Bohemian Guitars: The Science Behind The Music

The Science Behind the Music

The Metal Bohemian guitar body interacts with the strings and pickup to create harmonically rich tones. Not only are our guitar pickups sensing the vibrations of the guitar strings, but they are also picking up a new range of vibrations emitted from our metal Boho bodies. This produces a much richer and wider range of tones. 


As you know, an electric guitar produces sound via a magnetic pickup. The pickup mounts to the guitar body and “senses” the vibrations from the guitar strings. The pickup is a series of bar magnets with copper wire wrapped around it as many as 10,000 times—making it an electromagnet.  The vibrations of the strings lead to vibrating currents in the coil of the electromagnet. On a Bohemian Guitar, the vibrations produced from the strings are also transferred into the metal body of the oil can. This leads to the pickup “sensing” the vibrations from the strings and the vibrations from the body of the guitar itself. This creates a unique, rich tone unlike a traditional wooden-bodied electric guitar