This double-top classical guitar from Martin Blackwell has has been sold.
This double-top classical guitar from Martin Blackwell has been sold.
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 an excellent sustain and wonderful evenness and separation.
Martin Blackwell does not produce double-tops but wonderful classical guitars which happen to be double-tops. When we first contacted Martin, here is what he said about 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 about his double-tops :
- Full and sweet singing tone , extremely full basses and great balance » D. Bolshoy
- Responsive and easy to play with a magical combination of the power of a modern guitar with the palette and nuance of a traditional guitar » M.Partington
- The sound is natural, pure and musical, the sustain incredible full of harmonics » P.Marion
The spruce top brings some brightness and clarity to the guitar and offsets its warm double-top character.