the proud new owner of a Rosewood OM with Englemann Spruce
Top. I spent a long time, more than a year in search a new
acoustic guitar that I would be able to use both for recording
and live performance. I wanted an instrument that would have
a warm and full sound when plucking melodically, but also
very responsive when strumming hard. It was also very important
to me that it would be very easy to play, soft on the fingers,
low action. I found that this guitar had all these attributes.
into the studio the day after picking up the guitar to start
recording an album. The guitar sounds beautiful – even
when strumming very hard the tone is fantastic, the tune (the
notes or music) always comes through very strongly, never
being overpowered by percussive sounds. When plucking it gives
crystal clear and warm tone. The producer was so impressed
that he asked if he could record the guitar for programming
music in the future, as he absolutely loves the sound.
looking forward to performing live with the guitar. It handles
beautifully, especially because of its slim body. Despite
the smallish body its sound is still massive, which fantastic.
very thankful to Hugh Cumming from Hugh’s Fine Guitars
for guiding me exceptionally well in choosing a guitar that
absolutely suites my style, preferences and requirements.
He has a fantastic range of guitars to choose from, every
one of them a master piece. He went into great depth explaining
the specifications of each guitar, the different sorts of
woods used, its influence on the sound, etc. He also set the
guitar up perfectly, as I mentioned I went into studio the
next day, and after playing on the guitar for a couple of
hours it was ready for action.
buy a guitar from Hugh is a musical experience, be sure to
book out at least a couple of hours for a visit – you’ll
play on many guitars that would suite your style, he’ll
go into great depth in explaining the specs of each guitar,
he’ll show you the fine vintage guitars from his personal
collection and every time I visited we ended up playing a
couple of songs together. That is music business as it should
– personal, professional and fun.