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Posts made in April, 2014

2014-1 Batch

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Articles & Tutorials

As you will have seen the past few months, the delivery pace of Made-to-Measure guitars is starting to pick up just a little bit. We have had deliveries of #33, #37, #39, #41, #44, #45, #48, #53 and #54, as well as #59, which was the prototype for Per Nilsson’s Singularity signature model. We are now working hard on filling the gaps in between. At the same time, the material collection is going on for the next batch, which encompasses #61 – #75, in order for the materials to be purchased and acclimatize themselves in the dry Scandinavian climate before being processed. Here are some of the materials that have been purchased: #61 top #62 top #64 top #65 top #66 top #67 top #69 top #72 top #73...

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Parsons Collaboration Part 2

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Articles & Tutorials, Instructions and FAQs, Non Lutherie

As noted earlier, I have been part of a collaboration project with Parsons The New School for Design, and specifically, the Center for Transformative Media, and Mannes College of Music. In the fall of 2013, our first guests in this project included some of the most internationally recognized and innovative guitar designers of recent decades (in addition to myself): Ken Parker, Ned Steinberger, and Gary Lee. Each lecture was accompanied by panel discussions, performances and demonstrations by internationally acclaimed artists including Allan Marcus, Charlie Hunter, Fred Hand, Charles Yang, Barry Salmon, Dom Minasi, & Ratzo Harris. The full lecture that I did, titled “An insight into innovation in Guitar Design” is available on UStream. The Radical Future of Guitar collaboration is continuing during the spring of 2014, with several additional lectures by Ezio Blazetti, Joe Ravo, Michihiro Matsuda, and Florian Vorreiter. Additionally, I have donated scrap (but usable) parts from the Boden 7/8 production, for a group of students to instrument with sensors and assemble into complete guitars. As work progresses, we will make more announcements regarding what will become of them, but suffice it to say that there are lots of exciting plans for them! I have participated via Skype during a few of the classes and I...

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