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Bass gives music direction and soul. Therefore, bass instruments have always been important in the interplay of instruments. The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, the double bass of the classical orchestra. But there are also basses in other ensembles. Acoustic Basses Overview For example, many mandolin orchestras traditionally have an upright ...continue reading "Acoustic Basses – Mastering Constructional Challenges"

We offer here a real bargain from the time when we still built electric guitars. This Strat from the 1990s features a scalloped fingerboard and an Eddie van Halen   D-Tuna. In the early 1990s, the trend was towards the power Strat, which meant humbuckers on the bridge and Floyd Rose tremolo were an absolute MUST ...continue reading "STOLL Striker Electric Guitar – Second Hand – € 1,250.-"

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The string action is adjusted perfectly with the help of the truss rod, saddle and bridge inlay and the frets are still buzzing? A common phenomenon is a tiny hump at the neck-body transition. This is due to the fact that in the course of time all the woods have settled a little, only where ...continue reading "Photo Story: Refretting of an Acoustic Guitar"

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The string action is the distance between the strings and the frets. The string action has a significant influence on both the playability of the guitar and its sound. A low string action requires less force when pressing down the strings and therefore easily allows for faster playing. A high string action offers more dynamics ...continue reading "DIY – How to Adjust the String Action on an Acoustic Guitar"

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The soundhole is where the sound emerges. In a nutshell, this statement sums it up, but as always in lutherie, the soundhole is one of the many components that influence sound development. Therefore, the size, position, and a few other features of the soundhole should be considered carefully.