Originally designed for Percy Gough of Feltham as a 12 string, the six string guitars from the same mould turned out to be “monsters”. This is a big instrument, 52 cm long and 41 cm across the lower bouts with a full tail depth of 11.5 cm, all of which means a big volume of air in the box and a big, full volume sound. The bass is strong without overpowering the treble and takes bottom C for those open tunings, easily. I used one of these in Brazilian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce for chord work when working with the Great Northern Roadshow while Ian Stephenson, a great player, of the Kathryn Tickell Band uses one of Indian Rosewood and European Spruce with a top of the range L R Bagg system installed. I currently use one built of Brazilian Mahogany and Western Red Cedar as featured here alongside Ian’s guitar. The different materials all lend their distinctive characteristics to the individual personalities of each guitar but they each have in common the same well balanced and powerfully projected sound.
Handmade Guitars. Handcrafted in the UK by Terry Docherty