Posts in “Thoughts on building” category

Wanted: a small twelve-string guitar

My friend Bill came by recently with an interesting request. Bill is a guitar guy with very eclectic taste. He likes odd, interesting stringed instruments, so I wasn’t surprised that what he was looking for was a small twelve-string guitar. As our discussion continued, I brought up the Tiple. The Tiple is a small-bodied guitar with coursed strings, usually ten or more in sets of three. Th…  » read more

01/31/2017  | comments (0)

Strong and Light

                                        Building notes: Acoustic guitar building is an exercise in balance. On one hand you have to consider that you are creating a tool for the making of music, it has to be sturdy, able to take a certain amount of abuse, the small nocks and nicks that even the be…  » read more

10/29/2011  | comments (0)