of an individual guitar besides the wood, the woods used in a guitar are probably the most discussed component of the instrument, and they are probably the most misunderstood.
The GX shrugged off everything thrown at it, whether it was ham-fisted flatpicking or delicate fingerstyle arrangements, which is a lot to ask from any Grand Auditorium-sized guitar, let alone one from the future.
To hear Ernie Boch Jr. talk – with a Boston accent and plenty of friendly colloquialisms – you’re reminded more of someone you could sit and have a beer with over the Red Sox game than a megamusical philanthropist
Hipsters, music nostalgists and the downright adventurous gathered for a night of what rock n’ roll was meant to be: an abusively loud show, a flashy frontman and lightning fast licks, all in a packed, smoky club
A short while ago I had the privilege of working with one of the Midwest’s best backline suppliers for concerts. I enjoyed seeing how they did things and quickly realized why they have become so popular with regular tour acts.
In my youth, the legendary John Hartford (“Gentle on My Mind”) gave me a magical piece of advice that I have embraced ever since. “If you want to be taken seriously in this business, write and perform your own music.”
In my mind, appraisers have one of the toughest jobs, as they have to be extremely precise in their work. If they appraise too low, the owner can become offended; if they appraise too high, disappointment can set in when those values aren’t met
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