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PART TWO: Guitar Factory Tours In The Lincoln MKX

by:QY Precision      2019-09-19
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I went back to the 2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label.
I put a bunch of new CDs on the center console, including Leon redborn on track, the horrible Strau brothers in my arms, the music life of Lonnie Johnson, moving!
The guitar art of Hank Garland and some others.
As I traveled north to St. Louis Obispo, home to two guitar factories that were unlikely, the Revel sound system helped time to fly through.
Through an accidental family contact, I managed to arrange a private tour of the musician\'s factory.
Plant manager Trevor Franco took an hour out of his busy schedule to accompany me through the company\'s 40,000-
Square feet of music guitar factory.
This company does not offer regular public tours so I am lucky to have this opportunity.
The musicians were founded by former Fender employees Forrest White and Tom Walker in 1971, Leo Fender himself (
Founder of Fender guitar)
Early investors, behind the scenes.
In 1975, Leo Fender became the president of musicians.
He left the company in 1979 and was acquired by Ernie Ball in 1984.
Ernie Bauer is a leading guitar string manufacturer operating in a factory in Cochella, California.
The musician is complete.
A subsidiary of Ernie Bauer
The signature artists of the musicians include John petruch, Steve lucaser, Steve Morse and Albert Lee, all of whom are highly respected names in the music industry.
Franchi graduated from the nearby California Institute of Technology, St. Louis, in industrial engineering.
To my surprise, he is not a guitarist.
His interest is quality control and finding ways to make guitars as cheaply as possible, while \"eliminating monotonous labor\" from the process \".
Many employees in the music factory have a long working history with the company, and Trevor\'s goal is to protect them from repeated stress, while improving the efficiency of machinery and processes in the factory.
Musicians make about 10,000 guitars a year (
Or about 50 guitars a day)
In the factory in Obispo, St. Louis, there are a large number of instruments, but far from the volume of Taylor or fender.
The musician guitar starts at about $2,350 and the JP 15 quilt top Maple, signed by John pertruch, costs up to $4,500.
Music Man\'s factory has an impressive level of technology, with CNC cutting machines and some industrial robots working with human craftsmen, but the focus here is more on human touch.
Each guitar is built in sequence and tracks the production process from start to finish.
The company is proud of its artist models and special versions.
A budget project called \"pure\" after the current company president sterling silver ball (Ernie’s son)
, Licensed at off-
Shore facilities.
Franchi stressed that the difference between musicians is quality, craftsmanship and personality.
He believes that the technology in his factory frees people to do what they are best at, which is fine detail and manual work that no machine can replicate.
I didn\'t get a chance to play the musician, but I can do a few guitars.
They have a solid feel, perfect structure and great detail.
Instant impression of quality.
Pick up a musician guitar and you will know that you are holding an example of an advanced craft.
My next stop is another place in Obispo, St. Louis.
I parked Lincoln MKX in a small industrial park and found the way to the National Park. Phonic Guitars.
National steelmaking-
The body cavity guitar ukulele and mandolin.
The company was founded in 1989 to build guitars based on the design of the National String Instrument Companylived company (1927 -
About 1941)
From Los Angeles.
One of the original national designers was John dobera, who left in 1928 and found the Dobro guitar.
\"Dobrox\" has become a general term, a cavity-
Although the brand continues to be made by Gibson, it is equipped with a guitar.
Co. is one or a series of cones in the guitar body for amplification and projection of sound.
There is a circular metal plate or grate instead of a traditional sound hole under the strings.
The design was developed to help the guitar compete for volume in the electrified age.
The difference between countries is the choice of metal body
Sometimes it\'s steel, sometimes it\'s brass.
The metal body brings a sharp sound to the guitar, which the resonance cone emphasizes.
The Blues guitarists quickly adopted steel guitars, partly because of their sound and volume, and partly because of their durable construction
Suitable for the hard life of touring musicians.
