Liikanen 389DT - 2014 Double Top

Liikanen 389DT - 2014 Double Top

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Description

The overall character of this guitar is mellow, warm and graceful with a beautifully smooth treble voice and a very focussed and concentrated bass sound in support.

Definition is the key here – she is very much a ‘traditional spruce’ with a controlled sound, a firm feel under the fingers and almost understated ‘presence’ that speaks of plenty of potential for further development with playing. In fact as I started to play I had the feeling that I was playing a new guitar and discovered from Adrian that she had not really been properly played in by her previous owner due to unforeseen circumstances.

In Preludes 3 and 4 by Villa Lobos I was taken in by the clarity of tone especially in the high, falling phrases in no.3. it was easy to separate the sound and character of melody and accompaniment at the beginning of no.4 and because of the precise detail in her voice I loved the texture in the arpeggio section.

I particularly enjoyed playing the Tarantella by Mertz as the focussed sound really helped to highlight individual notes and the colouration, musical shaping and depth created by changing pitch, intervals and exciting harmony. This music is great fun to play and to develop when the guitar naturally enhances the drama and vitality in the music!

One of the pieces that I am learning at the moment is Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 and the consistency and control of this guitar allowed me the freedom to really explore the music enjoying a beautiful, blossoming tone and glowing supporting resonance with fantastic evenness and balance across the board. I really began to notice the guitars voice opening out at this point in breadth and projection and realized her potential. She loves nineteenth century music, from the balance and delicacy of Sor op.6 no.8 to the romanticism of study no.8 by Regondi with smooth tone bringing sweeping and majestic shape to the long and ever moving phrases. Most importantly she brings great character to the music enabling you to say what you want to through your playing.

In Mallorca by Albeniz I loved the Spanish glow and warmth of tone I could achieve with longer strokes, the deep rich sound in the inner melodies, and clear legato singing in the upper voice.

In contrast I could easily find the zest and sparkle required for the Lauro Waltzes and the full bodied, dramatic and sonorous character of Caprichio Arabe by Tarrega.

This guitar has a clear and definite musical charcter, with great consistency and balance, a distinct and concentrated traditional voice with sustain and plenty of body in support.

She brings delicacy and intimacy to your music with underlying strength, a refined rather than flamboyant voice that has loads of room to grow and develop to your playing.

The overall character of this guitar is mellow, warm and graceful with a beautifully smooth treble voice and a very focussed and concentrated bass sound in support.

Definition is the key here – she is very much a ‘traditional spruce’ with a controlled sound, a firm feel under the fingers and almost understated ‘presence’ that speaks of plenty of potential for further development with playing. In fact as I started to play I had the feeling that I was playing a new guitar and discovered from Adrian that she had not really been properly played in by her previous owner due to unforeseen circumstances.

In Preludes 3 and 4 by Villa Lobos I was taken in by the clarity of tone especially in the high, falling phrases in no.3. it was easy to separate the sound and character of melody and accompaniment at the beginning of no.4 and because of the precise detail in her voice I loved the texture in the arpeggio section.

I particularly enjoyed playing the Tarantella by Mertz as the focussed sound really helped to highlight individual notes and the colouration, musical shaping and depth created by changing pitch, intervals and exciting harmony. This music is great fun to play and to develop when the guitar naturally enhances the drama and vitality in the music!

One of the pieces that I am learning at the moment is Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 and the consistency and control of this guitar allowed me the freedom to really explore the music enjoying a beautiful, blossoming tone and glowing supporting resonance with fantastic evenness and balance across the board. I really began to notice the guitars voice opening out at this point in breadth and projection and realized her potential. She loves nineteenth century music, from the balance and delicacy of Sor op.6 no.8 to the romanticism of study no.8 by Regondi with smooth tone bringing sweeping and majestic shape to the long and ever moving phrases. Most importantly she brings great character to the music enabling you to say what you want to through your playing.

In Mallorca by Albeniz I loved the Spanish glow and warmth of tone I could achieve with longer strokes, the deep rich sound in the inner melodies, and clear legato singing in the upper voice.

In contrast I could easily find the zest and sparkle required for the Lauro Waltzes and the full bodied, dramatic and sonorous character of Caprichio Arabe by Tarrega.

This guitar has a clear and definite musical charcter, with great consistency and balance, a distinct and concentrated traditional voice with sustain and plenty of body in support.

She brings delicacy and intimacy to your music with underlying strength, a refined rather than flamboyant voice that has loads of room to grow and develop to your playing.

Specification

Table

Spruce

Back and Sides

Beautifully matched Brazilian rosewood.

Neck

South American Cedar

Machine Heads

Sloane

Finish

French Polish

Case

Hiscox Pro-GCL.

Condition

Beautiful as new condition.

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

280mm

Lower Bout

372mm

Body Depth

102mm