"I'd agree that scale length matters but the chap who said body shape matters also has a valid point,though, true, he might not had any short scale guitars to sell! . I'd also chip in that 12 frets to the body also makes a…"
"I'm no expert on this, but it seems to me that a lot of this has to do with a perception of artistry and esthetics. There are some fine high-end archtops with laminated tops - Dale Unger's sell for well over $5,000 and sound…"
"Someone once said: A guitar is a tree that doesn't yet know it's dead. Or something like that.
When you press-shape wood, it wants to go back to its origninal shape. It tends to push outward (to flatten but the sides hold it in) and this…"
I know its taken as given that a carved top on an archtop is preferable to a formed/pressed top. But why is that?Surely the severing of wood fibres in the caving process inhibits vibration. Can anyone explain?See More
"Heres my credentials for joining the forum. The SM12 is nearly 20 years old . Its strung really heavilly 58 on the bass but tuned to an open C tuning (actually open D two frets low) I bought an Old Guild JF30-12 to replace the Seagull thinking the…"
Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar
What type of music do you like to play?
I'm pretty eclectic in tastes but I do like stuff with a jazzy tinge to it. Its only been comparatively recently that I've been playing with other people, which is something I should have been doing a long time ago
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
Hi Andy -thanks for friend response. It seems both comprehensive and complicated here! I'm not great at keeping up with all these internet thingies I join, but I'll try to look in now and again somme other familiar faces too! Best wishes, Keith
Although I myself have never had more than one shed at a time, and currently have none, I don't think it's eccentric to have as many sheds as you please. I did think the Monty Python bit was pretty funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLjS3gzHetA
I did receive, and I did accept your invitation to join the fingerstyle players group. Thank you. If I'm entitled to a bit of humour, I'd say you can't deny I don't use picks, I play with my fingers, that's true. But my American fingerpicking days are long gone. Portuguese guitars are played using only the thumb and the index finger, as you can see in the videos I posted in my page. Now, here's a tip for those that want to have strong nails: Just paint them with liquid superglue. It's almost invisible. Two or three layers, buff, and that's it!