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#1 posted 07-17-2017 08:58 PM

All the major contemporary guitar factories are now CNC based. Entry level instruments have never been better, at a time when amateur and boutique building have never been more popular, with many skilled makers. An acoustic instrument’s top is the most important tone/response component. An optimum balance between timber species, individual top thicknesses, and bracing dimensions is, at the moment, a human activity in the custom shop. The line instruments are all carved to a mean. Play 10 identical line instruments and one will stand out from the rest as optimum. Will the day come when a machine can successfully evaluate the tap tone/voice of each top? Probably. This won’t stop passionate amateurs from building, top boutique builders will most likely still hand voice and continue to have a small share of the top end.

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