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The Future of Sitka Spruce

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Alaska Woods

Guitarplayer.com wrote an interesting piece about the potential struggles that Sitka Spruce will face in the future.  Specifically, the article discussed how Sitka Spruce might not be able to sustain the rapid pace of which it is cut down to create soundboards for acoustic guitars, violins and other wooden instruments.  Musicians and guitar manufactures alike Read More…

Protecting The Sound of Your Guitar

December 19th, 2012 | Posted by Alaska Woods

Your guitar is more than an instrument; it is your friend. It is your expensive, yet fragile, friend. Do not make the novice mistake of caring for your guitar improperly. Humidity is one of the quickest ways to damage a guitar’s shape and sound. Practice caution by paying close attention to humidity in the area Read More…

How Wood Grain Affects Your Soundboard

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by Alaska Woods

  Musicians have a keen ear when it comes to knowing if their music sounds like it should, or if it is slightly off.  Sometimes music can be off due to fatigue, the venue or other mitigating factors.  However, especially in the case of the musician using a new instrument, the sound could be off Read More…

Benefit Concert for Hurricane Sandy

December 12th, 2012 | Posted by Alaska Woods

Some of the world’s top musicians are coming together tonight for a special benefit concert to help Hurricane Sandy Victims.  The start-studded lineup features a plethora of rock and roll heavyweights, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Rodger Waters.  In fact, a unique announcement was today that McCartney, the former Read More…