First You Cut Down a Tree... (part 15)

posted Apr 6, 2013, 7:07 AM by Hiram Philo   [ updated Jul 13, 2013, 6:05 PM ]
Friends have asked what interrupted my posting on this Shadow Valley cedar guitar project.  Well... while laid up with a back injury I got a hair brained idea for improving guitar amplification and have filed a patent for it. Since the application has U.S. patent pending status, I feel free to share a link that demonstrates my device in action. I am reluctant to give too many specifics about my invention in a public forum as I anticipate it will be a significant period of time before I can file for international patent rights. I have been very satisfied with the function of my prototype. However, to date  no one else seems to share my enthusiasm enough to use it for public performance. If I continue to be unable to stimulate demand for this device; even if the invention never makes it past the prototype phase, I will have no regrets about "sitting on an idea" without ever having done anything to promote it.

Below is the demo of a guitar recording with and without my invention turned on. Some people are unable to hear any difference while others immediately detect an increased percussive quality to the recording when the device is on. Please give a listen: 


YouTube Video

With this update out of the way, I promise to start catching you all up to date on the Shadow Valley Cedar guitar with my next post.
To view this series from the first post, click on this link: First You Cut Down A Tree
To view the next post in this series click on this link:First You Cut Down a Tree... (Part 16)