This Takamine is the only 12 strings guitar I own in my collection and it is a gift arrived directly from Japan, after one of my last professional visit in the Country of the Rising Sun.
It’s a good one even if I’m not a great lover of twelve stringed instruments. I just picked up lately for a strum with some friends and the sound is full and crisp at the same time. Not bad at all.
It’s fine to have it around.
This is a very special guitar for many reasons. One because is a pleasure to play and get in hands. Then because it has been purchased in Japan and last but not least it sound in a brilliant way. It’s an Ibanez Custom Shop electric made out of a regular S5000 series but with a lot of differences, starting with the precious pearl inlays decorating all the body and the neck. The body is really thin but capable of producing a powerful sustain sound. The Floyd Rose tremolo system is the golden one and it’s very easy to setup.
This is clearly a great acoustic guitar. I found mine at the Guitar Center in Sunset Boulevard at LA with a little help of my dear friend Paolo. I was actually looking for an extremely more expensive Taylor whes he came to me asking to check out this one: it was a marvellous Takamine EAN 40 C, one of the best guitar money can buy for around a thousand bucks. And it comes with a flight case!
This is a special guitar you can play for days without turning out tired or bored. It is a solid body classical guitar with nylon strings almost unusual and difficult to find nowadays. It sits there in the middle of the collection and sometimes it happens I played it for a few days, just for fun. The neck is perfect and even the amplified sound is quite good making it desirable if you need to record some guitar parts especially through computer interfaces using software plug-ins for effecting the bare sound.
The quality of the body is more than acceptable, obviously has nothing to compare to Gibson CEC but you save many, many bucks on buying it. The contoured body is sleek but the sound is still good with some peculiar sustain that makes this guitar adorable because of its little weight. If you can find one somewhere give it a try and buy it.
This canadian manufacturer has always made interesting and good guitars but it gets my attention when the guitar I used to drive the Roland Guitar Synth got lost and I need to replace with something else. As explained by the manufacturer, this is a three-voice guitar featuring electric and acoustic guitar sounds, plus the infinite possibilities provided by synth access.
Long ago, in 1985, Kaman Corporation came out with the Collectors Series Limited Edition model year with a cutaway body and a new preamp circuitry with a three band graphic EQ. The guitar has a shallow body and a very good sound for being so thin Continua a leggere→
The original Gibson Chet Atkins Classic Electric Cutaway (CEC) was a revolutionary solid body classic guitar with the typical nylon strings and a fake sound hole in the middle of the front top. As deep as a regular Les Paul guitar was great to play and easy to have and the leg or on the shoulder even for a prolonged period of time. It has just two controls, volume and tone, on the front shoulder, easy to locate but not so easy to manage. Continua a leggere→
I’ve been in love with this guitar since I’ve seen her the first time on a live concert in London. Some of my favourite artists used them in the ongoing show. I knew already the Ovations but I never imagined something like that would exist. Of course it was outrageously expensive for my pockets so it remained a dream for a long time. Until I found her again hanging in a shop in Santa Cruz, on a day I was there for a business trip. Now she’s here with me, getting along with my beautiful Taylor. We are pretty happy to be all together now. One of the main feature is the stereo output that creates a fantastic sound effect when the guitar is plugged to a mixer or to a couple of amplifiers.
I was lucky to get in hand a pre-production Parker Guitar when I was at the KORG USA headquarters in Long Island around 1991 looking like a regular red Stratocaster. What really impressed me was the incredible weight: so light, I can’t believe it would sound properly. After less than a year I was holding in my hand my brand new blue Parker Fly with its contoured and peculiarly shaped poplar body. Still I love the guitar for its versatility and multiple sounds and for its fake acoustic sounding bridge, very used in ’90s fusion and world music records. With a weight that is less than two kilos you can use it on stage even for a Band Aid concert without feeling tired or stressed.
Still a jewel in the entire guitar world panorama.