The Trampoline Guitar
The Trampoline Gutiar - my descent into madness. This design has been on my mind since 2017, and my recent success on YouTube has allowed me to pursue my passion for experimental guitars. The focus of this design was to determine the purpose of the 'recurve' (the perimeter of the soundboard, which is usually carved slightly thinner.) Benedetto, for example, believes that the recurve is an integral part of the top tuning process, whereas Parker has described the recurve as "cute." I figured that the best way to resolve this debate was to remove the recurve altogether! The results were somewhat inconclusive. While the instrument is surprisingly stable and sounds bright, it's hard to tell the exact results as there is no 'baseline' on which to judge. In time, perhaps I will build a replica, less the 'floating top.'