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Low-Tech Solution to the “Bone” Problem

Bone has been used in musical instruments for a very long time. In fact some of the earliest known musical instruments are bone: bone flutes, then followed by various animal horns. Primitive as it may […]

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Hot Hide Glue and Glue Pots

If it wasn’t for glue, your guitar would be a small pile of kindling. What kind of glue is holding yours together? Here’s a short article about hide glue, glue pots, and their place in […]

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share your comments and feedback!

Please share your experience with others. Whether you had a recent repair completed, or received a commissioned guitar, your comments and feedback are appreciated. https://tsiorba.com/testimonials-comments-feedback/  

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Is it a blanca or a negra? La Chocolata!

La Chocolata has a lota deep brown tones, reminiscent of rich dark chocolate. Enjoy additional photos, and if possible, layer this experience with another dimension. Break a piece of nice, minimum 70% Cacao content high […]

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Paco de Lucia Playing Tsiorba Flamenco Guitar

In April of 2012, Paco de Lucia was giving a concert in Savannah, Georgia (USA). My recently completed walnut/maple/spruce flamenco guitar was lucky to meet Paco de Lucia, and to receive compliments from the maestro. […]