Ainsworth Spruce Guitar

Ainsworth Spruce Guitar

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Description

IN STOCK

It was obvious to me from the outset that this is a strong and powerful guitar with beautiful warmth and depth.

The individual notes are full and rounded with an exciting and ‘flamboyant’ character overall and a lovely rich and vibrant bass. She is also a very loud guitar even at this early stage with an easy response to right hand strokes, particularly when playing strongly with the right hand – the sound keeps growing!

With this freedom of projection the player gets a real sense of flair and excitement. The underlying quality and solidity of tone means that her sound is reliable as a starting point, and I mean that as a big positive. If her player is inexperienced and developing technique, or perhaps simply enjoying playing for themselves, this guitar gives a full bodied, supported and mellow tone. However if you are wanting more projection, variety and musicality this guitar will push you forwards in your musical journey.

Her warm and direct voice gave me all the variety of tone, texture and articulation that I asked for.

In Prelude no.3 by Villa Lobos I enjoyed the blossoming resonance across the strings powered by a rich and fruity bass voice at the beginning and great evenness and clarity in the falling melodic lines on the second page, with the full treble notes retaining clarity and definition across the range of pitch.

This ‘body’ of treble sound also came to the fore in Andante Largo by Sor giving me a sustained glow to the melody in thirds and a wonderful response to the bass D tuning with great depth and intensity.

I then could not resist further enjoyment of this tuning, so continued with my newest piece by Sor, the Marlborough variations Op.28. I enjoyed playing around with colour and articulation here and could easily highlight the fantastic harmonies (something often missed in Sors music I feel) enhancing the drama and momentum in the music.

Playing the Tonadilla by Emilio Pujol made me recognise how much Spanish character this guitar has, despite being as English as the day is long! Her intense and colourful voice, fluid projection and flamboyant edge gave me crisp rhythm, sonorous and engaging harmony and full flowing interweaving melodic lines – great fun!

I decided to finish my review with some of Tarrega’s smaller pieces – Maria, Marieta and Pepita. Playing this music confirmed for me the musicality and character of this guitar with bright articulation, clear rhythmic drive and detailed voicing in the chords contrasting with warmth, depth and sweetly singing melodies.

This is an instrument with great potential. She starts from a high level in fullness of tone and projection and as her voice gains focus and resonance she can only grow in her musical and dramatic ability.

Another exciting journey ahead.

Selina.

 

IN STOCK

It was obvious to me from the outset that this is a strong and powerful guitar with beautiful warmth and depth.

The individual notes are full and rounded with an exciting and ‘flamboyant’ character overall and a lovely rich and vibrant bass. She is also a very loud guitar even at this early stage with an easy response to right hand strokes, particularly when playing strongly with the right hand – the sound keeps growing!

With this freedom of projection the player gets a real sense of flair and excitement. The underlying quality and solidity of tone means that her sound is reliable as a starting point, and I mean that as a big positive. If her player is inexperienced and developing technique, or perhaps simply enjoying playing for themselves, this guitar gives a full bodied, supported and mellow tone. However if you are wanting more projection, variety and musicality this guitar will push you forwards in your musical journey.

Her warm and direct voice gave me all the variety of tone, texture and articulation that I asked for.

In Prelude no.3 by Villa Lobos I enjoyed the blossoming resonance across the strings powered by a rich and fruity bass voice at the beginning and great evenness and clarity in the falling melodic lines on the second page, with the full treble notes retaining clarity and definition across the range of pitch.

This ‘body’ of treble sound also came to the fore in Andante Largo by Sor giving me a sustained glow to the melody in thirds and a wonderful response to the bass D tuning with great depth and intensity.

I then could not resist further enjoyment of this tuning, so continued with my newest piece by Sor, the Marlborough variations Op.28. I enjoyed playing around with colour and articulation here and could easily highlight the fantastic harmonies (something often missed in Sors music I feel) enhancing the drama and momentum in the music.

Playing the Tonadilla by Emilio Pujol made me recognise how much Spanish character this guitar has, despite being as English as the day is long! Her intense and colourful voice, fluid projection and flamboyant edge gave me crisp rhythm, sonorous and engaging harmony and full flowing interweaving melodic lines – great fun!

I decided to finish my review with some of Tarrega’s smaller pieces – Maria, Marieta and Pepita. Playing this music confirmed for me the musicality and character of this guitar with bright articulation, clear rhythmic drive and detailed voicing in the chords contrasting with warmth, depth and sweetly singing melodies.

This is an instrument with great potential. She starts from a high level in fullness of tone and projection and as her voice gains focus and resonance she can only grow in her musical and dramatic ability.

Another exciting journey ahead.

Selina.

 

Specification

Design

Fan Strut.

Table.

Swiss Pine.

Back and Sides.

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

Rosette.

Individually designed rosette.

Neck.

South American Mahogany

Machine Heads.

Gotoh.

Finish.

French polish.

Case

Hiscox-Pro-II

Images

New Spruce guitar in stock

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

52.5mm

Upper Bout

278mm

Lower Bout

368mm

Body Depth

100mm