Fitting the binding and purfling today. I have improved my process over time, but nothing brings about the best results in this step of guitar making better than good ole fashioned patience and concentration.
It’s tough to trust your intuition. It’s easily referred to as a flakey source of misinformation and untrustworthy emotions. Because the understanding of the physics behind the guitar are understood much more clearly than ever before there is a temptation (and many luthiers are taking full advantage of it) to claim that the superiority of one’s guitar design is fact - that rigorous scientific testing and the performance of obscure mathematical algorithms have led to the perfect design.
I have pretty much used Savarez Alliance high tension strings since my college guitar professor told me that it was the path towards getting more projection out of the guitar that I had at the time. It was a Hanika guitar that I bought at the NAMM show, a big event that I enjoyed as a result of being an employee of Gallagher Guitar Co. in 2001. The Hanika guitar was a good guitar, albeit rather hard to play, and having never used high tension carbon strings, it was like getting a new guitar.
The first public performance of Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, the symphony that is now arguably accepted as the greatest symphonic work of all time, was surprisingly unpopular with the critics on the night of its first public performance (Vienna, April 7, 1805).
On the other hand, a new symphony premiered by Anton Eberl that same night was a huge success.
Here they are...
How many classical guitarists and classical guitar luthiers can fit on one ladder?
Every year music schools across the United States generate an increasing number of guitar performance graduates combined with the new professional and amateur luthiers entering the market every year.
Each enters this field of a beautiful music and instrument inspired by what had come before with dreams of leading the life that those who came before us and gave us inspiration led.
Well, I actually don't have kids and yes ladies - I am single, but it warms my heart to see the young kids playing my guitars winning top honors in competitions. Erica Cha (Guitar 6) and Kairey Wang (The future guitar 12) both took home top prizes at the Indiana International Festival and Competition in Bloomington,IN.