Two Acoustic Guitar Guides By Rick Turner

written by Eliza

Rick has two new guides in String Letter Publishing’s  Acoustic Guitar Guides series,
“Acoustic Guitar Care & Maintenance”:
“How To Set Up Your Guitar-Truss Rod Adjustment (Part 1)”
and “How To Set Up Your Guitar-Action Adjustment (Part 2)”
These guides include video and PDF instructions.

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Customer Review of Our RS6 Deuce

written by barrypearlman

It’s always good to hear from new Renaissance customers.
Our latest model, the RS6 Deuce, adds a Seymour Duncan Humbucker, customized by us, to our 18 volt Timberline piezo system.
Here’s what Eddie Rossman, a television professional recording artist, has to share.
“The guitar is incredible, she’s perfect! I absolutely love her (named her
Isabella) and have played her [...]

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On the Bench

written by Eliza

Well actually, Andre brought the guitar off the bench and into the Santa Cruz sunshine  to take some pictures…
Here is a custom order 12 string Renaissance with Camphor burl top, ready for a pickup.

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The Buddy Holly “RT-43-45” Guitar Project

written by Rick Turner

It’s official: we are building 18 guitars for the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation, a new non-profit organization dedicated to furthering Buddy Holly’s legacy as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and the cause of music education.

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The Pretzel Guitar

written by Rick Turner

Here’s the first “neck through” instrument that I made in early 1969, a year before I co-founded Alembic and brought lutherie to that company.   I call this “the Pretzel” for obvious reasons, and it was mostly built without the use of power tools other than a Sears electric hand drill and [...]

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Player Activities

written by barrypearlman

Hi, all. Hope you’ve been enjoying the change in seasons. As we hit the deeper part of Autumn, we see some great activity from our customers and players.
One of our favorite artists, Ingrid Michaelson, performed on Good Morning America on the 19th of October as part of the Fall concert series and she was really [...]

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Checking Out Artisan Guitars

written by lanebaldwin

Greetings one and all! Here’s hoping this post finds you well and happy… and playing a TON!
Last week I traveled to the Nashville area. While there I met with several friends, showing off my collection of Renaissance instruments. (Scroll down a ways to see a video on them.) I also got to check out Artisan [...]

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Looking Back on My Trip to Santa Cruz

written by lanebaldwin

Greetings, all! I hope this post finds you well and loving life. First, I have to apologize for the lack of blog posts last week. I didn’t realize I hadn’t brought what I needed to post, and our Web Wizard was out of the office last week. (He’s off getting married and honeymooning and such.) [...]

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The RS-6 Deuce

written by barrypearlman

Hey now, Labor Day is past us till next year.  I hope all had a restful weekend and are ready to go.  We are.
With September, we really make our first strong effort to launch the RS6 Deuce model.  This new Renaissance acoustic-electric guitar has a very special feature.  A great magnetic pick up is mounted [...]

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There’s a Dead Truck in the Middle of the Road

written by lanebaldwin

Greetings once again from Corn Country. I truly hope your Labor Day weekend was fun-filled and relaxing. In fact, I wish that mine had been. It was supposed to be but, unfortunately, even the best laid plans of mice and bass players… well, you know.
Friday evening was great! We went to hear Big Creek Guitar [...]

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