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Upcoming Festivals 2016 - 2017!

29FrontViiewHere is a preliminary list of some upcoming guitar festivals and competitons. Mountain View Guitar Festival, April 28,29, 2017, Lone Star Guitar Festival and Competition, June 8 through June 11, 2017 and last, The Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and Competition in Fullerton, California, June 19-24, 2017.  Plan to attend or compete in these guitar competitions and festivals!

 


 

Open Classical At Buon Giorno Coffee

If you like open-mic, I highly recommend the Open Classical at Buon Giorno Coffee in Fort Worth.  I was lucky enough to get some press by showing up with my latest guitar and giving it a 15 minute workout on stage!  StarTelegram2Yes I played and was later interviewed for the Star Telegram.  It is a great venue with some real talent giving their best vocals, guitar solos and more! Read more here!

 

 

New Gallery Album - Commissioned Guitars

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  We have added a new Gallery Section with some photos of some recently commissioned guitars.  There are several sets of photos to view and we plan to add more as we complete additional commissions.  All of these newest guitars are double tops, one is a Cedar/Cedar and two are Spruce/Cedar soundboards.  To learn more, click here!

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This album shows photos of Aaron Ringo in the process of making fine hand crafted Wood Ring Guitars.  There are hundreds of steps involved.  These are just a few to give you an idea of what goes into each guitar produced for the Wood Ring label.

Wood Ring Guitars

Wood Ring guitars are hand crafted by Aaron Ringo in Weatherford, Texas.  It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to make each guitar.

Wood Ring Guitars
Wood Ring guitars are hand crafted by Aaron Ringo in Weatherford, Texas.  It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to make each guitar.
Materials Arrive and the Building Process Begins

Many hours go into the selection of materials that go into each guitar.

Materials Arrive and the Building Process Begins
Many hours go into the selection of materials that go into each guitar.
German Spruce and Western Red Cedar Tops

Before the tops are shaped and thicknessed, we do extensive testing to be sure the raw materials meet our quality criteria.

German Spruce and Western Red Cedar Tops
Before the tops are shaped and thicknessed, we do extensive testing to be sure the raw materials meet our quality criteria.
Soundboard Material Test - Successful!

After the soundboard materials have passed a battery of tests, Aaron then thicknesses and shapes the top.

Soundboard Material Test - Successful!
After the soundboard materials have passed a battery of tests, Aaron then thicknesses and shapes the top.
Geometry of the Classical Guitar

The shape of the classical guitar is the result of decades of experience from world famous luthiers and players around the world.

Geometry of the Classical Guitar
The shape of the classical guitar is the result of decades of experience from world famous luthiers and players around the world.
Chladni Tests of the Soundboard

Chladni tests are used to help determine the final thickness of the soundboard by revealing resonant frequency information about the top.

Chladni Tests of the Soundboard
Chladni tests are used to help determine the final thickness of the soundboard by revealing resonant frequency information about the top.
Soundboard Deflection Tests

Soundboard deflection tests are used to be sure it can withstand years of string tension and for tuning the soundboard for optimal performance.

Soundboard Deflection Tests
Soundboard deflection tests are used to be sure it can withstand years of string tension and for tuning the soundboard for optimal performance.
Preparing to Laminate the Sides

In Aaron's latest guitars, the sides are laminated to add strength at a lower weight.  Here the pieces are laid out for the lamination process.

Preparing to Laminate the Sides
In Aaron's latest guitars, the sides are laminated to add strength at a lower weight.  Here the pieces are laid out for the lamination process.
Bending the Sides

Here Aaron is carefully bending the wood side material using heat, steam, and pressure to form the wood into the shape of the guitar.

Bending the Sides
Here Aaron is carefully bending the wood side material using heat, steam, and pressure to form the wood into the shape of the guitar.
Preparing the Kerfing Strips

The laminated kerfing strips provide a solid gluing surface for the joining of the guitar's back, top, and sides.

Preparing the Kerfing Strips
The laminated kerfing strips provide a solid gluing surface for the joining of the guitar's back, top, and sides.
Attaching Kerfing to the Guitar Sides

Here the kerfing is being glued to the laminated side of the guitar.

Attaching Kerfing to the Guitar Sides
Here the kerfing is being glued to the laminated side of the guitar.
Sides are Prepared for Raised Neck

An angle cut in the sides of the guitar to achieve the raised neck effect, allows for much easier access to the higher frets for the player.

Sides are Prepared for Raised Neck
An angle cut in the sides of the guitar to achieve the raised neck effect, allows for much easier access to the higher frets for the player.
Completed Sides of Two Guitars

Two completed sides ready for assembly, one is Cocobolo and the other Indian Rosewood.

Completed Sides of Two Guitars
Two completed sides ready for assembly, one is Cocobolo and the other Indian Rosewood.
Gluing Braces Using a Go-Bar Deck

After the glue was applied, these lattice braces were held in place using a go-bar deck to assure the strongest bond possible.

Gluing Braces Using a Go-Bar Deck
After the glue was applied, these lattice braces were held in place using a go-bar deck to assure the strongest bond possible.
Fan Braces

We use a fan bracing scheme for the soundboard which contributes to the deep rich luxurious sound associated with the finest classical guitars.

Fan Braces
We use a fan bracing scheme for the soundboard which contributes to the deep rich luxurious sound associated with the finest classical guitars.
Tuning the Fan Bracing

The braces are carved and shaved until a careful balance between soundboard tuning and strength is reached.

Tuning the Fan Bracing
The braces are carved and shaved until a careful balance between soundboard tuning and strength is reached.
Back Bracing

The back bracing receives careful attention with regard to tuning and strength as well.

Back Bracing
The back bracing receives careful attention with regard to tuning and strength as well.
Lattice Bracing Option

Some players love the strong bold tones produced by lattice bracing.  We offer this as an option.

Lattice Bracing Option
Some players love the strong bold tones produced by lattice bracing.  We offer this as an option.
Attaching the Binding and Purfling to the Body

Gluing the binding and purfling is not easy!  Here Aaron uses very strong rubber bands to hold them firmly in place.

Attaching the Binding and Purfling to the Body
Gluing the binding and purfling is not easy!  Here Aaron uses very strong rubber bands to hold them firmly in place.
Cutting the Rosette Channel in the Soundboard

Custom rosette creation is tedious time consuming work.  Here Aaron is cutting a channel in the soundboard.

Cutting the Rosette Channel in the Soundboard
Custom rosette creation is tedious time consuming work.  Here Aaron is cutting a channel in the soundboard.
Soundboard with Rosette Channel

Soundboard with a channel cut out for the rosette.

Soundboard with Rosette Channel
Soundboard with a channel cut out for the rosette.
The Rosette - Ready to be Installed

Rosette made from bookmatched pieces of Amazon Rosewood.  A one-of-a-kind rosette!

The Rosette - Ready to be Installed
Rosette made from bookmatched pieces of Amazon Rosewood.  A one-of-a-kind rosette!
Adding Decorative Strips to the Rosette

Adding hand-made decorative strips to the interior ring of the rosette.

Adding Decorative Strips to the Rosette
Adding hand-made decorative strips to the interior ring of the rosette.
Shaving the Rosette Down to Level It

Using a rabbit plane to shave the decorative strips of the rosette down to the level of the soundboard.

Shaving the Rosette Down to Level It
Using a rabbit plane to shave the decorative strips of the rosette down to the level of the soundboard.
Beautiful Shavings

The shavings give a hint of how beautiful this rosette and trim are going to be on the finished guitar.

Beautiful Shavings
The shavings give a hint of how beautiful this rosette and trim are going to be on the finished guitar.
 
 
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