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Archive for February 2016

Why Acoustic Guitars are More Fun than Electric Guitars

Did you ever wonder why vinyl is making a comeback? Could it be that people are a bit tired of the seemingly soulless music formats like the digital CD and MP3? Vinyl has a warmth to it that those other formats don’t. Occasional imperfections are often welcomed in music, rather than technical perfection lacking any…

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Tips for Optimizing the Sound of Your Guitar

Guitar players seem to gravitate toward certain guitars based on their sound, which often has to do with the kind of tonewood used by the guitar maker. The bodies of guitars can be made using different types of wood, each bringing out a certain kind of sound from the instrument. Alder, a medium-weight wood, is…

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What is a Luthier?

If you’ve ever been to a store selling musical instruments, you’ve probably wondered how they all got there. Something or someone had to make them. Have you ever heard of a luthier? It’s someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments. Luthier comes from the French word luth, which means lute in English. A lute is…

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Reasons to Use Sitka Spruce for Your Soundboard

To the average person, a guitar is a guitar. They don’t pay much attention to details. However, for musicians who love their instruments, a guitar isn’t just a guitar, and how each one is made truly matters for both aesthetic and musical reasons. A guitar soundboard is something music makers care about because it plays…

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Sitka Spruce Is Used for a Variety of Items

Alaska Specialty Woods is known for guitars and other instruments utilizing the finest Sitka spruce instrument tonewood material. Indeed, over 50,000 guitar tops worth of Sitka spruce and other fine specialty woods exist, with their beautiful designs and superb sounds. Sitka spruce has had many uses over the centuries besides providing the wood for various…

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