Toon Concert Model

Toon Concert Model

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IN STOCK

It is always exciting when I get to play a guitar that is completely new to me as there are no pre conceptions or expectations, in other words a completely blank page! This guitar ‘spoke’ to me immediately with a beautiful clear tone, well rounded and balanced trebles, strong focussed bass notes and excellent clarity and sustain across the strings and fingerboard.

She also has a great ‘lift’ to her voice and excellent control, which gave me loads of detail, fluidity and musical direction in Prelude BWV 999 by Bach, so important in this style of music.

The control of sound is a key feature with this guitar. I found that I was able to achieve the detail that I wanted, for example small changes in tone and colour to help to shape and develop the music.

She is a very responsive guitar and already has an open voice with a wide range of colour and dynamic.

The great thing is that she does not lose definition or clarity – it is always there in support of the player leading to clear, quick (off the string) and easy articulation and as a result speed, slurs and ornaments with little effort required.

This was all very apparent as I played Sonata by Albeniz (the Baroque one) highlighting the lift that I mentioned earlier and the vitality in her character. In Ciacona by Weiss I loved the clarity and warmth within the chords that she gave me, with long phrases and singing lines ‘talking’ together, especially the repeating bass feature which controlled and shaped the piece with ease.

I have just noticed that easy seems to be quite a key word for this review. I really got the feeling that anything was possible, that I could happily enjoy the sound as it is now but also could keep exploring and find so much more.

My clear highlight of the review was By Candlelight by Andrew York. This is a very haunting piece in a tricky tonality for the guitar – G# - and the result here was simply beautiful. Delicate and seamless sound, smooth tone and control in the separation of the melody and accompaniment which move very close together, and an emotional and evocative response. The notes are distinct and yet shapely giving a great concentration of sound and clarity with depth that gives support, understated projection and ‘presence’. The constant ebb and flow within this piece felt easy to achieve pulling me into the music and encouraging musicianship.

Yes, a quality guitar really does push you to greater heights and facilitate progress on musical and technical levels. I also loved the way that I could move between different sounds, dolce tone to forceful tone, soft and gentle to full bodied and vivid.

Other pieces played included Tarrega Preludes where the guitar thrived in the fantastic musicality and emotion of these miniature pieces and my Coste study of the moment where I had great fun with stopping the bass notes – intense and sonorous, controlled sound. I felt that I had to close with Lough Caragh by Gary Ryan. The sound was truly beautiful, the only way to describe it really, with crystal clear singing lines in the upper register, depth and body to every note whatever the volume and overall substance.

This is a lovely instrument and maybe the best thing about her is the price!

She really does punch above her weight and offers a wonderful opportunity to a player/ student/ enthusiast on a budget.

Loads of potential and a very exciting prospect.
Selina.

 

IN STOCK

It is always exciting when I get to play a guitar that is completely new to me as there are no pre conceptions or expectations, in other words a completely blank page! This guitar ‘spoke’ to me immediately with a beautiful clear tone, well rounded and balanced trebles, strong focussed bass notes and excellent clarity and sustain across the strings and fingerboard.

She also has a great ‘lift’ to her voice and excellent control, which gave me loads of detail, fluidity and musical direction in Prelude BWV 999 by Bach, so important in this style of music.

The control of sound is a key feature with this guitar. I found that I was able to achieve the detail that I wanted, for example small changes in tone and colour to help to shape and develop the music.

She is a very responsive guitar and already has an open voice with a wide range of colour and dynamic.

The great thing is that she does not lose definition or clarity – it is always there in support of the player leading to clear, quick (off the string) and easy articulation and as a result speed, slurs and ornaments with little effort required.

This was all very apparent as I played Sonata by Albeniz (the Baroque one) highlighting the lift that I mentioned earlier and the vitality in her character. In Ciacona by Weiss I loved the clarity and warmth within the chords that she gave me, with long phrases and singing lines ‘talking’ together, especially the repeating bass feature which controlled and shaped the piece with ease.

I have just noticed that easy seems to be quite a key word for this review. I really got the feeling that anything was possible, that I could happily enjoy the sound as it is now but also could keep exploring and find so much more.

My clear highlight of the review was By Candlelight by Andrew York. This is a very haunting piece in a tricky tonality for the guitar – G# - and the result here was simply beautiful. Delicate and seamless sound, smooth tone and control in the separation of the melody and accompaniment which move very close together, and an emotional and evocative response. The notes are distinct and yet shapely giving a great concentration of sound and clarity with depth that gives support, understated projection and ‘presence’. The constant ebb and flow within this piece felt easy to achieve pulling me into the music and encouraging musicianship.

Yes, a quality guitar really does push you to greater heights and facilitate progress on musical and technical levels. I also loved the way that I could move between different sounds, dolce tone to forceful tone, soft and gentle to full bodied and vivid.

Other pieces played included Tarrega Preludes where the guitar thrived in the fantastic musicality and emotion of these miniature pieces and my Coste study of the moment where I had great fun with stopping the bass notes – intense and sonorous, controlled sound. I felt that I had to close with Lough Caragh by Gary Ryan. The sound was truly beautiful, the only way to describe it really, with crystal clear singing lines in the upper register, depth and body to every note whatever the volume and overall substance.

This is a lovely instrument and maybe the best thing about her is the price!

She really does punch above her weight and offers a wonderful opportunity to a player/ student/ enthusiast on a budget.

Loads of potential and a very exciting prospect.
Selina.

 

Specification

Table

Italian Spruce.

Rosette

Australian Red Mallee Burr and other coloured wood.

Back and Sides.

Wenge with Cypress lining.

Head Stock.

Wenge.

Machine Heads.

Rubner with bearing and ebony buttons

Finish

Oil Varnish.

Case

Hiscox Pro II

Images

Last guitar sold

Dimensions

Scale Length

650mm

F/board Width

53mm

Upper Bout

281mm

Lower Bout

365mm

Body Depth

100mm