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July 20, 2011
The Feedback Resonance Guitar follows a similar construction, using electromagnets to vibrate each of the instrument’s six strings at a variety of frequencies. Notes can be artificially sustained, and the guitar can also play traditional rock “feedback” tones without the usual corresponding rise in volume – handy if you want to avoid blowing your amp.
By harvesting rare rosewood from Brazilian forests cut down in the 1920s, and 100-year-old mahogany planted for Britain’s Royal Navy — a reverberating echo of empire — Hoover has indulged the “scientific romance” of a boutique guitar-making movement that he himself carved out.
Family and music have intertwined for generations in the Avett family. The son of a Methodist preacher father and a formally trained pianist mother, Avett learned piano and violin before he took up guitar. Avett’s love for music spread to his sons Seth and Scott Avett, leaders of the acclaimed Americana band the Avett Brothers.
Introduced to the trade by guitar visionary Gary Kramer (the mastermind behind Kramer Guitars), Bean launched his own business in 1975. At Travis Bean Guitars, the California native produced some 3,600 instruments, developing a loyal customer base, including star musicians like Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.