Gee Layered Top Guitar

Gee Layered Top Guitar

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Description

 

After playing this guitar over a few days I will summarize thus – simply put, she has a gorgeous voice!

However for the purpose of the review I will go into more detail!

I found her a joy to play from the first touch, with so much immediate depth and colour and an open and true tone. The breadth of the sound is amazing for a brand new spruce guitar and although she will probably tighten up in the natural course of development, this does speak of wonderful things to come.

The treble is smooth, round and clear, with a truly ‘singing’ voice, a tone that I describe as ‘golden’. This results in great sustain and legato melodies supporting overall phrasing and musical shape. This beautiful tone is also maintained over the range of the fingerboard as I discovered playing the first movement of La Cathedral by Barrios, giving me pure, fluid and crystal clear sound across the treble strings around the 12th fret and creating a magical atmosphere, even at this early stage.

Her bass voice really does have the wow factor combining depth and body of sound with focus and strength, intense and substantial sound supporting the whole voice and creating an impact that demands attention from both player and listener. In fact my best descriptive word for this is ‘passionate’, discovered when playing Villa Lobos preludes numbers 1 and 4 and Standchen by Mertz, achieving in all cases compelling drive, shape and momentum.

The intensity and shape of the individual notes is probably the most striking thing about this guitar. Her voice is so well supported giving flowing continuity to your music and in turn supporting her player, allowing technical and expressive freedom.

In the Sonata by Mateo Albeniz I loved the precise clarity of the sound always maintaining overall radiance with loads of volume and vitality. The consistency of treble tone across a wide range of pitch is very important in this piece and this guitar delivered with ease and vigour!

Returning to Villa Lobos I particularly enjoyed playing Prelude no.3 (quickly becoming one of my favourite pieces by the way) for the expansive, free and open sound and wide range of timbre that I could produce.

Control on this guitar is excellent and she responds to tiny adjustments in technique giving me my voice through my fingers. Highlights include magnificent sonority in the chords in the middle section and beautiful, fluid falling phrases towards the end with plenty of drama and emotion along the way.

In the Ciacona by Weiss the direct intensity of her tone came to the fore with a lovely sense of balance and control over the voicing, really bringing out the beauty of bigger intervals in the melodic line as well as the stability and compelling movement of the repeating base line.

Majesty, power and wonderful dissonance were in abundance in the Ponce Folias variations. This piece really demonstrated the range of this guitar. From big arresting harmonies to delicate weaving lines, exhilarating fast repeated chords to long, slow controlled phrases and delicate harmonics, she has the ability to fully portray and communicate the music.

The Fugue at the end is an immense piece of music, for me taking a guitarist beyond what they normally have to interpret and this guitar handled it beautifully, in particular the last section where two voices rise and rise in counterpoint to well above fret 12 accompanied by an insistent bass pedal creating screaming tension and a massive crescendo. I so much enjoyed playing this, especially the seemingly never ending build up that she gave me and the subsequent contrast to so soft and emotional.

This guitar has it all really – playability, beautifully smooth treble, magnificent full bodied basses and an overall warmth combined with balance and clarity that are so exciting and intriguing for the future - Great fun.

Selina

 

 

After playing this guitar over a few days I will summarize thus – simply put, she has a gorgeous voice!

However for the purpose of the review I will go into more detail!

I found her a joy to play from the first touch, with so much immediate depth and colour and an open and true tone. The breadth of the sound is amazing for a brand new spruce guitar and although she will probably tighten up in the natural course of development, this does speak of wonderful things to come.

The treble is smooth, round and clear, with a truly ‘singing’ voice, a tone that I describe as ‘golden’. This results in great sustain and legato melodies supporting overall phrasing and musical shape. This beautiful tone is also maintained over the range of the fingerboard as I discovered playing the first movement of La Cathedral by Barrios, giving me pure, fluid and crystal clear sound across the treble strings around the 12th fret and creating a magical atmosphere, even at this early stage.

Her bass voice really does have the wow factor combining depth and body of sound with focus and strength, intense and substantial sound supporting the whole voice and creating an impact that demands attention from both player and listener. In fact my best descriptive word for this is ‘passionate’, discovered when playing Villa Lobos preludes numbers 1 and 4 and Standchen by Mertz, achieving in all cases compelling drive, shape and momentum.

The intensity and shape of the individual notes is probably the most striking thing about this guitar. Her voice is so well supported giving flowing continuity to your music and in turn supporting her player, allowing technical and expressive freedom.

In the Sonata by Mateo Albeniz I loved the precise clarity of the sound always maintaining overall radiance with loads of volume and vitality. The consistency of treble tone across a wide range of pitch is very important in this piece and this guitar delivered with ease and vigour!

Returning to Villa Lobos I particularly enjoyed playing Prelude no.3 (quickly becoming one of my favourite pieces by the way) for the expansive, free and open sound and wide range of timbre that I could produce.

Control on this guitar is excellent and she responds to tiny adjustments in technique giving me my voice through my fingers. Highlights include magnificent sonority in the chords in the middle section and beautiful, fluid falling phrases towards the end with plenty of drama and emotion along the way.

In the Ciacona by Weiss the direct intensity of her tone came to the fore with a lovely sense of balance and control over the voicing, really bringing out the beauty of bigger intervals in the melodic line as well as the stability and compelling movement of the repeating base line.

Majesty, power and wonderful dissonance were in abundance in the Ponce Folias variations. This piece really demonstrated the range of this guitar. From big arresting harmonies to delicate weaving lines, exhilarating fast repeated chords to long, slow controlled phrases and delicate harmonics, she has the ability to fully portray and communicate the music.

The Fugue at the end is an immense piece of music, for me taking a guitarist beyond what they normally have to interpret and this guitar handled it beautifully, in particular the last section where two voices rise and rise in counterpoint to well above fret 12 accompanied by an insistent bass pedal creating screaming tension and a massive crescendo. I so much enjoyed playing this, especially the seemingly never ending build up that she gave me and the subsequent contrast to so soft and emotional.

This guitar has it all really – playability, beautifully smooth treble, magnificent full bodied basses and an overall warmth combined with balance and clarity that are so exciting and intriguing for the future - Great fun.

Selina

 

Specification

Table

Spruce Layerd Top design.

Rosette

Arrow design with new colouring.

Back and Sides

Finest 40 year old Indian Rosewood.

Head facing

Finest 40 year old Indian Rosewood.

Bridge

Finest 40 year old Indian Rosewood.

Machine Heads

Rodgers - Gee design

Finish

French Polish.

Case

Hiscox-Pro-II.

Images

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Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

53mm

Upper Bout

284mm

Lower Bout

370mm

Body Depth

100mm