The TruTone is a ‘second back’ for improving your acoustic guitar’s resonance

Designed to reduce muting from a player’s body.

Mark Adams, builder of Jam Jar amplifiers, has unveiled his latest guitar invention. TruTone is described as a retrofit ‘second back’ for acoustic guitars – designed to improve on an instrument’s resonance using a basic physics principal.

TruTone is a non-destructive add-on, meaning no drilling required. It instead attaches onto your guitar with three suction cups. The main idea behind the accessory is that it reduces contact between a player and their instrument, in order to combat muting that comes from the body.

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Image: The Trutone

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Adams explained the concept on his website, saying that the idea came to him after watching a YouTube video titled ‘Making Guitars With A Physic Mind’.

“Try a little experiment: put on your guitar standing up, now put your fretting hand on the heel of the neck, strum the strings and let them ring. Now push the guitar away from your body. Can you hear the change?”

He added: “If a guitar resonates all over, what happens to the sound when you are standing up playing the instrument? Your stomach is muting the resonation. Does this then mute the whole body? Yes it does. The Trutone was born.”

TruTone is available now in both ash and sapele at £75.

Learn more about it at thetrutone.com

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