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Workshop on composite guitars vs wooden guitars: Two different views on design

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 1 (Sound Modeling, Acoustics and Signal Processing). It will take place on March 28, 2011 in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

What
  • Research Workshop
When Mar 28, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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Registration

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Description

This is a workshop on guitar design, composite materials vs traditional materials. Specifically, we will have two views on guitar design from two guest speakers: Robert Godin from Godin Guitars and John Decker from Rainsong Instruments.  The workshop will start with a presentation on the basics of materials and composite materials from a layman’s point-of-view in order to facilitate understanding of the two design presentations.  The subsequent discussions will focus on the merits of the two design methodologies and emerging trends for the future.

Guests

  • Prof. Larry Lessard, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University
  • Robert Godin, Godin Guitars, Montreal
  • John Decker, Rainsong Instruments, Hawaii

Schedule

  • 13:00 - Prof. Larry Lessard, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University: Introduction to composite materials: "How can composite materials be used to help in the design of musical instruments?"
  • 13.45 - Robert Godin, Godin Guitars, Montreal: Traditional material guitars
  • 14:30 - John Decker, Rainsong Instruments, designer of carbon fibre guitars, Hawaii: Composite guitars
  • 15:15 - Coffee break
  • 15:30 - Discussion session
  • 16:30 - Light buffet and drinks
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