Many factory equipped electric acoustic guitars have a preamp installed on the rim of the guitar giving the performing guitarist control of their sound at their fingertips. But few owners of vintage or boutique guitars are willing to perform such modifications to their expensive instruments. Hence, the internally mounted pre-amp and the inside the soundhole controls were born.
The first thing that ran through my mind before writing this series was, “Wait. Have I done this before?” The second thought was, “Wait. I could write about this every week for 20 years and still feel good about it since I believe that once you finish babbling away at the water cooler or ego fest, what it really comes down to is the pursuit of the craft and how you go about it. Whether your craft is singing, playing an instrument, composing, gardening, cooking, writing, or even full contact tiddly winks competition, there are methods and tools to use to perfect your craft.