Dating back to the 1930's, was honed in the seedy bars of post-WWI Paris by travelling musicians, including the spectacularly talented Django Reinhardt - often thought of as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
In recent years, the term 'Sinker' has been appearing more and more in the world of fine acoustic guitars - but what does the term mean?
Spruce has long been the industry standard for acoustic guitar soundboards. Dig a little deeper though, and there's a dizzying array of spruce varieties used by luthiers across the world. Here's our guide to the most common varieties found in guitar building.
It's no exaggeration to say that humidity - or a lack of it - is the number one reason that acoustic guitars become damaged or play poorly. The good news is that the effects of humidity are easily preventable, with a minimum of effort.
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