Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

A Guide to Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

The term ‘Tonewood’ is used to describe wood used in the construction of stringed instruments, chosen for their acoustic properties. In the following article we’re going to explore the world of acoustic guitar tonewoods, and explain how different characteristics of timber such as density, moisture, strength and flexibility influence how an acoustic guitar sounds.

Steel Resonator Guitar

How does a resonator guitar work?

Resonator guitars work by transferring the vibrations from the strings of the guitar, through the bridge directly to a metal cone (or cones), known as a ‘resonator’ cone located within the guitars body. Resonator guitars can feature single cones (biscuit or spider style) or three cones (tricones) which are connected through a T shaped aluminium …

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Preamplifier - Classical Guitar

Why do acoustic guitars need batteries?

Ever wondered why acoustic guitars needs batteries but your electric doesn’t? It’s not magic, most acoustic guitars use a different type of pickup system to electric guitars, and while this more accurately captures the natural characteristics of the guitar, the signal is much weaker. Because of this, acoustic guitars often require the additional boost in …

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