The classic national is recorded by blues artists such as Tampa Red, Son House and Gary Davis.
For the first time, by looking at Leon redborn, he played a gorgeous steel and learned about the National Guitar
At the beginning of 1980, bodied Style 0 toured.
A similar guitar, engraved with a Hawaiian palm tree pattern, appears on the cover of \"brother in arms\", 1985 album of \"terrible bondage.
Now the country produces 1,000 guitars a year, at their 10,000-
Square feet of space with 23 employees.
Their catalog includes 75 different models, and almost all instruments are ordered in a month\'s time
Long waiting list
They make all kinds of instruments, some of which are made of steel, some of which are made of brass, some of which are made of German silver, and some of which are made of wood.
All the enthusiasm. National Reso-
The sound guitar starts at about $1,800 and the wooden Reso single cone of brass body style 4 Tricone costs up to $8,500.
National offers a free visit to their factory.
Welcome to Eric D.
Smith, president and CEO of the company and Jason T.
Workman, National general manager, for the next two hours we will explore the process of making the National Guitar.
Smith is not a guitarist; Workman is.
Both are committed to the integrity of the production process and produce the highest quality instruments they can produce, respecting the legacy of Dopyera design while gently pushing their lineup to the future.
Smith is proud to present the company\'s high-tech waterjet cutting machine and CNC router.
The computer of the control tool can save unlimited commands for multiple models, thus keeping the small factory flexible.
Opposite the high-tech machine is something very old.
School machine press bed, huge cast iron monster used to press metal into guitar body shape.
Smith showed me the patent dates on the large machines that started at 1930.
They were purchased for guitar, refurbished and re-used-
Services should be provided in the coming decades.
Smith and workers see themselves as caretakers of national brands, and the instruments they produce prove their sincerity and attention to detail.
Most of their employees have been working for five years or more and the company runs a four-
Schedule 10 hours a week, which employees consider a positive attitude towards the working atmosphere.
After the visit, I had the opportunity to sit down and play various national instruments.
Heavy metal-
Sound instrument feel and sound are different from any guitar I \'ve played and induce the progress and lick of blues from my fingers.
I can play all day and the worker is happy to play together and show his jazz style with the tingling ragtime rhythm.
At least in my imagination, the sound of the resonance guitar will immediately bring me back to the past.
I reluctantly stripped myself off the National Guitar, lit the MKX and drove to Santa Cruz, a few hours north of St. Louis Obispo.
Santa Cruz is a typical representative of the California beach town.
Just 60 minutes from San Francisco on the Pacific coast, where Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz, the mascot of Santa Cruz University, Sami banana nose slug worm, gives some tips on the leisurely atmosphere of the town.
Santa Cruz is also home to Santa Cruz Guitar (SCGC).
Richard Hoover, Bruce Ross and William Davis were established in 1976 at the lutherie boutique in the United States.
Hoover eventually acquired Ross and Davis and has been in charge of the company.
He resisted the urge to significantly expand the SCGC, keeping guitar production at about 700 a year.
Hoover and his group of luthiers focused on making better guitars instead of more.
\"What makes us better is not scalable,\" Hoover said . \".
SCGC employs 20 employees: 16 luthiers, 3 administrators and Richard Hoover.
Artists who have played the SCGC guitar include Brad Paisley, Brian May, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Glen Frey, Janice Ian, Lawrence ·
Hoover visited his small factory for free at 2: 30 p. m. Thursday and 10: 00 a. m. Friday.
Find Richard Hoover.
The led tour of Santa Cruz guitar is equivalent to getting the original Guitar World of Henry Ford
Lead to visit the Rouge factory.
Hoover is the most popular professor of philosophy.
His thick beard and gray ponytail were offset by studious horns.
Glasses and casual work clothes.
Hoover, with obvious pride and passion for the guitar, led our 8-person tour through the factory.
Similar to the Taylor guitar mantra about responsible and sustainable wood harvesting, SCGC is very picky about the acquisition of wood.
