Producing consistently great sounding guitars is more than mere assembly. Defining the tone you want, and building it into your instruments, is the goal of this outstanding DVD set for intermediate and advanced luthiers. Kent Everett demonstrates the fundamentals of voicing an acoustic guitar with spruce soundboard and X-bracing. Kent is a highly respected luthier and a personable instructor, whose step by step methods have been refined through 30 years of guitarmaking and repair. The DVDs were recorded at a master lutherie class, and in Everett's own workshop.
2-DVD set, 263 minutes.
Contents in brief: Defining how you want your guitar to sound Factors that influence guitar tone How braces and the bridge plate function Tonal characteristics of spruces Bracing shapes and positioning Effects of top and back radii and thicknesses What to listen for when tap-tuning the soundboard and back Adjusting brace contours for the desired top deflection and tap-tuning response Repositioning the X-braces to affect bass response How the back and bindings affect tone The relationship of soundhole size to loudness Soundport positioning Fine tuning the bridge shape
These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.