Doing a proper, professional instrument set up demands skill and experience. The components influencing sound and playability of the instrument are thoroughly examined, as is the interaction with the playing style of the guitarist. After finishing this workshop you will have a better understanding of construction and mechanical properties of the instrument. You will gain insights into the influence the different components have on sound and playability.
In this workshop we will start with the fundamentals of guitar building. From there, we will zoom in on different components that have a major influence on set up, like:
- Nut radius and depth
- Fretboard radius and curve
- Bridge radius and height
- Proper set up of pickups
- Fretwork thickness and radius
- Gauge and kind of strings
- Playing style
Each instrument is unique, playing styles and techniques vary widely and all players have different wishes as regards playability and response of his instrument. These differences should be taken into account when doing a quality set up.
If you have any questions or want to inform about participation, please contact Riccardo.