With Kent Carlos Everett
Learn how to build great tone into your guitars with this 2-DVD master class.
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
Fine tuning the bridge shape
These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide use.