NEW: “Maple Cream” 17″ Right Handed Archtop Guitar

August 5, 2019 JUST RELEASED A new 17″ Artist Series Archtop Guitar has just been finished and is available for purchase.  The acoustics coming from the Sitka Spruce top and Bigleaf Maple back and sides are loud and clear.  All appointments are made with Burl Sapele.  It’s a beautiful instrument. See my website for details.…
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The Effect of Finishes on the Vibration Properties of Spruce Guitar Soundboard Wood

I read an interesting paper recently published in the Savart Journal which is published in collaboration with the Guild of American Luthiers. The article was written by Howard P. Stephens, retired from Sandia National Laboratories working as a materials research and R&D management engineer.  He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University where he was a…
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