Professional Advice for Those Caring For Flood-Damaged Guitars

Roy Bowen and Scott Leedy of RS Guitarworks in Winchester, Kentucky had it in their hearts to reach out to Houston area musicians, documenting their experiences gained while working with flood-damaged guitars during the big flood in Nashville back in 2010.  The Unbrokenstring Crew is honored and blessed to be able to publish this document…

Guest Blogger – How Not To Buy Your Child A Guitar

WooHooo!  This posting is the fiftieth blog post for The Unbrokenstring Crew!! I asked my high school sweetheart and wife of thirty-eight years, Glenda Latchaw, to tell her story concerning a disturbing event that she witnessed while shopping for guitars.  This story is offered in juxtaposition to my blog entry http://unbrokenstring.com/engineers-tips-selecting-first-guitar/ and is intended as…

An Engineer’s Tips For Selecting Your First Guitar

A guilty pleasure of mine is to sit in the ‘acoustic room’ at a national chain guitar store and play expensive guitars.  When I was growing up, we had no real opportunity to see and hear, even less to touch and play, expensive guitars. Nowadays, it’s easy to have unfettered access to so many models…

The Greatly-Hated But Mandatory “About Me” Post

A co-worker asked for an e-mail that she could send to her musician friends who were looking for someone to fix their stuff.  I sent this text:   The Unbroken String         David Latchaw, EE Mainly focused on difficult or unusual repairs on wooden stringed instruments such as guitars and basses, amplifiers of all technologies, sound…

On Performance

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players” wrote William Shakespeare, in his play As You Like It. Hmmm…  Not much of a stretch to visualize a guitarist up on the the stage.  We’ve seen thousands of pictures and videos (no exaggeration here) of guitarists in performance.  However, even with your guitar in your…