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A Short History of the Guitar

January 11th, 2017 | Posted by Alaska Woods
Guitar

Sitka Spruce from Alaska Specialty Woods is used to make many guitars sound great. Though guitars today seem ubiquitous, and are the most popular instrument for popular music, did you ever wonder about their history? The development of the guitar goes back thousands of years. Early versions of the guitar were most likely developed in 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…