Waves and Vibes

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Saturday 16:00-16:45 in Room Lyon

How strings want guitars to be

by Gerd Anke and Michael Dubach (Plek), Germany

 

PLEK_SAM_3135If you were a guitar string, what would you want?

 

To move freely, but still be held tight.
Not bump around against frets or other obstacles.
Accurate fretwork on a well-prepared fingerboard is the key for good playability.

 

The Plek team has spent years finding out what geometry a guitar neck needs to enable strings to vibrate freely, but still meet the players’ demands for a smooth action. Watch a guitar string move in slow motion. Plek founders Gerd Anke and Michael Dubach demonstrate what string movement means for the guitar fingerboard, and what matters for good playability.

 
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