He discusses a number of examples, handsomely reproduced in thirteen black-and-white plates, but, more importantly, he also begins to develop a set of principles to aid scholars in evaluating the verisimilitude of artistic representations of fretboards
. Although painters may seem to have rendered their musical subjects with a high degree of realism, this is no guarantee that they have faithfully reproduced the often-subtle distances separating individual frets.
2017 for TOUTS was a mix of shows with Liam Gallagher and Kasabian, flying sex toys, bloodied fretboards
, frenzied fans and this - a fantastically nasty, punk rock rant.
Tech tools like Little Bits synthesizer kits, 3-D printed fretboards
, and Makey Makey banana pianos are fun, accessible, and easy to learn.
The wipes are available in three varieties--String Cleaning Wipes, Polish Wipes and Lem-Oil Wipes for cleaning and conditioning fretboards
Take the celestial white dots on a black field of the only non-flora painting on view, Dot: He carved out hundreds of thimble holes in plywood, hammered in white plastic inlays typically found on guitar fretboards
, and then sanded down and stained the surface.
They designed their own headstocks, used math to align their fretboards
properly and installed all of the guitars' hardware, from the pickups to the tuner pegs.
"I make the fretboards
. I make everything." Lacroix uses woods from ebony to cherry and focuses on balance and playability, noting that luthiers' claims of great tone woods is overblown.
Bert Weedon distilled the finger-picking knowledge of a lifetime into a slender guitar manual, Play in a Day, a teach-yourself bible that chaperoned teenagers called Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Pete Townshend and Keith Richards, along the fretboards
of their newly acquired guitars.
Finally, Gibson just introduced a model of guitars using torrefied maple for fretboards
in place of the mahogany imported from India being held by the Feds as potential evidence.
There was a final flurry of fingers across fretboards
, a smash and clatter of metallic percussion and a fierce, raucous harmonica.
Underpinning it all are the furious flamenco fretboards
of Rick and Mark Del Castillo, the Brotherhood duo who combine subtle Spanish tradition with express train rock and roll.
Today he's an internationally acclaimed master of all things with fretboards
, and this solo disc, some of it multi-tracked, is a stunning example of his lateral thinking on the instrument.