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Guitar Toys, Guitar Amp Plans

Replaced the strings on my Telecaster. I had DR 11s on there, switched back to D’Addario 10s. Despite the DRs having hex cores, I can’t tell a difference in the sound, and the decreased tension by going to a lighter … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 1

Really this could have been included in the last post, but it was getting long and I wanted pictures of my own work above the cut.(edit: here is part 2, a year later.) So here are the first progress shots … Continue reading

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Balsa Wood Violins

I’ve had an on again, off again¬†fascination¬†with balsa wood violins. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in their mid 20s that reads the paper copy of the New York Times. Anyways, the NYT ran an article about research on … Continue reading

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Cutting F-holes for instruments

I came across this excellent (if not dry and boring) video on cutting F-holes for your instrument (be it violin, as is in the video, or cigar box guitar). Some things to note here: He uses a transparency type material … Continue reading

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