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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"

sound hole

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.

acoustic basses classic steel string

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"

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Crossover guitars are characterised by a feature combination of classical and steel string guitar. They adapt the playability of a certain guitar to the personal playing habits that a player has acquired on a guitar of a different genre. The most common case is that a steel string guitarist has difficulty playing the classical guitar.

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Crossover guitars are characterised by a feature combination of classical and steel string guitar. They adapt the playability of a certain guitar to the personal playing habits that a player has acquired on a guitar of a different genre. The most common case is that a steel string guitarist has difficulty playing the classical guitar.

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12-fret guitars are characterised by neck-body-transition at 12th fret. Basically, this is the case with all classical guitars. However, this article is about the steel string guitar which developed from the classical guitar. To understand today's 12-fret guitar, we not only have to take a look at the development of the guitar, but also deal ...continue reading "12 Fret Acoustic Guitars"

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The idea behind the principle of fanned frets is to provide each string the optimal length. This results in an open sound with a very clean intonation and also in a more relaxed plaing. The hand no longer has to be moved parallel to the frets, but can make a natural semicircular movement.

Bevel Stoll 12-string

The aim of the bevel is to remove the sharp edge at the point where the guitarist rests the picking arm on the guitar. Especially guitarists, who play several hours a day, should focus on health instead of costs and consider the bevel.