National guitar dating
The awards reflect the growing recognition that the hip allure of making guitars – in a program endorsed by the National Science Foundation with more than million in grant money over the last decade and now in 47 states – hits the high notes as a scheme to get more students excited about learning the principles of science.While Pennridge, in Perkasie, currently offers the only for-credit classroom program in the region, teachers from a number of districts – including Council Rock, Pennsbury, Rose Tree-Media, Hatboro-Horsham, and Upper Dublin – have trained at STEM Guitar workshops, laying the groundwork for future expansion of the concept.Many thanks need to go out to the main contributors to this list besides yours truly.The great Jimmy Noise worked on this list and added a ton of information, and Nate De Mont of De Mont Guitars gave up just about everything he had for this project.“Some guitars just play better than others.” In guitar-making classes like the one Peitzman teaches at Pennridge, assembling an acoustic guitar is a much harder task than the more basic electric versions, since the type of wood and the craftsmanship are more critical for shaping the sound.He said he’s learned the best woods for guitars come from Central or South America or Africa, but the governor’s STEM team decided to take on the more difficult task of using native wood from Pennsylvania.One thing I learned from this project is that some dudes are holding on to their information for various odd reasons and really don’t want to give it up. As of late, the great Bill Menting has been filling in some of the missing information, and again, I appreciate it! Also, a million thanks goes to the excellent work of Michael Wright, who was writing and researching these guitars when people were just as likely to throw them in the trash. That fellow has done some really excellent work compiling all sorts of information regarding guitar brands from all over the world, both past and present.Now before all you curmudgeons and codgers start blasting away at the information compiled here, I want you to stop and think about my mission for a moment.
And when they aren’t cheap and everyone thinks every old guitar is worth a boatload of money, then I’ll move on and start my beer can collection again. As with any good research, primary sources are the best.
This is just to help people out, so maybe somebody can rediscover the guitar of their youth.
Maybe someone can connect with that eager teenager that wailed away in a garage in the middle of nowhere. This is not for profit or to raise prices on these Japanese guitars.
…They’re really interested in the guitar, and they want the guitar to work.” The students even get a whiff of chemistry when they use a swirl dip to create wild and sometimes psychedelic patterns on the body of an electric guitar.
Another founder of the nationwide program, Purdue University mechanical-engineering professor Mark French, said the guitar has proved to be a remarkable teaching tool.