Recently, BTEG has received a huge influx of new traffic and with it some basic questions about what it is, why it is and how to get the most out of it.
So if you’re new to the site, let me share a few tips to help you get the most out of this frequently updated guitar site. And if you’re an old timer, you may learn something new so stick around…
What is Building the Ergonomic Guitar?
Frequently updated, this site is dedicated to the subject of ergonomic guitars – their design elements and construction as well as coverage of the professional and amateur guitar makers who build them and the guitarists who play them.
Musicians in general have long suffered from instrument design that doesn’t consider the way the human body works. Back pain, hand pain and finger pain are common issues. While some never suffer ill effects, many suffer quietly in pain. Some even give up as they end up with loss of function due to the ravages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other forms of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
Some may think of this as “suffering for your art” when in reality there’s no need. Viable options exist and BTEG is your source and catalog for these alternative guitars and approaches.
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The guitar blog contains over
130 200 articles, 100’s of pictures and almost 1000+ 2000 comments across 12 different topics (or categories). And with new articles published 2-3 times a week, there’s always something to check out.
Also check out the recently created Forums for even more content.
For content no longer on the home page, you have several easy ways to find what you want:
- 1. Use the Search box – powered by wpSearch – to track down content.
2. Scroll through the Archives (use the navigation menu) where you’ll see a month by month listing of article titles.
3. Explore individual Topics accessible in the tabbed sidebar section.
If you’re new here or just haven’t commented yet, I’d enjoy “meeting” you. Feel free to leave a comment below with your name and a short introduction. I’d be interested in how you became interested in the subject matter.
One of my favorite parts of this site are the comments left by readers. Through your comments, we learn from each other and gain new perspectives and insights. So read the articles and comment away!
Welcome and thanks for visiting Building the Ergonomic Guitar!