Amplified, (through my 60w Acoustic amp), it really comes into it's own... playing around with the eq on the guitar and the knobs on the amp, I was able to create a range of sounds from mellow soft and warm through authentic sounding amplified classical guitar, to a jangly almost steel strung sound... It is marvelous. I have my first gig with it in a couple of days and I am very much looking forward to bringing it out... My style of music is mostly folky with classical influences...
Do I recommend it? Absolutely yes, and as for Richard's guitars... well you may have to wait a tiny bit longer than from some dealers and also the guitar is available elsewhere at a slightly lower price but tbh I am so impressed with how well it is set up and the ethos behind Richard's business, that I cannot see myself going anywhere else, should I wish to buy another guitar in the future.
What can I say about this guitar? Other than I LOVE IT!!!
I have always struggled with where I stand with "classical" guitars. I LOVE the tone but as an electric/acoustic player I have never managed well with the jump from electric to full width neck and feel of "classical" guitar.
The reason why I put "classical" in "" is because I also hate the reference "classical" guitar for anything with nylon strings!!!
It makes the guitar sound so DULL!! I love classical music but this guitar is not about a style of music - to me its about the tone and feel of the instrument so I would rather just call it "nylon Strung".
Nylon strings provide you, the player, with a beautiful sweet tone that can be heard on so many contemporary pop songs. Being an electro with an incredibly hi quality pickup system (LR Baggs) you can generate a wide range of tones from dark warm jazz through to brilliant sparkly tones.
I have been wanting to find a nylon strung guitar that I can genuinely RAVE about for so long now and I have finally found one. This is SO me!!
If it suits me then I know it will suit anyone who wants to play some serious nylon strung guitar in a performance / recording situation but feels more comfortable with an electric or acoustic guitar (electric body size, acoustic nut width at 43mm).
Acoustically it is surprisingly pleasant too - pretty quiet but you can play it and enjoy it (when the kids are out anyway).
Finish on this guitar is just second to none for a guitar at this price. Crafter just blow me away when it comes to finishing detail.
And - it comes in a fitted hardcase - what more could you ever ask for at under £500?