Last week, while I was preparing for a visit
with the “Northeim Ukulele Ladies”, I came across
a couple of boards of quilted maple that I had
nearly forgotten about. Just the right wood
for a copy of a guitar that I made in 1989.
And then…. the visit was so much fun that
I actually forgot to check the setup of their
ukuleles – good excuse for one more visit!
My favorite fiddle player in Germany
has launched his homepage!
No Bluegrass on this one!
Just a couple of houses down the street
from Pär, Peter Funk is preparing for the
release party for his new album
“From Maui To Memphis”.
New Year? Old problem!
String sets for
I’m getting more and more inquiries
concerning strings for Weissenborn-style
Q.: Can you recommend any ready-packed
string sets for Weissenborn guitars?
A.: No! Some I just don’t like and some
should bear a big red warning label.
My instruments are set up for open D tuning
and I use Thomastik Brightbronze or
Plectrum single strings and sometimes
Martin SP MA540 (0.012 replaced by 0.014).
Tension wise, I try to stay as close as
possible to 11.5 kg (25.35lb) per string.
Here are the tension calculators that I use:
I have to admit that higher tensioned
strings are easier to control, but what
you gain in control you might lose in tone.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
It’s that time again!
I’m not talking about Christmas.
It’s the time of shrinking tops and protruding
frets. Here is an online calculator that might
help you to keep your instruments safe during
the cold season.
The air around your guitar should contain no
less than 7.8 g/m3 of water.
Some species of wood are more prone to
cracking –Brazilian Rosewood and spruce
are at the top of the list.
Backs for future ukuleles!
New homepage and new neighbors
Hope you like my new site!
Please don't look for details.
Better call me or send me an
Love my new neighbors, very friendly - as long
as you stay on your side of the fence.