Joel de Guzman

Manufacturing Thor: Perfect Frets Without Leveling

No more fret leveling and crowning with Thor Mark II! Intrigued? Keep reading… The key is precision… < p style=”padding-left: 40px;”>For those who have just tuned in, Thor is a carbon fiber-wood composite guitar with advanced electronics and infinite multichannel sustain. We start with a perfectly machined compound-radius fretboard. I posted about that process here: Manufacturing Thor: …

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Manufacturing Thor: Mark II

I owe a great deal of gratitude to the owners of the first Thor batch for their patience and support for the project. There has been radio silence since my last Thor-related post in January 2023, but this is not due to inactivity. Rather, we have been working nonstop to complete the project. In terms of instrument construction, this is the final version that I am happy with. I am calling this Thor Mark-2. It is a milestone!

Nu Drum Sensor?

This is really surprising! I never would have imagined! I originally intended the Nu pickup to be used as a per-string guitar pickup when I designed it. However, as time passed, it ended up being used in a variety of other applications, but who would have thought it could be used for drums?

XR-Spectra: Drop Test

We conducted a drop test to determine the durability of the XR-Spectra pickup. The pickup is dropped twice onto hard tiles at a height of one meter (video below). After being dropped, the pickup should continue to function normally with no degradation in sound quality.