November 2020
Bryan Galloup

Bryan Galloup

Bryan Galloup is an industry leader in the preservation of vintage and contemporary fretted musical instruments. Galloup Guitars is a full-service guitar facility producing Bryan’s line of fine stringed instruments and is also home to the prestigious Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair. Bryan is recognized as an expert in guitar-tone development. His Galloup Instrument Making System™, Wood Management™, and Sound Profiling™ software is changing the way the industry views guitar acoustics and design.

ARTICLES

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Truss-Rod Care & Guitar-Neck Health

October 1, 2020
The body is all-important, but we can’t discount the importance of the neck, too.
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Why Plastic Bridges and Acoustic Guitars Don't Mix

May 14, 2020
Gibson has given many innovative gifts to the guitar universe, but this ’60s bridge wasn’t one of them.
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Would You Like Your Guitar Roasted, Toasted, or Baked?

February 12, 2020
Thermally modified tonewood goes by many marketing nicknames, but its effect on tone is still up for debate.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Bling Versus Sound and Feel

November 11, 2019
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a guitar should foremost be a player.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Scale Length and String Tension

August 19, 2019
A deeper look at how your flattop's dimensions affect both its tones and its responsiveness.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Where to Draw the Line

May 5, 2019
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if do you fix something, fix it right.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Shape of Things

January 21, 2019
Resonant frequencies characterize a guitar’s tone, and resonance begins with an instrument’s size and shape.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Name Game

October 19, 2018
Which component has the greatest impact on an instrument’s sound? Consider the soundboard first.
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Acoustic Soundboard: To Cleat, or Not to Cleat

August 9, 2018
It’s a good thing to fix a crack on your guitar, but don’t let your tone suffer in the process by going overboard with the repair.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Just Say No to Cracks

April 23, 2018
A crack on your prized guitar might feel like the end of the world, but it can be remedied if you follow a few easy guidelines.
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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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