Friday, 3 July 2015

Egan 7 string fanned fret acoustic guitar

I feel this will be a very polarizing post. You will either love this Egan 7-String acoustic or you will hate it. I really want to love it, and even though it's an incredible work by a very talented luthier I find myself on the side of hate.

It's just too much. There is a lot going on here with multiple wood choices, pinstriping, binding, and I've never been a fan of back and side woods not matching.

Check out the video at the link to hear the builder play this odd duck. It honestly sounds quite nice. Yet, it's clearly not for me.

Am I alone here?

R.W. Haller

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  1. I think it's a cool idea but I'm a little old school with mixing back and side woods. Plus with a big knot in the sides make's me wonder why when you"re asking $4200 for a guitar. I love the negative neck angle especially if for floating fingerboards. Over all I think it's a cool design but not for me.

  2. The guitar originally had four courses of strings, three double, the top course single, that ran from a violin-like pegbox to a tension bridge glued to the soundboard, or belly; the bridge thus sustained the direct pull of the strings.

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