We facilitate community documentation of guitar family instruments.
Here is how it works:
People like you submit instrument details - photos and build materials - using our simple upload process.
Guitar experts review the details for accuracy.
Approved "instrument files" are available free for the world to enjoy.
Use the green contribute button on the homepage to start the simple upload process.
Fill out the instrument detail form. Only Brand, Model and Year are required... but if you know other details, record them.
At the photo-upload page, you will notice black and white guide photos. These guide shots function as a reference for the best views and angles to photograph.
Note: Photos are easiest to upload using a mobile phone or tablet. Simply tap the guide shot to open your the built-in camera. Then take the matching photo.
About the Project
Gitwik is a reference library for instrument details to be used in repair and restoration and as an education and authentication resource. GitWik documents a wide group of large and small production-run instruments - anything of interest and likely to be researched. It will benefit from open source submission of content to address the rarity of some examples and to document the very large number of common instrument models and variants.
As a wiki, submissions can come from any source but will be curated, edited and organized by a group of various experts responsible for regularizing the information to the best of their ability. Content will always be subject to further clarification and addition of details.
GitWik is foremost a photographic resource based on a series of standardized, prescribed shots, grouped into categories of detail views. Each instrument and each view has space for text notes as well as schematics, specs and dimensional illustration and, in the long run, any sound scan or useful digital info. While upload is based on a shoot-and-insert model, the 100+ potential views are obviously not common to all examples. Also, some instrument files will be incomplete and open to completion from secondary sources.