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Beautiful Sounds Created by the Harp Guitar

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

Have you ever seen the guitars that look like half harp half guitar? If so, you will not be surprised to learn that they are actually called harp guitars, quite the original name if you ask me! Harp guitars date back at least two centuries, although the actually history of the guitar is unknown. Found Read More…

Aged is all the rage

January 15th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

The bad news is that your guitar isn’t a spring chicken. The great news is that it sounds better than ever and that’s in part due to its age. Guitarists and Luthiers call it “opening up.” Let’s explore what that means. From new houses to new baseball gloves everything new begins to settle or relax. Read More…

Why LUTHIERS PREFER SITKA SPRUCE

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

As any luthier would tell you, all tonewoods are not created equal.  When a luthier undertakes his artistry, he or she does so with the knowledge that different tonewoods have different qualities, qualities that are best suited to specific applications. When it comes to guitar tops, spruce tonewood is the first choice for discerning luthiers, Read More…

A Few Interesting Facts About Soundboards

January 9th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

  1)      The soundboard is an essential factor in determining the quality of sound and tone of an acoustic guitar. 2)      Spruce is the most prevalent source used to create acoustic guitars and other wooden instruments. 3)      Sitka Spruce is the renowned as being the best source for musical instruments. 4)      Cheaper guitars that have Read More…