.... what a beautiful sound has matured out of the cutaway sunburst acoustic you made in 1997. It has grown on me to the point that it is now my favorite guitar from a playing and a sound point of view. The craftsmanship all round is wonderful and the sound hole marquetry is a special delight to the eye.
It has grown on me to the point that it is now my favorite guitar from a playing and a sound point of view.
The tonal accuracy and overall balance across all the frequencies from very high to very low is really noticeable especially when I record with it, usually on a pair of matching Audio Technica 4033 large diaphragm mikes.
It also has much more volume and warmth than anyone would expect from a small bodied cutaway acoustic that would normally be perfect for jazzy crisp sounds cutting through, but in the passing years the warmth has increased noticeably. It still has a crisp top as well but the warmth has surprised me and those who have heard the un doctored raw recordings of it on my studio Tannoy monitors.
So thanks for a fine instrument that has got right under my skin in the last 14 years and made itself a great friend to me as it has started to write songs all on its own! Now I will embark on retrofitting a good internal mike and transducer. Thanks and good luck with all you do.
Nick has fixed up two guitars for me in the last year. He took the mess I gave him (one of them was literally in bits) and gave me back stunning working guitars! For incredibly reasonable prices to boot! Highly recommended! The man is a guitar fixing legend!
*"Thanks Nick the PRS is really good, I hadn't realised it was so far out, great job."
*"Re: Aslin Dane - Hi Nick, Just writing to say what a great job you did on the guitar, worth every penny."
*" I put my Schecter in the best hands in Wiltshire, twice, and each time was nothing short of an amazing service. I had a full intonation setup and string change (Floyd Rose) and a Sustainiac Stealth Pro fitted, remarkable work. Going to be my Luthier for as long as I'm in the South West."
*"Had a chance to put it through its paces and I love it. Thank you so much for such a terrific job, really very much appreciated. Till the next time!"
*"In the last year I have visited Nick twice. He took what can only be described as a 'piece of wood with 12 strings on it' and transformed it into a workable/gig-able/play-able 12 string guitar. He then took my brand new Yamaha AX500 with a very high almost unplayable action and set it up beautifully - set just right for an 'open-D' tuning and it's now just a joy to play. "