This fantastic guitar from Marin Blackwell had been sold. The next guitar from Martin is due to arrive in early 22.
We just received this No.188 which features Balsa instead of Nomex. Thie balsa brings maybe a more natural sound but still lots of musicality, creamy trebles and deep bass. Martin has more than 6 years waiting list and all Blackwell guitars are already sold when they arrive. The guitar has been sold but we shoot some video however.
The results is great , the same thickness, the same loudness but with a little bit of brightness in the notes. This double-top produces fat and creamy notes and as well a long sustain with huge overtones, the sustain is long. A must.
Simply one of the best double-tops !
We are proud to introduce in Europe this young master of double-tops. Among the young and talented classical guitar makers from Canada, Martin Blackwell is offering classical guitars with a consistent standard of excellence, found in their depth of tone, balance, and playability. His double-tops are very responsive and powerful opening up a great dynamic range with excellent sustain and wonderful evenness and separation.
Martin Blackwell do not produce double-tops but wonderful classical guitars which happen to be double-tops. When we first contact Martin, here is what he said on this classical guitar making : “my philosophy is to use the double-top technology to basically make a really great traditional sounding guitar. A classical guitar with a more powerful sound, more resonance, more presence. A more complete classical guitar which is a full concert guitar but which also has the subtlety to sound great in the living room as well. I don’t want to get away from the beauty of the traditional tonality. Because of this I know there are other double-tops and lattice classical guitars which are louder than what I am building. The best response which I get consistently from good players is that the guitar just sounds like a really good classical guitar and not necessarily a double top.”
Here is what guitarists said on his double-tops :
– “Full and sweet singing tone , extremely full basses and great balance” D. Bolshoy
– “Responsive and esay to play with a magical combination of the power of a modern guitar with the palette and nuance of a traditionnal guitar” M.Partington
– “The sound is natural, pure and musical, the sustain incredible full of harmonics” P.Marion
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