Ainsworth Spruce Guitar

Ainsworth Spruce Guitar

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Description

 

This is a very ‘immediate’ guitar with a voice that sings out clearly and easily from your fingertips, open and well rounded tone with a character that I think is quite vivacious, and colours at the brighter end of the spectrum – deep reds to ‘spicy’ oranges.

The clean and clear tone is key to the character, and, combined with the quick response and firm feel, she makes voicing relatively easy for her player, giving plenty of attack and intensity when asked for and reacting to fuller strokes with a lovely body and depth.

In Birds Flew Over the Spire by Gary Ryan, the balance across the strings gave me great separation within the overall campanella resonance allowing me to bring the voices in and out easily while also enjoying the warm blended background sound.

The control that the guitar gives is reassuring for the player and builds confidence as you start to realize what you can achieve.

I could hear the potential here, the developing voice as you play and push the guitar, always the most difficult thing with a new spruce top guitar. Here the evidence for me is in the open, but controlled treble strings with their glossy and polished tone, and in the firm and full bodied bass voice, as well as in the bright and lively character which will fill and develop but always retain its sparkle and life.

In the Villa Lobos Preludes (which I love again!) the definition enabled me to hear and highlight all the details and to develop the texture in the fast arpeggios while enjoyed smooth and sustained tone across the long melodic phrases. The guitar also encourages you to bring out the drama in the music, which is of course the whole point! I particularly liked the powerful chords in no.3 and the free singing treble in the falling melodies.

In Day in November by Brouwer I loved the control of tone that I could achieve with an excellent range of colour, smooth transitions and definition between melody and accompaniment.

I finished with Milonga by Cardoso, a piece that highlights the strengths of this guitar; control and definition, concentration of tone that has a great impact when bringing out the syncopated rhythms, vitality of character and a full, colourful and vibrant voice.

I really enjoyed playing this guitar and think that she is at the start of an exciting journey, one that will be fulfilling for her new owner, helping to develop their musicianship and enjoyment of the classical guitar.

Selina.

 

 

This is a very ‘immediate’ guitar with a voice that sings out clearly and easily from your fingertips, open and well rounded tone with a character that I think is quite vivacious, and colours at the brighter end of the spectrum – deep reds to ‘spicy’ oranges.

The clean and clear tone is key to the character, and, combined with the quick response and firm feel, she makes voicing relatively easy for her player, giving plenty of attack and intensity when asked for and reacting to fuller strokes with a lovely body and depth.

In Birds Flew Over the Spire by Gary Ryan, the balance across the strings gave me great separation within the overall campanella resonance allowing me to bring the voices in and out easily while also enjoying the warm blended background sound.

The control that the guitar gives is reassuring for the player and builds confidence as you start to realize what you can achieve.

I could hear the potential here, the developing voice as you play and push the guitar, always the most difficult thing with a new spruce top guitar. Here the evidence for me is in the open, but controlled treble strings with their glossy and polished tone, and in the firm and full bodied bass voice, as well as in the bright and lively character which will fill and develop but always retain its sparkle and life.

In the Villa Lobos Preludes (which I love again!) the definition enabled me to hear and highlight all the details and to develop the texture in the fast arpeggios while enjoyed smooth and sustained tone across the long melodic phrases. The guitar also encourages you to bring out the drama in the music, which is of course the whole point! I particularly liked the powerful chords in no.3 and the free singing treble in the falling melodies.

In Day in November by Brouwer I loved the control of tone that I could achieve with an excellent range of colour, smooth transitions and definition between melody and accompaniment.

I finished with Milonga by Cardoso, a piece that highlights the strengths of this guitar; control and definition, concentration of tone that has a great impact when bringing out the syncopated rhythms, vitality of character and a full, colourful and vibrant voice.

I really enjoyed playing this guitar and think that she is at the start of an exciting journey, one that will be fulfilling for her new owner, helping to develop their musicianship and enjoyment of the classical guitar.

Selina.

 

Specification

Design

2017 Fan Strut.

Table.

70yr Old Swiss Pine.

Back and Sides.

2 piece back constructed from the finest Indian rosewood beautifully bookmatched as can be seen in the photographs.

Rosette.

Spalted Beech, Individually designed, no two rosettes are the same.

Neck.

Mahogany

Machine Heads.

Gotoh 35G1600.

Finish.

Danish Oil front with French polish back and sides.

Case

Hiscox Pro II

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

53mm

Upper Bout

280mm

Lower Bout

370mm

Body Depth

100mm