Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: New Bracing concept from Taylor  (Read 719 times)
headsup
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2291


WWW

Ignore
« on: January 25, 2018, 04:39:33 PM »

just saw this, interesting.
(i'm not a Taylor player btw)

https://reverb.com/news/taylor-reimagines-acoustic-guitar-construction-with-new-v-brace-design
Logged

"Senior" member means "old" right?
Like over 50?

Too many guitars to list here.
 Too few brain cells to be bothered with...
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5756




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 05:50:04 PM »

I'm curious about it, too. I'm not a Taylor fan (I've played one recently that I'd be willing to own, but don't need it), but I give kudos to Andy Powers for having the vision to try a new design. It will be interesting to hear what these sound like, although at first this bracing will only be offered on their highest end guitars (900 Series & a couple others).
Logged

All guitars are left-handed:
1979 L-19  |  1992 OM-05  |  2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue  |  2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak  |  2016 L-05 Custom
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2345


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 05:55:27 PM »

Looks interesting. Why not?
Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
JOYCEfromNS
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6427



« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 09:30:23 PM »

Looks interesting. Why not?
Exactly   +1
Logged

Larrivee Electrics - My Dream then and Now!!!!!<br /><br />Forum IV     00-03MT       #4      (Treasured)
skyline
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 440




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »

It is great to see builders trying and tweaking!

But wouldn't it be nice if they could rein in the marketing department?

"the V-Class bracing also provides better intonation for the guitar"

Better "voicing" maybe? A guitar design that relies on bracing for intonation sounds a bit iffy.

And I've never thought of bolt on necks as being "ground breaking" either.
Logged
ducktrapper
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11497




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 09:12:52 PM »

 
Logged
JOYCEfromNS
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6427



« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 09:22:31 PM »


And I've never thought of bolt on necks as being "ground breaking" either.

But Bob Taylor did - who would have thought a bolt on acoustic could sell for premium prices - that's ground breaking friend from which he is leading the charge!
Logged

Larrivee Electrics - My Dream then and Now!!!!!<br /><br />Forum IV     00-03MT       #4      (Treasured)
George
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2325




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 11:02:03 PM »

Interesting concept.  With technology advancements these days we should likely see improvements to old designs?  As far as bolt on necks are concerned, some very good luthiers, including Dana Bourgeois, have migrated to the concept and I do not see any reduction in their tonal quality...
Logged

George
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: