We already that saddle and nut made of bone are superior to those made of plastic. We are delighted to having found a supplier of natural bone nut and saddle blanks. Not only does the omission of the treatment with hydrogen peroxide obviate an environmentally damaging component, but leaves a higher fat content and therefore ...continue reading "Nut and Bridge of Unbleached Bone"
Often, when buying an acoustic guitar, it is the small details that do not really catch your eye in the first moment, but are important in practice. It depends on these details whether the guitar is a pleasure for the long term or makes life difficult for us. Bridge saddle and nut are the two ...continue reading "Bridge Saddle and Nut – Bone or Plastic?"
We added plenty of photos, this time with cutaway.
The idea behind the proCut is to simply lower the cutaway a little more. This requires some consideration in order to achieve a useful result. First of all, the steel string- or nylon string guitar, which is to be provided with a proCut, has to have a spanish heel.
The Spanish heel neck joint is considered the most highly developed neck joint in guitar construction. It is significantly more complex than a glued neck, but the sonic benefits are worth the effort.
When building a guitar with a Spanish neck, neck and headblock are carved from one piece of wood.
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin and "Give a Little Bit" by Supertramp - aren't this quite heart-warming songs. The reason is the full sound that Jimmy Page and Roger Hodgson generate on their 12-string steelstring guitars.
The wood species mentioned above are referring to the Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties as of 12 June 2013 recorded in Appendix II of CITES. Unlike Brazilian Rosewood, which is listed in Appendix I, the provisions in Appendix II are not quite as strict. For example, the woods may be imported or ...continue reading "Restricted Wood Species – Granadillo, Honduras and Madagascar Rosewood, Madagascar Ebony, Thai Rosewood and Cocobolo"
Brazilian Rosewood since 1992 is subject to strict import regulations according to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Washington Convention). In the EU, this Convention shall be implemented by an EU-wide regulation ( EC Regulation 338/97). In guitar maker and player circles this regulation was for 20 ...continue reading "Certified Brazilian Rosewood"
Sometimes customers ask us to change just a single string. In exceptional cases, you can do that, especially when it comes to the D string. It is particularly susceptible to rupture. Usually one should change the whole set of strings. The effect of tuning Tuned strings are constantly stretched. This tires the material, which means ...continue reading "When Should I Change the Strings of a Guitar ?"
It often happens that even grown up guitarists do not cope well with a full-size guitar. One reason for this are often small hands, making it difficult to play on a regular fretboard. A small body size, which is accompanied by a corresponding arm length, also impedes the relaxed playing on a full size guitar ...continue reading "Small Guitars for Small Hands"