Acoustic Guitar, also known as "Western" or "Folk" Guitar, is mainly used to play Folk, Blues, Rock and Country music. Physically, unlike the Classic Guitar, has steel strings, giving this musical instrument a metallic sound. It is often larger, just as its design and type are more varied; in addition, its body width exceeds the Classic Guitarra one, especially on top of it. Besides, this guitar is usually played with a plectrum to prevent steel cords from producing cuts in fingers, which is easier since it has a thin handle.
In this section you will find everything related to the parts of the Acoustic Guitar available in Maderas Barber: wood and accessories.
The acoustic guitar accessories that we offer at Maderas Barber are irreplaceable to the functionality and good finish of your instrument. From machine heads, strings, nuts & saddles or frets to all kind of decorations such as purflings, rosettes, pickguards and reinforcements for the soundboard inside.
All of our accessories have an excellent quality, chosen from the best suppliers in the industry to offer you the best option at the best price, always.
Approximate Sides measures for Acoustic Guitar: (825x125x4 mm) x2
When making a guitar everything has an influence. The idea that the top is the only element of the acoustic guitar that influences the sound is wrong. Each wood has its properties and the result can be very different according to the wood that we choose for each part of the instrument. The choice of the sides is decisive in the final result too.
Sides made with a high density wood will get to reflect the best sound of the instrument. Apart from density, thickness and height of the sides do also have an influence. Each luthier or maker uses different measures. The ticker the rings is the rigid it gets, and the less energy will be lost from the acoustic top. On the other hand, if this element of the acoustic guitar gets thinner, the resonance increases and the sound gets faster. Minor thickness sides vibrate more so the sound will become closer to flamenco and with a bigger attack.
At Maderas Barber we want to offer exactly what you are looking for. That’s why we have a large gamut of woods for acoustic guitar sides.
Approximate Fingerboard measures for Acoustic Guitar: (500x75x9 mm)
Fingerboards wood density is one of the most important properties when choosing one wood or another. It’s essential that our guitar fingerboard has a high densitybecause the acoustic properties of this kind of wood improve the volume of the sound.Hardness is also important in order to delay the wear that is usually notorious in this part of the guitar when holding the string tension and the guitarist hits.
Another fundamental property for fingerboards is a straight and uniform grain: these properties will make it stronger to breaking and more and consistent.
Most used woods by luthiers to fingerboard making has always been ebony and indian rosewood. However, new acoustic wood is discovered to become a notorious alternative due to the good design that they offer. Get to know our large variety of woods that are gaining luthiers and instrument maker’s confidence.
Wood hardness and density considerably affects resonance, timbre, strength and neck’s weight.
As the neck’s weight really influences the guitar balance, the neck’s density influences its resonance and resistance. A thicker neck will be more resistant and resounding, at least initially.
The kind of wood chosen for this part of the guitar will also have a big influence on the instrument final sound.For instance, Fender Stratocaster have a maple neck, while Guibson Les Paul are almost totally made of Chestnut wood. The two guitars are known for having different tones: Guibson are warm and full of essence, whereas the Stratocaster produces a more defined and brilliant sound.
Numbered luthiers make necks of two sticked woods that are simetricaly cut in order to obtain the rigidity of the thick woods and the beauty of the exotic woods. Maderas Barber offers a large range of possibilities for this visible and so important part of your instrument.
Approximate Headplates measures for Acoustic Guitar: (220x90x3 mm)
Acoustic guitar headplates are placed by the head board or machine heads areas and they have a similar function to the diapason. In many cases, headplates and fingerboards share the same material as it’s important that the density of the wood and the headplate be high due to the wear that it’s produced.
Many luthiers use the head board area to use a headplate with a different aesthetic that provides an exotic touch to the guitar neck. Depending on guitarists preferences, the holes of the headplates have one or another measure, but they always have enough space to the chords to be perfectly tense.
The bridge is a piece with fissures that maintains the strings guided and held in its lateral position. Bridges are designed to maintain the strings in a suitable height above the fingerboard of the instrument.
The ideal height of the bridge is the one that generates an angle in the string that produces enough force down towards to move the top, but at the same time it places the strings closely enough to the fingerboard to ease the treading of the strings.
The bridge must transfer the vibration to the topor another amplifying surface.When the strings get to move, the bridge transfer the vibration, which causes that thetopvibrates the same frequency that the string, producing a wave movement and an audible sound.
Maderas Barber offers different options to make the acoustic guitar bridge according to your preferences: from finished bridges to make your job easier to rough bridges to be adapted to your needs and getting a more customized finish.
Approximate Top measures for Acoustic Guitar (550x215x4,5 mm) x2
Thetopis the fundamental piece of the guitar and, because of it, the essential factor that decides how the sound would be. Here, the vibration of the strings are carried through the bridge and, when vibrating, the air contained in the soundboard moves, making possible the perception of the amplified sound.
The thickness of the top changes between 2,5 mm and 4 mm and it’s formed by two halves joined in the middle of the top(in the longitudinal sense of the wood grain). That’s how you get simetry in grain distribution.
The most used woods for making tops are Spruce and Cedar. Without doubt, thickness and acoustic properties of these woods are perfect to transmit a good sound throughout the soundboard.
At Maderas Barber, we offer the best qualities in the market to make your own top.
Approximate Heels measures for Acoustic Guitars (150x100x76mm)
The heel is the nexus piece between the neck and the sounding board. Despite the heel seems one of the less important pieces of the guitar, it also has influence in the sound and the acoustic of the guitar, as well as being essential to give the right rigidity to the instrument.
Luthiers form all over the world have built guitars in different ways. One of the big differences when making the guitar lives in the heel. The common option is to make the heel with the same wood material as the guitar and the headplate, but there’re many more possibilities if you prefer to give a distinct touch to your instrument. Find them with the best quality at Maderas Barber.
For an acoustic guitar, braces and soundboard braces are as important as the top or back they’re integrated in. The importance of an instrument bracing remains in the basic function that they provide for the entire instrument structure and sound.
Braces have a fundamentally structural function, while soundboard braces organize the mode of vibration of the top. Depending on the top properties, braces will be designed with a different height, width or thickness. And according to its number and position, the final bracing can have a fan pattern, a parallel or radial pattern or other kind.