Most guitarists know that the playability and overall feel of a guitar is affected by the guitar’s scale length and neck width. The “third dimension” influencing playability is string action, the height at which a guitar’s open strings float above the frets.
In terms of the size and shape of the instrument, it is largely true that a cello is a cello, a soprano flute is a soprano flute, and a tenor sax is a tenor sax. Steel-string acoustic guitars, however, come in a vast array of body types. Just as every incarnation of the human form […]
The specifications for any acoustic guitar include its “scale length.” In theory, scale length is the length of the freely vibrating section of any open string on the guitar—that is, the length from the nut to the saddle (specifically, the bridge mounted within the saddle). Guitars that have a scale length toward the upper end […]
For this article, I’ve compiled a list of wide neck acoustic guitars from the guitar makers’ catalogs and web sites. The term wide neck acoustic guitar here refers to a guitar with a neck wider than 1-3/4″ (1.75″, 44mm), but I decided not to include guitars with 1.77″ / 45mm” nuts because they are just 0.02″ […]
This article lists the most typical acoustic guitar neck widths and adds several useful resources about guitar necks and nuts.
Describes a USB-powered pedal board for acoustic guitar. Includes an USB rechargeable battery, 5-to-9 volts power converter, Zoom A3 acoustic guitar mixing preamp and effects pedal, and TC Electronic Ditto X2 looper pedal.
My Takamine TF740FS steel string guitar fell off the chair on the stage after the concert, hit the corner of the sound monitor and got a tuning key broken. I either had to fix the tuning knob, or replace the tuning machines. After the failed attempt of fixing the knob, I pulled the trigger and installed the Waverly’s tuning machines with very nice Shakewood knobs. This blog post lists the top 10 resources I used In the selection process and describes the reasoning behind the decision.