Contemporary Acoustic Guitar by Trevor Gore and Gerard Gilet

These two books by Australian physicist Trevor Gore and luthier Gerard Gilet contain the most authoritative and comprehensive information available on how guitars work, and how to build them.

Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build: Volume 1: Design Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build: Volume 2: Build
Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build: Volume 1: Design and Volume 2: Build, by Trevor Gore with Gerard Gilet.

The two volumes together provide a theoretical background and practical foundation for the design and construction of acoustic guitars with more than 800 pages and over 1200 detailed photos and illustrations.

Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build: Volume 1: Design
Expect heavy physics and maths in volume 1. Trevor Gore is a physicist and he worked with Gerard Gilet for 15 years to produce these two volumes. (Excerpt from Volume 1: Design.)

Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build: Volume 1: Design
A graph showing the response of a popular brand of classical guitar strings. (Excerpt from Volume 1: Design)

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Why is modern art so bad?

Why is much modern art so bad?

Because it lacks aesthetic sensibility, rhythm and a bunch of other things.

Mr. Florczak left out the destructive effect of post-modernism and it's nihilistic word games. But this video is a great conversation starter.

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

A video about why so much modern art is just so bad, with artist Robert Florczak:For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.

Posted by PragerU on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Good artists can dance

I've sometimes thought of framing my aprons and selling them as "in the style of Jackson Pollock". I could probably write a book about how to do it. It might sell really well.

But I won't do either of those things. Why not?

I've sometimes thought of framing my aprons and selling them as "in the style of Jackson Pollock"
This is my apron. Not a Jackson Pollock. What is the difference?

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