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 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 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.
The Taylor 614CE is a very high-quality guitar and it’s one of my best. It is a stand-out cutaway acoustic-electric models in the Taylor Acoustic Guitar 600 series, which feature Sitka spruce tops with Big leaf maple back and sides. The body exhibits the big maple sound in a Grand Auditorium shape; a brilliant size and shape for all types of performance. The Taylor 614CE has lovely, high quality finishing touches including an Abalone soundhole rosette; Pearl “Leaf” pattern fretboard inlays; hard rock maple neck with Ebony fretboard; gold-plated Taylor tuners; Ebony bridge and headstock overlay; white binding; with “Tusq” nut and saddle. As with all 600 series guitars the Taylor 614ce is a Venetian cutaway pre-equipped with Taylor Expression electronics. Complete with a Taylor deluxe hard-shell case, the guitar retails new for just under USD $4,000 and while not an inexpensive guitar, is worth every cent.
I bought her in 2004 in Milan