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Posts made in November, 2010

Guitar Bassics

Posted by on Nov 21, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials, Custom Work

For extended range instruments, the 2.5 mm inner diameter of the standard EGS tuners is not sufficient. So, I have adapted some parts destined for the bass tuners for use in the guitar tuner housings. The look of the tuners is identical: It is only the inner sliding portion that is different, as well as the bearing. The thread is the same (0.5 mm) for a ratio of over 30:1 compared to a standard guitar tuner and over 40:1 compared to modern bass tuners: The hole in the slider is now 4.5 mm (.177″) and there is room to enlarge further if required. As with all custom work – if there is sufficient demand, it will be offered as standard (= considerably lower price) so don’t hesitate to contact me to do a production run along with...

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Take it to 11!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Non Lutherie

Meet Strandberg Guitarworks at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA on January 13-16, 2011! We will be exhibiting in Watson Guitars booth #1219 (Hall E), along with some other great people. . If you are a guitarist or luthier with good chops and want to help me out, there is a free pass to the show in it for you! You’ll need to learn my products and be prepared to take a share of the booth duty, as well as do a few guitar demos. Send me an e-mail if you’re interested, badge request deadline is December...

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World Premiere for EGS Pro Tremolo

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

It’s been brewing for a long time, but I am thrilled to finally bring to you the EGS Pro Tremolo. This is based on a completely friction less needle bearing design – needles offering a much larger area of transfer of energy than both ball bearings and knife edges, and thereby better sonic properties. It is also much more durable than a knife edge, practically impossible to wear out. As all EGS hardware, it is extremely light-weight, and built on the proven EGS combined bridge/tuner/tailpieces, with complete tuning stability. The dimensions make it possible to use existing Floyd-Rose routing templates, and the dimensions are slightly larger than the footprint of an original Floyd-Rose, so that you can retrofit an EGS Pro tremolo into an existing Floyd-Rose recess. In addition, the EGS Pro tremolo is lefty friendly – simply mount the tremolo arm on the other side. But I’m saving the best for last: the Dual Action. You can mount the tremolo in two different ways for two completely different feels and actions. What this means to you as a luthier is that you can stock the same tremolo for many different types of musicians. For you as a musician, you can tailor the behavior to suit your playing style....

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Stocking Stuffer SALE at Strandberg Guitarworks

Posted by on Nov 8, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

The strong Swedish Krona has hurt many currencies in the past six months, but throughout November and December, we are offering a 20% discount on fixed bridges. So as we are heading into the holiday season, make sure to wish for Strandberg Guitarworks EGS lightweight headless hardware! Place your order on the Products page. For great deals on complete guitars, visit the Instruments page and send me an e-mail for more...

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Finishing Touches

Posted by on Nov 2, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials, Custom Work, Product Images

Check out this new chrome finish for the EGS tuners! I will be able to offer this at the same cost as other custom colors (which are obtained through anodization). Two notable differences: The surface is electrically conductive, which means that there is no need for springs and other special grounding arrangements. Machining marks are still visible (i.e. from turning the round parts and milling the flat parts). The regular finish is glass blasted to remove the machining marks prior to anodization, to leave a satin-smooth finish. It is possible to polish the parts prior to anodization (at an additional cost), but I do not have the resources to polish them routinely. I have tried tumbling, which removes the marks, but leaves the parts looking “worn” for lack of a better word. If demand is sufficient, I can offer this as a standard...

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