Topic: DOCUMENTARY: Building an Acoustic Guitar

This is a fascinating 1-hour documentary, featuring Michael Greenfield (Greenfield Guitars, Montreal, Canada) demonstrating the tedious, painstaking process of building a quality acoustic guitar. I posted a video awhile ago in "Tuesday's Flying Fingers" of Andy McKee playing his newly acquired Greenfield right in this shop. Price-wise, these things are way out my league (at $10,000 and up) but it's fascinating to watch a master at his trade. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAeXskZHC2o

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Re: DOCUMENTARY: Building an Acoustic Guitar

Tenement Funster wrote:

This is a fascinating 1-hour documentary

Thanks, saved to watch for later!!

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Tenement Funster I watched the complete video and really impressed with the time it takes to build them and how one teaches others.  I also have watch several videos watching hand made classical guitars and their processes are much the same. Your video TF is worth the time to watch.

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TF interesting video thanks for sharing,

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I watched this over 2 nights - amazing craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing TF!

Rule No. 1 - If it sounds good - it is good!

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I made the first 30 min, gotta finish it.

Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection.  Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
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Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is  indescribable.

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As a cabinet maker "back in the day", I really appreciate his knowledge of how wood reacts to moisture, temperature, stress factors changing when cut, the glues he uses, etc. These factors have to be managed, and there's no way they can be rushed. It's a real treat to watch someone do something when they're highly skilled, and care about what they're doing ... whatever it is.