Acoustic Guitar History
In death I sweetly sing"
- Inscription on the face frets of an Elizabethan lute
Fender, Yamaha, Gibson, and B.C. Rich; all of theses companies build guitars, what sets them apart however is how they construct them. Most of these companies pay someone in a warehouse to assemble prefabricated parts. Most people, however, would feel that the best guitar is made by hand, where every grain of wood is analyzed, to ensure the perfect sound quality. An acoustic guitar is built with the right wood patience and a unique understanding of how wood works and the basics of acoustic sound will enable the creation of an acoustic guitar.
The guitar’s history is very vague. The guitar has many ancestors like the lute, the stringed bowl, or the kithara. Guitar is defined by Dr. Michael Kasha, who was a physical chemist but his guitar design is patented and is known as "Kasha guitar". A 30-year collaboration with luthier Richard Schneider led to innovative …show more content…
As stated in a few paragraphs back one needs to have a mold or a free-standing assembly to make the shape of the top, the back and the sides. Which ever the luthier chooses, it is important that he cuts the wood so that it is completely even in length, thickness, and width. By doing this the luthier ensures that minimum warping would occur when it is glued. This also keeps other measurements for future parts from being complicated. The way to make this possible is to rig a “table” clamp.
To make this rig a luthier would take a piece of plywood thats about 5 feet long and about 3 feet wide. Next, the luthier takes a piece of 2x4 and cut two pieces the width of the wood. Now,the luthier takes the wood that are being used for the sides, take the tips of them and place them on the board and take the two “clamps” and at the back of them (the part away from the side material) drill two screws into each