'LGR Network Luthiers' are Professional Guitar Makers or Lutherie Schools
Schools in particular have a great potential to do research due to their freedom from commercial considerations, for example, a group of students can make many guitars of the same models which allows for a lot of comparison options
purely for research purposes.
Possible Areas of Research
Making acoustic guitars (steel-string and/or nylon string) from non-tropical wood and comparing them for sound and aesthetics against the same guitar model made with tropical wood (either newly made or from their own stock). The guitars can be assessed either using own developed test methods, or using (some of) the test methods developed for the
Research Project click here to see them/
The non-tropical guitars should be 100% made with wood that is sustainable, local (i.e. from your own country/continent) and not commonly used in guitar making (i.e. no maple). Click here to look at the species we used so f
Let us know if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we offer ?
We plan to hold LGR Network Events where LGR Network Luthiers can exhibit their non-tropical guitars (even if they made only one guitar and have not been able to compare test it), attend interesting lectures and workshops, and meet with other guitar makers and musicians. There may also be an opportunity for your guitar to be played before a public audience.
We have also launched a "Leonardo Guitar Research Facebook Page" where LGR Network Luthiers can post research-related items, pictures, etc. In this way, musicians and the wider public can keep up to date with the latest developments.
If you are a professional guitar maker (acoustic steel-string and/or nylon string),
Click here If you want to be listed in our database of luthiers who build with non-tropical wood.