Most of us have probably heard that guitars once were strung with catgut strings but unless you are into early music, you probably don’t have any experience with gut strings.
When I was a kid my local music store stocked one brand of guitar string, Black Diamond. I had two choices for string gauge. Although they were probably called “Medium”
Round sound holes centered near the waist of acoustic guitars have been the standard since before Torres. The main alternative we’re all familiar with are the f holes of archtop
Acoustic Guitar Tops – Technology. Ladder, X and Fan bracing were the only bracing patterns for guitar tops that I was aware of until recently. But in researching classical guitars
The tools available to students of the guitar – or any instrument – are constantly changing and for the most part improving with time. When I first started playing guitar
I’ve twice been in guitar stores in recent weeks where a staff member working in the guitar department asked me to explain the difference between a classical and flamenco guitar.