Posts made in September, 2011

Fixed Bridges Available

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials

Materials for fixed bridges are back in stock, but still need to be sent out for anodization, so delivery will be a few weeks still. I also have production version of the hybrid tuner that accepts bass strings, for those extended range projects where you need to go beyond a .074″ – .080″ gauge string. It is not possible to order from the products page currently, so please send an e-mail to order it separately. But all those that have been in touch lately requesting to purchase, please place your orders now so that I can plan the next...

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Fanned Fret Compensated Markers

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials

I discussed face markers on the fretboard recently with Tosin Abasi, of Animals as Leaders. The reason was that with the fanned frets, the visual cue that side markers otherwise provide is only really valid for the bass side of the fretboard. So on #15, which is being completed for Misha Mansoor of Periphery, I am implementing a compensated positioning of the side markers to provide a solid and familiar impression when viewing the neck from the upper right position. The wide angle lens of the camera approximates the eye in the image above. Click on the image to zoom, and you will note that the side markers for fret 5 and 3 are progressively shifted towards the player, to be positioned closer to the virtual center of the scale. The 7th fret marker is placed equidistant between the frets and moving up the fretboard, the markers are placed progressively farther away from the player. The intent is that this will help guide the fingers to a familiar position with even less adjustment required for the fanned fret...

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New Website!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Articles & Tutorials, Non Lutherie

As a complement to this site, and more product centric with respect to the .strandberg* guitars, are very pleased to announce the launch of a new website, strandbergguitars.com. Please check it out, and in particular, feel free to use the social media integration with Facebook and other sites. This functionality will evolve more over time. This site, guitarworks.thestrandbergs.com, will continue to exist and continue to serve the purpose of a development blog and progress updates of on-going...

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