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The Acoustics of Archtops

While often used as electric guitars today, the original intent behind designing the archtop guitar was superior acoustic performance. Around the turn of the 20th century archtops were being built because guitarists needed something that would be loud and punchy enough to cut through large ensembles without any kind of amplification. In this spirit, many of today’s top archtop luthiers are building guitars with astounding acoustic properties–and today I had the good fortune of being able to compare a few of the best. Continue reading

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Mahogany, Rosewood, and Maple Back and Sides: A Subjective Comparison

Your tone begins with your top. The great luthier, Antonio Torres Jurado, proved this point in 1862 when he crafted a fine guitar with a solid spruce top and paper mâché back and sides! Does this mean that the back … Continue reading

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Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show 2011 with SoundPure

On the weekend of September 24th-25th SoundPure and the gang went to SEGAS 2011 in Downtown Raleigh. The Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show is a convention for manufactures, vendors and guitar/amp enthusiasts to show their products, swap stories, get tips … Continue reading

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Lauten Audio Horizon Microphone

Looking for a microphone that can do it all and sound great in many applications? The Horizon Tube Microphone has proven to do just that. This extremely versatile, single pattern, large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone can be used ranging from small, … Continue reading

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