Aram Spruce Guitar

Aram Spruce Guitar

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Description

 

First of all I have to say that this is a gorgeous instrument to look at using beautiful woods and with an immaculate finish.

More importantly she also has a gorgeous voice. The tone is pure, direct and musical, at first seemingly unadorned, simply honest, smooth and rounded notes. By ‘honest’ I mean that what you play is what you get! It is as if the guitar is giving you a blank canvas consisting of a mellow, distinctive and concentrated voice that is open for you speak through the guitar and make the sound your own.

 

I loved the fact that I could hear her waking up and blossoming almost with every note. In Birds flew over the Spire I enjoyed using the natural warmth and sweetness in her voice to create the atmosphere and make the most of the ‘campanella’ effects. The treble is beautiful with great clarity and definition combined with very smooth, rounded ‘edges’ giving lovely blended harmonies.

The longer I played the more aware I was of the strength and depth in the guitar.

In Nocturne by Mertz the purity and evenness of tone combined with the direct projection and finger tip control gave me the texture and subtle shaping that I asked for.

In Cardoso’s Milonga I was surprised with the dynamic range available. As long as I kept pushing she kept giving, strength and body coming to the fore. Here the intense and concentrated bass sound really came into its own, filling and supporting the overall voice.

Next I played the whole of the first Cello Suite by Bach and loved the control and depth of tone. This means that the guitar could cope with sustaining the long melodic lines with fantastic definition and balance across her range.

It was great to hear the different responses that I could achieve across contrasting movements from smooth and fluid ebb and flow in the Prelude, to energy and impact in the Courante, and rich velvet harmonies in the Sarabande.

I then had another ‘wow’ moment when I tuned to D and could bring out texture and majesty in Passacaglia by Weiss, and compelling, rich and deep colour in Capricho Catalan.

You may think that this review is slightly over the top but I think the guitar is simply great and am excited about it!

She is not a guitar that will do the job for you with a big resonance or immediately loud and bright voice. Her player will have to work to develop her voice but it will not be a hard job. The response is immediate, rewarding and enjoyable.

She is a quietly confident guitar with a beautiful, distinctive and traditional voice ready to convey your musical ideas and emotions.

Selina

 

 

First of all I have to say that this is a gorgeous instrument to look at using beautiful woods and with an immaculate finish.

More importantly she also has a gorgeous voice. The tone is pure, direct and musical, at first seemingly unadorned, simply honest, smooth and rounded notes. By ‘honest’ I mean that what you play is what you get! It is as if the guitar is giving you a blank canvas consisting of a mellow, distinctive and concentrated voice that is open for you speak through the guitar and make the sound your own.

 

I loved the fact that I could hear her waking up and blossoming almost with every note. In Birds flew over the Spire I enjoyed using the natural warmth and sweetness in her voice to create the atmosphere and make the most of the ‘campanella’ effects. The treble is beautiful with great clarity and definition combined with very smooth, rounded ‘edges’ giving lovely blended harmonies.

The longer I played the more aware I was of the strength and depth in the guitar.

In Nocturne by Mertz the purity and evenness of tone combined with the direct projection and finger tip control gave me the texture and subtle shaping that I asked for.

In Cardoso’s Milonga I was surprised with the dynamic range available. As long as I kept pushing she kept giving, strength and body coming to the fore. Here the intense and concentrated bass sound really came into its own, filling and supporting the overall voice.

Next I played the whole of the first Cello Suite by Bach and loved the control and depth of tone. This means that the guitar could cope with sustaining the long melodic lines with fantastic definition and balance across her range.

It was great to hear the different responses that I could achieve across contrasting movements from smooth and fluid ebb and flow in the Prelude, to energy and impact in the Courante, and rich velvet harmonies in the Sarabande.

I then had another ‘wow’ moment when I tuned to D and could bring out texture and majesty in Passacaglia by Weiss, and compelling, rich and deep colour in Capricho Catalan.

You may think that this review is slightly over the top but I think the guitar is simply great and am excited about it!

She is not a guitar that will do the job for you with a big resonance or immediately loud and bright voice. Her player will have to work to develop her voice but it will not be a hard job. The response is immediate, rewarding and enjoyable.

She is a quietly confident guitar with a beautiful, distinctive and traditional voice ready to convey your musical ideas and emotions.

Selina

 

Specification

Table

Spruce

Rosette

Finely crafted pieces of Walnut and Sycamore.

Back and Sides.

2 piece back constructed from the finest Indian rosewood beautifully balanced aesthetically with a fine centre line.

Head facing & Bridge.

Indian Rosewood.

Body bindings.

English Yew.

Machine Heads.

Gotoh

Finish.

Hand applied oil delivering visual depth to the wood.

Case

Hiscox-Pro-II

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

51mm

Upper Bout

280mm

Lower Bout

360mm

Body Depth

90mm