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.
Resonator guitars generate their unique sound by transferring the vibrations from the strings of the guitar, through the bridge, to a ‘resonator’ e.g. a metal cone (or multiple cones) located within the body of the guitar. Resonator guitars can feature single cones (biscuit or spider style) or three cones (tricones) … Read more
Ever wondered why acoustic guitars need batteries but your electric doesn’t? Acoustic guitars use batteries because the most common pickup systems used produce only a weak signal that requires a preamp to boost the signal to line level. The preamp requires a power source, which in most cases is a … Read more