Rothel Spruce Guitar

Rothel Spruce Guitar

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Description

On first playing this guitar has an open and glowing sound with clear, freely singing notes that have obvious depth and quality of tone supported by mellow resonance and excellent sustain.

When playing Birds by Gary Ryan these characteristics give the player a sense of freedom and relaxation moving around the guitar. Her smooth and silky overall voice combines lovely clarity on individual notes with a beautiful, warm and blended campanella sound.

She is very sensitive to small changes in finger speed and angle of stroke which gives the player great control and an already wide colour palette.

This is of course very exciting for the future as she plays in.

The sound really blossomed as I put more energy through the strings achieving strong and full bodied sound without too much effort.

The bass voice is substantial and vibrant with plenty of richness and velvet in the character as well as the definition that highlights the melodies, for example towards the end of Rosita where energy was very much in evidence.

In Sor’s D minor study, op.6 no.9, this concentrated bass tone gave me great harmonic drive and harmonic support to the flowing sixths in the melody. This full lower voice gives freedom and support to the developing treble voice which is showing fantastic potential in its polished and creamy tone and initial tightness, indicating plenty more to come.

This was nowhere more obvious than in my favourite Lauro Waltz. I was able to achieve real sparkle and fizz in the top voice with plenty of excitement in the syncopated rhythms due to the clarity and definition of tone up to the highest register.

In Capricho Catalan I loved the balance between a fruity and full bass rhythm and a glowing treble melody while, in complete contrast, the same control in By Candle Light by York gave me fluid and full gentle rounded tone. The range of softer sounds is always an indication of quality of tone.

I think that the key here is the focussed and even voice. A concentrated sound that has real musical impact and gives the guitarist so many choices.

Funnily enough this was summed up for me by Villa Lobos study no.1. Some may think this strange but with this guitar the control and evenness across the range, as well as an easy left hand action and response to right hand touch, gave me harmonic drive, intensity of sound, energy and movement.

Great fun.

Selina.

On first playing this guitar has an open and glowing sound with clear, freely singing notes that have obvious depth and quality of tone supported by mellow resonance and excellent sustain.

When playing Birds by Gary Ryan these characteristics give the player a sense of freedom and relaxation moving around the guitar. Her smooth and silky overall voice combines lovely clarity on individual notes with a beautiful, warm and blended campanella sound.

She is very sensitive to small changes in finger speed and angle of stroke which gives the player great control and an already wide colour palette.

This is of course very exciting for the future as she plays in.

The sound really blossomed as I put more energy through the strings achieving strong and full bodied sound without too much effort.

The bass voice is substantial and vibrant with plenty of richness and velvet in the character as well as the definition that highlights the melodies, for example towards the end of Rosita where energy was very much in evidence.

In Sor’s D minor study, op.6 no.9, this concentrated bass tone gave me great harmonic drive and harmonic support to the flowing sixths in the melody. This full lower voice gives freedom and support to the developing treble voice which is showing fantastic potential in its polished and creamy tone and initial tightness, indicating plenty more to come.

This was nowhere more obvious than in my favourite Lauro Waltz. I was able to achieve real sparkle and fizz in the top voice with plenty of excitement in the syncopated rhythms due to the clarity and definition of tone up to the highest register.

In Capricho Catalan I loved the balance between a fruity and full bass rhythm and a glowing treble melody while, in complete contrast, the same control in By Candle Light by York gave me fluid and full gentle rounded tone. The range of softer sounds is always an indication of quality of tone.

I think that the key here is the focussed and even voice. A concentrated sound that has real musical impact and gives the guitarist so many choices.

Funnily enough this was summed up for me by Villa Lobos study no.1. Some may think this strange but with this guitar the control and evenness across the range, as well as an easy left hand action and response to right hand touch, gave me harmonic drive, intensity of sound, energy and movement.

Great fun.

Selina.

Specification

Design.

Fan Strut.

Table.

Austrian Spruce hand cut by Jochen many years ago.

Neck.

South American Cedar.

Back and Sides.

Indian Rosewood.

Rosette.

Jochen's design made from Ebony, Maple, Rosewood & Violetta..

Bridge.

Madagascar Rosewood with twin hole string tie.

Machine Heads.

Klaus Scheller.

Finish.

French Polish.

Guitar Case.

Humicase Protege.

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

278mm

Lower Bout

365mm

Body Depth

97mm