Tone Shaping & Voicing
More often than not guitar manufacturers build acoustic guitars with too much extra "meat" on the bones. They do this to accommodate for guitar players who do not properly take care of their instruments. The impact on the sound of the instrument results in low volume and poor quality notes. If you want to improve the sound of your acoustic guitar then consider tone shaping (voicing) as it will bring out the best sound that your guitar has to offer.....Unleash the voice that you never knew your guitar had!
What is Tone Shaping?
Tone Shaping (often called voicing a guitar) is the process of evaluating a guitar and making modifications to improve the overall sound and tone of the instrument. Very often the internal bracing will need to be scalloped, and nuts, saddles and bridge pins need to be replaced with better quality products and/or seated for full contact with the guitar wood. Better sound on an acoustic guitar is found throughout the guitar in bits and pieces. Whether you have a $100 guitar, or a $2500 guitar, voicing improves the sound and bring out the very best that your guitar has to offer. It is common to hear about an inexpensive guitar (that has been voiced or tone shaped in my shop) that consistently out plays and sounds better than expensive Martin, Taylor and Gibson guitars. Add a sound port in the side (additional $75) and you won't believe your ears!