Gee Torres Inspired

Gee Torres Inspired

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Description

 

This is a wonderful little guitar; little that is in physical size but with a striking presence and a distinctive and musical personality. Her tone is sweet and pure, a warm character with intense, engaging trebles and a gorgeous bass voice that is full bodied and radiant giving fantastic support and depth to the overall voice.

As I played I discovered that she is not a guitar to be pushed and played ‘hard’, but rather, enjoys encouragement and coaxing.

This review in fact was a good reminder for me that we need to learn ‘how’ to play a new guitar to get the best response and sound, and every guitar is different. With encouragement her voice grew in depth and focus as I played and with each piece I discovered new details of colour and tone that got me quite excited!

As a maple Torres instrument she has a special and unique voice designed for purity of tone, direct projection and balanced, ‘true’ singing notes. For the review I played mostly Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire and really enjoyed great variety of tone perfect for bringing out the drama and emotion of the repertoire. For those of you who are familiar with my reviews (and so my likes) you will not be surprised to hear that I played a lot of Mertz!

In Abendlied the voicing was gorgeous with texture and definition in the accompaniment and lovely clarity and sustain in the upper melody, all supported wonderfully by strength and substance in the bass. Standchen, my absolute favourite at the moment, really had the wow factor. In some ways the sound is difficult to describe. Earlier I said ‘sweet’ though this does not mean that it lacks impact. Far from it. The notes are intense, a pure and concentrated sound that brings out the details, definition and texture in the music.

Her bass voice delivered deep, full bodied harmony and sustain allowing me to highlight the triplets of the melody moving against the steady quavers of the middle voice giving a great feeling of freedom in the counterpoint and also freedom of expression.

In contrast to Mertz, in Prelude BWV999 by Bach with its constantly moving semiquavers the clarity across the arpeggios was great, very easily to highlight the bass ‘melody’, and fantastic blending of sound that resulted in driving harmonic tension and movement throughout the piece.

Back to Mertz the Tarantella gave me a chance to try out speed and excitement and I was delighted with the precise articulation and response, clear and precise notes that build texture and rhythm as the music builds with lovely sparkle in the treble to exploit and it all becomes very exciting!

Finally to Tarrega - wonderful repertoire for this instrument. Rosita and Capricho Arabe highlighted all of her best features; natural and strong romantic character; a beautiful, ‘traditional’ singing voice, and warmth and richness of tone contained within pure and direct notes - all of which gives texture, drama and emotion.

For me that’s what its really all about.

Selina

 

 

This is a wonderful little guitar; little that is in physical size but with a striking presence and a distinctive and musical personality. Her tone is sweet and pure, a warm character with intense, engaging trebles and a gorgeous bass voice that is full bodied and radiant giving fantastic support and depth to the overall voice.

As I played I discovered that she is not a guitar to be pushed and played ‘hard’, but rather, enjoys encouragement and coaxing.

This review in fact was a good reminder for me that we need to learn ‘how’ to play a new guitar to get the best response and sound, and every guitar is different. With encouragement her voice grew in depth and focus as I played and with each piece I discovered new details of colour and tone that got me quite excited!

As a maple Torres instrument she has a special and unique voice designed for purity of tone, direct projection and balanced, ‘true’ singing notes. For the review I played mostly Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire and really enjoyed great variety of tone perfect for bringing out the drama and emotion of the repertoire. For those of you who are familiar with my reviews (and so my likes) you will not be surprised to hear that I played a lot of Mertz!

In Abendlied the voicing was gorgeous with texture and definition in the accompaniment and lovely clarity and sustain in the upper melody, all supported wonderfully by strength and substance in the bass. Standchen, my absolute favourite at the moment, really had the wow factor. In some ways the sound is difficult to describe. Earlier I said ‘sweet’ though this does not mean that it lacks impact. Far from it. The notes are intense, a pure and concentrated sound that brings out the details, definition and texture in the music.

Her bass voice delivered deep, full bodied harmony and sustain allowing me to highlight the triplets of the melody moving against the steady quavers of the middle voice giving a great feeling of freedom in the counterpoint and also freedom of expression.

In contrast to Mertz, in Prelude BWV999 by Bach with its constantly moving semiquavers the clarity across the arpeggios was great, very easily to highlight the bass ‘melody’, and fantastic blending of sound that resulted in driving harmonic tension and movement throughout the piece.

Back to Mertz the Tarantella gave me a chance to try out speed and excitement and I was delighted with the precise articulation and response, clear and precise notes that build texture and rhythm as the music builds with lovely sparkle in the treble to exploit and it all becomes very exciting!

Finally to Tarrega - wonderful repertoire for this instrument. Rosita and Capricho Arabe highlighted all of her best features; natural and strong romantic character; a beautiful, ‘traditional’ singing voice, and warmth and richness of tone contained within pure and direct notes - all of which gives texture, drama and emotion.

For me that’s what its really all about.

Selina

 

Specification

Table

Spruce.

Rosette.

Gee Arrow design.

Back and Sides.

2 piece Maple back.

Head facing.

Rosewood.

Bridge.

Rosewood.

Machine Heads.

Pegheads.

Finish.

French Polish with a mirror like finish.

Case.

Hiscox-Pro-GCL.

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Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

51mm

Upper Bout

27.5mm

Lower Bout

35.7mm

Body Depth

95mm