By Fernando Bartolomé Zofío*
You can get amazing tones and sounds from a traditional instrument by attaching various objects to it.To do this we need to prepare the instrument so that we get the sounds we want to hear. This is known as a "prepared instrument," and in our case a "prepared guitar".
You can use paperclips, corks between strings, bottle caps between the soundboard and strings, metal cylinders, metal clips, cloth between the strings and bridge, , sticks of wood between the strings and the fingerboard, springs...
This may seem more like a secretary at his desk or a mechanic in her repair shop than a musical affair. And that’s somewhat accurate. (Continue...)