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Recently I had to modify the pickups that I use for my Siracusa guitars. They had three terminals, and I wanted to add a fourth, which I will use for a really interesting variation that I’ll explain soon. I thought that I could take a few photographs and explain how crazy it is to do Read more about Pickups for Siracusa Guitars[…]
Not long ago, in my last post here, I explained how I had modified the design of the pickguard in my Siracusa 16R model so that it had a master volume control. There I wrote:
Throwing away a design and a complex component does not make anybody feel good, but this other design is so stuffed with great ideas that I feel happy after all. Right now I can’t find anything that I dislike (we’ll see in a few weeks…)
And, as expected, I found something that I didn’t like. Read more about I can’t sit still!
I have been making guitars with piezo sensors integrated inside the bridge, that I make myself from piezo plates. I am not going to talk about that now (I’ll do it), but about a particular design, that I call “Siracusa 16R”, that I have been working on.
Not long ago I designed a pickguard for my Siracusa model with new pots of long rotational life, explained here. Not much later I did the same for the tailpiece of my Berlin II guitars, here. A couple of months ago it was the turn of the Siracusa 16 tailpiece. Read more about More potentiometers…
Note (January 2021): This content was published (with some modifications) in issue #141 of the prestigious magazine American Lutherie.
Some of my guitars are very light. On these, I must refine my building techniques to guarantee that they have a long life without problems. Recently, I devised a new technique for making the side lining of these instruments that will make them stronger. I liked it so much that I’ll use it for all my models. To my knowledge, no one has done this before, so I am happy to share it with the guitar making community!
The Siracusa 16 is the new addition to the Siracusa concept family, this one with a larger soundbox. Far from being a catch phrase, this guitar is 100% acoustic, 100% electric!
Read more about Siracusa 16: 100% Acoustic, 100% Electric
I just delivered this seven-string guitar, based on my Berlin-II model. At first glance both look similar, but there are important differences.
My latest guitars of this model have a new peghead design, shorter and lighter. Read more about New Peghead design for my Berlin-II guitars
I am working on a project that I had on the back burner since long ago. It is a guitar based on my Berlin model, but simplified in several details: a single soundhole, conventional top/back (instead of “double”, with Nomex honeycomb cores) and bracing. Read more about New spin-off from the Berlin model
I have built tailpieces like this before, but this is the first with a “treble bleed” circuit which enhances the treble content at low volume. Read more about Another Tailpiece with Volume and Tone Controls