designer shifts the holes of a guitar to maximize instrument’s potential
 

designer shifts the holes of a guitar to maximize instrument’s potential

to evolve the stringed instruments‘ potential for contemporary players, mark roberts rethinks the shapes of traditional guitars and ukuleles as if an industrial product designer would develop a speaker. the america-based craftsman inspects the pieces at every stage to maximize the tone, volume, and playability.

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‘with the approach of an industrial product designer, I treat the instrument more like a speaker and air pump,’ explains roberts. ‘every design decision focuses on maximizing the tone-generating surface area of the soundboard, coupled with a forward-thinking tone bar system.’

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designer shifts the holes of a guitar to maximize instrument’s potential

 

mark roberts designboom

 

designer shifts the holes of a guitar to maximize instrument’s potential

 

 

mark roberts designboom

 

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designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • A good player can make any guitar sound good.

    mikek
  • Yeah nice guitars but nothing new about holes in the sides, luthiers have been doing tis for years.

    Opacus13

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