Christie Concert Model

Christie Concert Model

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IN STOCK

It is always exciting reviewing a new guitar, especially when the guitar is from a maker new to us at Stafford Guitar as there are no pre conceptions or expectations from previous instruments. In many ways this means no pressure!

With this guitar I found a bright and lively character with plenty of tonal colour and the beginning of a clear and, importantly, individual voice. By this I mean that there is very good development potential here as her sound fills in depth and resonance through playing (as with all spruce guitars). In fact as I played for this review I could feel the balance and ‘evenness’ growing and developing across the strings and range of pitch.

The treble voice is clear and easy with a fresh and gleaming character that brings excitement and zest to the upper voices with room for growth and deepening as the guitar starts to bed in.

The bass already gives a great body of sound with well-focussed and supported notes that create impact and breadth. She has a good playing action with easy tone and clarity of voicing giving the player lots of musical detail, sonority in the bass and overall colourful and vivid tone.

In Abenlied by Mertz the excitement within this guitar gave me plenty to explore in the 3 voices particularly in the main section of the piece with the sextuplet semi quaver accompaniment, plus good balance between upper melody and bass helping to drive the music.

I received a lovely full response as I went on to play Villa Lobos especially the bass melody in Prelude 4 highlighting the richness and depth in her bass voice with broad and ‘deep’ notes giving great sustain, clarity and long phrases.

In Prelude 3 I could really feel the trebles growing and developing as the music uses the complete range of the guitar. There are some particular notes that ‘stand out’ at the moment but I can already hear this changing and gaining ‘balance’.

The potential for growth and change is one of the most exciting things here, the knowledge that your playing is helping to mould and mature a voice, bringing out true potential and developing your sound at the same time.

This was especially obvious to me in Bach’s Prelude BWV999 where the constantly flowing notes and internal interweaving lines were clear and defined while all the time I could hear tangible growth in support and evenness overall.

In my opinion this guitar is a guitar with very good future prospects.

Maybe a journey into the unknown but those are the most interesting and exciting!  

Selina

 

IN STOCK

It is always exciting reviewing a new guitar, especially when the guitar is from a maker new to us at Stafford Guitar as there are no pre conceptions or expectations from previous instruments. In many ways this means no pressure!

With this guitar I found a bright and lively character with plenty of tonal colour and the beginning of a clear and, importantly, individual voice. By this I mean that there is very good development potential here as her sound fills in depth and resonance through playing (as with all spruce guitars). In fact as I played for this review I could feel the balance and ‘evenness’ growing and developing across the strings and range of pitch.

The treble voice is clear and easy with a fresh and gleaming character that brings excitement and zest to the upper voices with room for growth and deepening as the guitar starts to bed in.

The bass already gives a great body of sound with well-focussed and supported notes that create impact and breadth. She has a good playing action with easy tone and clarity of voicing giving the player lots of musical detail, sonority in the bass and overall colourful and vivid tone.

In Abenlied by Mertz the excitement within this guitar gave me plenty to explore in the 3 voices particularly in the main section of the piece with the sextuplet semi quaver accompaniment, plus good balance between upper melody and bass helping to drive the music.

I received a lovely full response as I went on to play Villa Lobos especially the bass melody in Prelude 4 highlighting the richness and depth in her bass voice with broad and ‘deep’ notes giving great sustain, clarity and long phrases.

In Prelude 3 I could really feel the trebles growing and developing as the music uses the complete range of the guitar. There are some particular notes that ‘stand out’ at the moment but I can already hear this changing and gaining ‘balance’.

The potential for growth and change is one of the most exciting things here, the knowledge that your playing is helping to mould and mature a voice, bringing out true potential and developing your sound at the same time.

This was especially obvious to me in Bach’s Prelude BWV999 where the constantly flowing notes and internal interweaving lines were clear and defined while all the time I could hear tangible growth in support and evenness overall.

In my opinion this guitar is a guitar with very good future prospects.

Maybe a journey into the unknown but those are the most interesting and exciting!  

Selina

 

Specification

Table

Fine grained European Spruce.

Rosette

Dyed maple, holly.

Back and Sides.

Indian Rosewood.

Head Stock.

American Black Walnut.

Machine Heads.

Irving Sloane

Finish

French Polish.

Case

Hiscox Pro II

Images

Guitar in stock

Dimensions

Scale Length

640mm

F/board Width

51.5mm

Upper Bout

267mm

Lower Bout

352mm

Body Depth

94mm