Paul Sheridan 2007 Lattice Braced Guitar

Paul Sheridan 2007 Lattice Braced Guitar

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Description

 

For me this was memorable as a review of surprises. I started with a clichéd idea of what to expect from this type of instrument and by the end I had learned that I would not do that again!>

She is a heavy instrument to hold with a carved back and raised fingerboard and of course lattice bracing designed for power and volume, none of which is really ‘me’.

However as soon as I settled down to play I found that the guitar was very well balanced on my lap with the weight giving a solid and secure impression and in no way effecting posture or freedom of movement.

Her voice is huge with an immediate, loud and full-bodied response that gives you that concert hall feel wherever you are. This was as expected but the surprise came with the definition and clarity across the range of the guitar that complimented the power by giving ‘easy’ control to the player and also the lovely, concentrated, rounded and vibrant tone that was consistent throughout and always maintained its ‘quality’ however much I pushed the volume.

Her character is strong, dynamic and outgoing with a full, rich sonority and resonance in support. The treble is glossy and radiant and the bass is wonderfully full and fruity as well as articulate and firm, never becoming woolly or too fat and unclear.

Another surprise was the volume and projection achieved from a light right hand touch. You really do get the impression of an amplified sound and acoustic response wherever you play.  In fact I found that I had to really put more effort and thought into playing softly as apposed to strong projection.

Having said this as I played I quickly learnt how to get the most from the guitar and discovered a wide and exciting range of tone and dynamic while maintaining clarity and detail.

In Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 the bass tone pushed the momentum of the music beautifully with a lovely fluid feel to the upper arpeggios and distinct harmonic movement.

Again contrary to my expectations the guitar conveyed the simplicity, voicing and detail in Birds Flew over the Spire and my Mertz nocturne clearly and without fuss.

In moving on to Abenleid by Mertz I discovered that the ease of right hand technique was reflected in the left hand with effortless barres and freedom of movement that I did not expect. My final surprise was the realization that a “big voice” guitar really excelled at playing detailed and subtle music as well as the loud and flashy stuff! And this is what I enjoyed most with this guitar. In Tedesco’s Tarantella I achieved a great vibrant feel, strong projection and clear, rhythmical articulation giving fluent speed and character.

My final and favourite piece was Standchen by Mertz. Here the guitar excelled in freedom of sound and technique allowing me to highlight the contrasting rhythms and textures, especially the triplet against quaver passages, with fantastic depth and breadth of sound and rich bass supporting clear singing melodies.

This guitar has a magnificent and striking voice and will certainly take her new owner on a journey of discovery and delight.
Selina

 

For me this was memorable as a review of surprises. I started with a clichéd idea of what to expect from this type of instrument and by the end I had learned that I would not do that again!>

She is a heavy instrument to hold with a carved back and raised fingerboard and of course lattice bracing designed for power and volume, none of which is really ‘me’.

However as soon as I settled down to play I found that the guitar was very well balanced on my lap with the weight giving a solid and secure impression and in no way effecting posture or freedom of movement.

Her voice is huge with an immediate, loud and full-bodied response that gives you that concert hall feel wherever you are. This was as expected but the surprise came with the definition and clarity across the range of the guitar that complimented the power by giving ‘easy’ control to the player and also the lovely, concentrated, rounded and vibrant tone that was consistent throughout and always maintained its ‘quality’ however much I pushed the volume.

Her character is strong, dynamic and outgoing with a full, rich sonority and resonance in support. The treble is glossy and radiant and the bass is wonderfully full and fruity as well as articulate and firm, never becoming woolly or too fat and unclear.

Another surprise was the volume and projection achieved from a light right hand touch. You really do get the impression of an amplified sound and acoustic response wherever you play.  In fact I found that I had to really put more effort and thought into playing softly as apposed to strong projection.

Having said this as I played I quickly learnt how to get the most from the guitar and discovered a wide and exciting range of tone and dynamic while maintaining clarity and detail.

In Bach’s Prelude BWV 999 the bass tone pushed the momentum of the music beautifully with a lovely fluid feel to the upper arpeggios and distinct harmonic movement.

Again contrary to my expectations the guitar conveyed the simplicity, voicing and detail in Birds Flew over the Spire and my Mertz nocturne clearly and without fuss.

In moving on to Abenleid by Mertz I discovered that the ease of right hand technique was reflected in the left hand with effortless barres and freedom of movement that I did not expect. My final surprise was the realization that a “big voice” guitar really excelled at playing detailed and subtle music as well as the loud and flashy stuff! And this is what I enjoyed most with this guitar. In Tedesco’s Tarantella I achieved a great vibrant feel, strong projection and clear, rhythmical articulation giving fluent speed and character.

My final and favourite piece was Standchen by Mertz. Here the guitar excelled in freedom of sound and technique allowing me to highlight the contrasting rhythms and textures, especially the triplet against quaver passages, with fantastic depth and breadth of sound and rich bass supporting clear singing melodies.

This guitar has a magnificent and striking voice and will certainly take her new owner on a journey of discovery and delight.
Selina

Specification

Table

Cedar

Back and Sides

Stripey Ebony

Rosette

Unique

Fingerboard

Ebony raised fingerboard

Machine Heads

Schaller

Finish

Lacquer

Case

Presto Fibreglass.

Condition

Good Condition

Dimensions

Scale Length

640mm

F/board Width

52mm

Upper Bout

285mm

Lower Bout

368mm

Body Depth

104mm