Due to the relatively small number of guitars made, SCGC is able to take advantage of the unique opportunity to salvage wood.
Hoover showed us a piece of mahogany and until recently it was at the top of a bar in Chicago.
Nowadays, by cutting down a living tree, the old growing wood cannot be found, because the old growth is mostly clear for decades.
SCGC and other guitar manufacturers have saved valuable resources by rescuing and reusing old wood, and have also been stable and good
Aging wood that can be used.
Hoover shows how guitar makers shape the tone forest to get the desired vibration properties and sounds from the instrument.
The process is to raise the level of science to the level of art, the level of manual and craft to the level of the public
Production companies like Taylor and fend have never even hinted.
The scientific part of the equation can be programmed on a CNC machine, and SCGC does use these parts to help guitar manufacturers rough parts and avoid repeated operations that can cause damage.
Hoover and his team are hardly ludans, using sophisticated machines like the Plek machine, which uses computer control to fine tune the settings and tone of the guitar.
But SCGC is good at the artistic part of guitar making.
The team at Hoover was inspired by the great violin maker to try to make guitars for all ages.
Every detail is considered to provide a playable, perfect guitar with great tone and intonation.
Not only that, the guitar was built to restore the original state
After all, a great guitar should be played a lot.
At the end of reducability, the body and neck of the SCGC guitar are painted separately and then connected together during assembly.
In this way, if the guitar needs a neck or body repair later (
Most guitars will be at some point in their life)
, The guitar can be removed without destroying the finish.
The design of SCGC was originally inspired by the Golden Age of American guitar architecture, 1930 and 1940 Martins and Gibson.
Since then, the SCGC catalog has expanded to include more than 75 buildable models ranging from around $3,500 to $12,000 depending on the model, configuration, wood selection, and customization options.
After the visit, Hoover generously spent more time with me to discuss my paper on adding luxury to the product with human craftsmanship and interaction.
His company is a major example of theory in action.
The SCGC guitar is available not only for its quality, but also for the human story behind it, for a higher price.
When you order the SCGC guitar (
All SCGC guitars are customized)
Take advantage of a private consultation with Ultimate Guitar concierge Richard Hoover himself.
Hoover accompanied me to MKX, where I showed him some of the ways Lincoln redesigned
Human nature is introduced in its black label model.
We programmed a route into GPS for Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz, a guitar store with some stock of SCGC models.
Hoover called them to let them know I was playing his guitar before I left town.
When I sat down to play the SCGC models, I felt like I had a connection with them, as I had always imagined, with a guitar in my hand.
They play like a dream, the movements and settings are perfect, and they sound better than any guitar I \'ve ever played.
I am totally in love with the SCGC guitar that I can play all day in the comfortable store of Sylvan Music.
Silwan also had Taylor guitar, and I had a few more on my back. to-Reverse comparison.
I appreciate the Taylor couple, but I still don\'t love them.
I have swallowed the story of SCGC, hook, line and sinker.
Now, it\'s time to leave Silwan music and drive back to my home in Los Angeles.
It took me a long time to think about the quality of the 2016 Lincoln MKX and how what I learned during my visit to the guitar factory applies to its luxurious properties.
The story of the car is important to me because I believe it will have an impact on many buyers, especially the premium ones.
If a car is just a means of transportation, then technically it should be the most important thing.
But cars are more than just transportation.
This is also an extension of its owner.
In terms of economic means, the vehicles we choose are not only suitable for our needs, but also for our self.
We buy cars that we think we deserve and pay extra for tangible and intangible properties.
We pay more for the quality experience, which is the Black Label product Lincoln strives to provide.
Lincoln improved Lincoln\'s brand and driving experience by introducing human elements into MKX.
This effort can set a new direction for Lincoln, giving high-end buyers reason to consider their vehicles again and differentiate them in crowded markets full of skilled car choices.
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