Double back, double top, double rims or...

We love double tops, and double backs, and double rims. We love them as long as they are well built. Guitarists are constantly looking for better projection, resonance and volume but we've seen - through the years - that many select the wrong choice of double anything for their guitars.  Once we had a guitarist come to the shop, frustrated with his double back guitar. It took us very little to see that the problem was that what he really needed was a double top guitar. He bought a double top and that was it. His face changed completely. And so did his playing. He writes us from time to time, grateful for the advise. He lives in Brazil.  

Double tops and double backs provide a superior amount of sustain and volume. However, some guitars compromise string separation, definition and articulation for volume. 

To be continued...

Posted on December 29, 2016 .