Tag instruments and design

Armrests for Classical Guitar

YouTube HD Video Link Bradford’s guitar from the video: My new 2018 Small Scale Douglass Scott Guitar Armrests: Love them. The idea seemed undesirable to me at first because the armrest further extends the guitar outward away from the shoulder(only millimetres…

Short Scale Classical Guitars

YouTube HD Video Link  Bradford’s small scale guitar from the video: check out my article and video on my new small scale guitar: My new 2018 Small Scale Douglass Scott Guitar What is small scale? When talking about scale length…

Idea: built-in design for attaching guitar supports

An idea to integrate guitar support attachments into the design of classical guitars. Let’s do away with suction cups, clamps, and magnets and have it all part of the guitar. It would just be a small hole and then a…

Interview with Luthier Kris Barnett

“Austin Classical Guitar interviews Kris Barnett in his guitar workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. He speaks about the makings of a guitar, and the work & passion put into it.” This come via the Austin Classical Guitar Society on YouTube. It’s…

An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by luthier Clive Titmuss A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  A big thank you to Clive for this fantastic and informative article previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided…

Before & After Finishing: A Sound Comparison

Luthier Douglass Scott explores the sound of his guitars before and after applying French polish (Oil varnish back, sides & neck, French polish on soundboard). Read his notes and listen to samples here. To my ears it might sound a…

Luthier Douglass Scott Reviews Tuning Machines

Luthier and Vancouver Island friend Douglass Scott reviews a number of tuning machines. Great little post! He looks at: Gilbert, Gotoh, Sloane, Alessi, and Baljak models. Visit his blog to read the review: Thoughts On Tuning Machines Image source and…

Microtonal Guitar (Fixed Fret) by Tolgahan Çoğulu

A great demo by Tolgahan Çoğulu. Great playing too. I’ve only dabbled with microtonal music but having a fixed fret guitar would really help the process. However, depending on the composer or style of music you might need many different…

Interview and New Guitar by Luthier Douglass Scott

I was very pleased to have a nice visit the other day by luthier Douglass Scott. Douglass came over to my home in Victoria where we also had a good chat with Marcus Dominelli. Douglass sets up shop in Ladysmith on Vancouver…