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October 2020 LINT meeting

  • 10 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 485 County Rd 630, Nacogdoches, TX 75964, TX

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Special Event!

Visit the Kinnaird Guitar Workshop in Nacogdoches, TX. 


  • Sharpening demonstration led by Matt Jacobs. This will concentrate on cabinet scrapers, because they are so useful to lutherie, and there are a couple of secrets to getting a good edge.
  • The main event will be a listening/discussion session
    • Our shop has built three test guitars with all ingredients identical except for backs/sides. One is mahogany, one is maple and one is rosewood. 
    • The purpose of the test is to identify--if we can--what differences there are in the tone, and what we hear (or think we hear) contributed by the different backs and sides. 
    • My hope is for a lively discussion of a tricky subject--sound. 
      • Does rosewood really add sustain? 
      • Does maple always sound "thin"? 
      • Is mahogany always "dry"?
    • And then some discussion about what we're hearing, and just maybe how to describe it. Sound is like taste, quite difficult to put into words, but I hope to have some good back and forth on how to describe what we're hearing.
  • Of course, there will be the nickel tour of our shop, as well as the essential show and tell. 
  • Also, we're going to be giving away some wood, and letting folks paw through that. 
  • And YES! We will have some Tunnel 14 tops for sale. Folks can just pay me, and I'll write the check for the whole sale.
  • And Yes! (Now what would you pay?) We will be serving lunch. Barbecued brisket sandwiches with all the trimmings. 
So come one, come all! We should have a good meeting...even if you have to drive a bit to get here.

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