New guitar

A few months ago, I commissioned my favourite guitar maker, Roger Bucknall of Fylde Guitars to build me a new model, which would fit tonally and size-wise in between my Fylde Falstaff and Goodfellow. Well, last week I took delivery of what is one truly remarkable instrument! The model is basically an Alexander, which is roughly an OM-style body size and shape, but with a custom spec. It’s got beautifully figured ziricote back and sides and a cedar top, with coconut bindings around the body.

I’ve wanted to try a different pickup for a while, so I took the opportunity to experiment with a new internal mic system as you can see from the sound hole close-up. It’s made by, and features not one but two internal mics, which, in theory at least, are mechanically out of phase, making them less prone to feeding back, which is a pretty common drawback with close-miking guitars on stage. Well, I haven’t gigged it yet, so I can’t comment too much, but early experiments are promising! It sounds very natural through my Radial preamp into a PA system…

Anyway, here are a few pictures:

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