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Suhr Guitars, the evolution of guitar manufacturing

Suhr Guitars, the evolution of guitar manufacturing

Posted by Robinson Earle on Feb 14th 2019

Suhr Guitars, the evolution of guitar manufacturing.Suhr Guitars was created by musician turned luthier, John Suhr started building to hone in that “perfect tone” for himself onstage. Needless to say, he succeeded, and today Suhr Guitars have found their way into the hands of some of the best guitarists on the planet. In the boutique gear industry, Suhr has become synonymo … read more
The Magic of Maton: Thunder from Down Under

The Magic of Maton: Thunder from Down Under

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jan 23rd 2019

The first thing I noticed upon being introduced to Maton Guitars is the way they “cut”. These are lively, powerful acoustic instruments that thump you right in the chest. There’s also an effortless, almost bouncy quality to the action that makes them a joy to play. Of course, they offer many different models with varied virtues and characteristics, but my point is that Mat … read more
Fender Custom Shop: Continuing a Legacy of Innovation

Fender Custom Shop: Continuing a Legacy of Innovation

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jan 14th 2019

Leo Fender first began building amps out of frustration with the quality of technology he was tasked to fix. He’d had success with the PA systems he’d constructed for local dance halls, and although his sign read “Radio Repair Shop”, more and more musicians were bringing their tube amps, “electrified” acoustics, and lap steels to him for service. In the mid 40s, he started … read more
Heed your Hygrometer: Caring for Acoustics throughout the Seasons and the World

Heed your Hygrometer: Caring for Acoustics throughout the Seasons and the World

Posted by Robinson Earle on Jan 9th 2019

In case you intend to skim this, let me put the important information up front. Hygrometers measure relative humidity. They are easy to obtain and affordable (usually about $10-$15). Acoustics guitars are most comfortable between 45%-55% relative humidity. Some say 40%-50%, but I live in the swampy south, so I read it a little higher.Now that that’s out of the way, let me … read more
​Collings Guitars: A Standard in Excellence

​Collings Guitars: A Standard in Excellence

Posted by Robinson Earle on Dec 28th 2018

Bill Collings came from an engineering background and his meticulous attention to detail was unparalleled. He found a way to consistently produce exceptional, high-end instruments with the smallest possible difference from serial number to number. If you hear a D2H somewhere and decide to buy one online, you can be confident about what you’re going to get.One of the Collin … read more