CCRMA Colloquium - Trevor Gore - Building Contemporary Acoustic Guitars
Wed, 05/18/2011 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm
CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217
Having determined a suitable design, building an acoustic guitar commences with wood selection and the builder immediately encounters a significant challenge: how to make consistently high performing guitars from woods that vary considerably in their material properties. Trying to finding pieces of wood that have the same stiffness (Young’s modulus) and density is a fool’s errand. The author presents a method for quickly measuring the material properties of wood that is about to be used for guitar panels so that the thickness of the plates, a major design consideration, can be determined such that consistent vibrational performance can be assured every time. A brief synopsis of the major steps of assembling a guitar is presented with a discussion of the importance and significance of setting the neck angle correctly. The process of taking a guitar from its “as built” state to its design specification is explained.
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