dandy lyons wrote:
*gladly accepts biscuit* No worries. I remember he said what kind it was in a radio interview once... I think the one where Oscar Knightly was interviewing him for Radio NZ National? My brain retains odd stuff.
Oh, my brain too. And yet! I often find myself standing still in the supermarket, wondering bemusedly what the hell I went in there for. Brains are weird.
Just for a little photo comparison, here's Jemaine's guitar:
And here's the La Patrie Motif guitar:
Yep. Dandy's got it.
The Motif's body is smaller than their other guitars, although interestingly, the neck is full-sized, so you get the same note range as a typical classical guitar, just with a slightly different tone. It's got mahogany back and sides, with a cedar top and rosewood fingerboard. Lovely. If you'd like to read some reviews of it, you can find them here
. The consensus seems to be that it's a really wonderful little guitar. One person describes it like this: "This parlor classical has a very soft, sweet tone when using only fingertips, but is brighter and lounder, and has some bite using a pick. Nylon strings have short sustain, making individual notes very distinct. There is no deep, deep bass, and the higher treble is very soft, so the midrange dominates chords. The solid cedar top yields a unique sound coloration that is a bit more complex than a spruce soundboard (sort of a "spicy" quality)."
One thing that is repeatedly noted by reviewers is that the laquer finish on the body is very thin, which is good for sound quality, but means that "the cedar soundboard can be dented by a hard stare." But as someone else points out, it "may ding and dent easier and show it, but guitars without dings or dents are guitars that aren't played. I personally think they add character."