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.
🔑 Key Points Resonator guitars work by transferring the vibrations from the strings of the guitar, through the bridge, to a ‘resonator’ e.g. a metal cone (or cones) located within the guitars body. Resonator guitars can feature single cones (biscuit or spider style) or three cones (tricones) which are connected … Read more
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’s weaker. Because of this, acoustic guitars often require a … Read more
🔑 Key Points: A set of guitar strings for acoustic guitar can cost anywhere from 6$ to $30 depending on the brand and if the string is coated. If you are a beginner you may prefer to have someone at your local music store restring the guitar. In this case … Read more