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Gretsch Guitars and the Dawn of Rock & Roll

Gretsch Guitars and the Dawn of Rock & Roll

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jun 13th 2019

Gretsch was Founded in the 1880s by a German immigrant, and the company initially focused on drums and tambourines. They began producing guitars in the 1930s and quickly gained a reputation for t … read more
Taylor and the 21st Century Guitar

Taylor and the 21st Century Guitar

Posted by Robinson Earle on May 30th 2019

Taylor is largely responsible for the development of the modern acoustic guitar. Since the mid-70s, they have been crafting innovative instruments that address many of the issues players have bee … read more
Virtues of the Straight Brace

Virtues of the Straight Brace

Posted by Robinson Earle on May 23rd 2019

The ideal “voicing” for a guitar is highly subjective. The wood and the luthier fall into a deep conversation with the end goal of mutual self-expression. The scalloping of the braces on the … read more
This One’s a Doozy!

This One’s a Doozy!

Posted by Robinson Earle on Apr 2nd 2019

The sensual curves and vibrant finishes of classic automobiles have always borne a strong influence on the aesthetics of electric guitars. Cars and guitars. It’s as if the cosmic symmetry of the unive … read more
​Eastman Guitars: A 19th Century Violin Workshop in Beijing

​Eastman Guitars: A 19th Century Violin Workshop in Beijing

Posted by Robinson Earle on Mar 21st 2019

Eastman guitars are not “Made in China”. They are proudly hand-crafted in Beijing. In our increasingly global economy this is an important distinction. Founded in 1992 by a Chinese music student named … read more