R.M. Mottola, former engineer turned non-profit luthier, wrote an interesting article on the value of making guitars that address one of the bigger health risks among guitar players – tendonitis. While Mottola focuses on bass guitar design, his thoughts are just as applicable to building electric guitars – Tendinitis Among Bass Guitar Players: An Instrument Builder’s View.
Of great interest to anyone interested in practicing prevention, the article is of particular value to sufferers of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) or other forms of Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD). In any case, it’s an excellent read for any guitarist looking into a new guitar purchase or simply taking stock of their current guitar gear.