Non Lutherie

Waitlist Review

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Non Lutherie

Important information to those that are on the Made to Measure waitlist: Today, you will be receiving an email with instructions how to confirm your interest in remaining on the waitlist. If you have not received it, check your junk e-mail, or think back if you might have signed up using a different e-mail address. Contact us if you do not receive the email since you might lose your spot...

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Parsons Collaboration

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Articles & Tutorials, Instructions and FAQs, Non Lutherie

Months ago, I had an e-mail from a gentleman called Ed Keller, with some general questions about some of my work. We exchanged a few messages and pretty much brought the thread of discussions to an end. But his e-mail signature had caught my eye: “PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN”. And “Director | CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIA”. I associated to Project Runway, which is one of my favorite TV Shows. I’m sure the show doesn’t have much to do with the school itself, but instead of ending the e-mail thread, I opened up for a new one with “I’m intrigued by your day job! We should brainstorm about some cool collaboration.” Here we are, roughly 6 months later, in the final preparation stages of a lecture at the school and a workshop collaboration for the spring! More details will be provided later, but I can promise that there are some very interesting things in store. The September 30 lecture is planned to be open to the public and held in the evening (exact arrangements TBA) so start planning to attend if you can. For more details, see the Parsons website at...

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Design Licensing & Permissions

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Articles & Tutorials, Instructions and FAQs, Non Lutherie

More and more of you guitar builders out there are asking for permission to use my designs, which is encouraging. More and more completed builds are also starting to surface on YouTube, on forums, and even as commercially available guitars. And most of you handle the intellectual property side of things well. Starting July 2013, my designs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. “Attribution” means that you have to state that you are using the design with permission from me, and (at least) provide a link to my website. “Non-Commercial” means that this applies only for self-builds. You are not allowed to use it for commercial purposes. (Historically, the license did not include this restriction, but unfortunately, I had to impose it in order to keep the trademark situation under control.) “Share Alike” means that you have to make your own enhancements/modifications available under the same license, so your website/YouTube video description/forum post should clearly state that others may use your modified design. For more information, visit the Creative Commons site and you will get a page like this: The guitar shape that is available under Creative Commons is called “Boden”, and it, along with the .strandberg* EGS bridge system, are components of the...

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SGIDLLSGAB

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Articles & Tutorials, Non Lutherie

Strandberg Guitarworks Is Dead – Long Live Strandberg Guitars AB To keep up with demand and the ever growing wait list, and to be able to make the kinds of commitments needed to grow the business, Strandberg Guitarworks, which was a sole proprietorship, has been incorporated into a limited company with the name Strandberg Guitars AB. Strandberg Guitarworks was chosen as one of eight companies to take part in a business incubator program at Uppsala Innovation Center during the spring of 2012. While taking part in this program has taken considerable time away from actually building guitars, it has put the business in a place where it has a well supported plan to grow and to continue delivering fantastic guitars. Obviously, this is a very exciting development and you will have a lot to look forward to! This website will continue to exist and be updated with new designs, ideas, pictures and drawings – still under Creative Commons licensing, and remain the location for hardware sales. The strandbergguitars.com website will remain as-is – dedicated to the guitar part of the...

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Last Resort

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Articles & Tutorials, Non Lutherie

The waiting list is undergoing a cleanup and consolidation in preparation for publishing at the strandbergguitars.com web site. Each person on the wait list has been asked to respond to a questionnaire that includes asking for permission to do so, and other questions more related to planning. The initial message was sent out on March 26, and since then, three reminders have been sent out. One was duplicated from the thestrandbergs.com e-mail account, just in case strandbergguitars.com happened to end up in junk mail. In addition, messages have been posted on Facebook and sevenstring.org forums. Those of you that I could find on Facebook have been reminded through a Facebook message. Only three people have responded that they wish to drop off so far, which is good news in terms of the interest. Nevertheless, eleven responses are still missing. Regrettably, if you are one of these eleven and you do not respond by tomorrow, your spot is lost. For the rest of you – the wait list will be published in a few days along with some other...

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