Guitar Interactive headed over to the Boulder Creek stand at
NAMM 2013 to find out more about their revolutionary new bracing
system for acoustic guitar tops and to get the lowdown on their new
products for 2013. Watch the video below.
Suspended Bracing System (SBS)
Many years ago a designer decided that there must be a better
way to brace the soundboard of a guitar to allow more vibration and
yet keep the strength and stability of the guitar top. It seemed
that if the bridge could be secured without using traditional
X-type wood bracing, the top would vibrate more freely. This would
allow greater sustain, volume, and an overall richer tone.
The "Suspended Bracing System" (patent pending) was developed by
Mike Shellhammer in conjunction with Morgan Hill Music in the
Silicon Valley. By using less points of contact and less bracing
around the bridge area, the guitar top vibrates freely but
maintains its strength and stability. The exclusive aluminum tone
bars allow the top to vibrate up and down, but not flex when string
tension is applied. The aluminum bars secure the bridge but are
suspended 1/2 inch below the top to avoid dampening the vibration.
The bars are then attached at each end of the soundboard to secure
The "SBS" system is simply a better way to brace a guitar. The
tone, balance, and additional sustain are the results. Don't
compare the sound of a Boulder Creek guitar with the sound of other
guitars in the same price range. It's not fair to the other
To find out more head to www.bouldercreekguitars.com
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