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Shop stuff #157: Guitar intonation theory

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Blog entry by JimDaddyO posted 04-29-2019 01:23 AM 323 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 156: A saddle of bone for an acoustic guitar. Part 157 of Shop stuff series Part 158: Roubo bench part 12...Veering away from tradition with the long stretchers »

Nope, not making anything this time. Except maybe making your head spin. Guitar intonation can be figured out using maths. It just takes a little bit of thought and logic, and the pieces will finally fall into place. The maths are not difficult when it comes right down to it. A bit of division and multiplication, no algebra, trigonometry, or calculus needed. I try to simplify just how guitars work in this video. A bit of a rabbit hole, but it’s one I enjoyed going down.


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#1 posted 04-30-2019 04:20 AM

Jim,

Thanks for this explanation. I’ll never make a guitar but now I better understand the complexities of getting it right. This was well presented and easily understood.

L/W

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