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New U.S. Patent filed & background published

Yesterday, I filed my 3rd Non-Provisional Patent Application, and today published the background theory for it at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323686205_Making_Guitars_with_Multiple_Tonal_Characters   The patent involves matched, single-coil pickups for humbucking circuits with reversible magnetic poles. I have a new area for publications of papers … Continue reading

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Why guitar pickup switching patents fail in the marketplace

I’ve reviewed some more guitar pickups switching patents lately, and most if not all of the ones I’ve seen suffer design flaws that generally cause them to fail in the marketplace, for some of the following reasons: They almost never … Continue reading

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New PPA filed – June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017, I filed a new Provisional Patent Application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  It covers modifications to two types of electro-magnetic guitar pickups, with horizontal and vertical coils, to provide information on the orientation of … Continue reading

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Applying HB Pairs Analysis to the Music-Man St. Vincent Guitar

Applying Humbucking (HB) Pairs Analysis to the Music-Man St. Vincent Guitar © 2016 Don Baker dba android originals LC, Tulsa OK The Music-Man St. Vincent guitar uses a five-way switch to chose among three mini-humbuckers, positioned at the neck, middle … Continue reading

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Electronic Freedom for who?

One of the posters on /r/guitar/, a gentleman (a real one) who advocates for Electronic Freedom (EFF) and Open Source (FOSS), noted that an entire geek faction believes that all software should be free of any copyright or patent protection.  … Continue reading

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Is a Stereo Guitar Worthwhile?

For the next week or so, @TSGAxe will have a poll going, asking if a stereo guitar is worthwhile: Yes, I would buy one No, mono is best for me Anyone who wishes to sign in and reply here is … Continue reading

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First Images of Patent Pending 5th Prototype

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First Patent Application Published

The patent application for the new electric/acoustic guitar has been published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  It can be found at: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=20160027422.PGNR.&OS=DN/20160027422&RS=DN/20160027422 See News page here Here is a PDF of the first page:  patent appl page 1

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Guitar Artwork Soundboard Gallery of 20 Images

This Gallery a1  has 20 images (© 2009-2015).  One uses some Celtic design drawings from © 2010 to construct a mirror-surface “Elven War Shield” (© 2015), with carved ruby, emerald and sapphire set in copper, gold and silver.  The rest … Continue reading

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