2019 Martin Blackwell ‘Double Top Model’ [Cedar/Brazilian]

2019 Martin Blackwell ‘Double Top Model’

Top : Canadian Cedar
Back & sides : Brazilian Rosewood
Neck : Honduras Mahogany
Gears : Rodgers

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A Blackwell guitar has a clean, simple, classic aesthetic that is balanced with a rich tone, depth, clarity and power. With these elements in unison, it is my hope that these guitars contribute to the intimate relationship between musician and instrument.

Balance in the sound of a guitar is critical, I strive for an intimate sound with strong projection, tone colours, and a refined interplay between depth and clarity. My guitars are characterized by their responsiveness to varied attacks, contributing a full sound on the initial fundamentals, supported by rich overtones and harmonics.

Double top construction is a relatively new technique combining a honeycomb fiber sandwiched between two very thin soundboards. It dramatically reduces the weight but retains the necessary stiffness. The result is very responsive and powerful instruments opening up a great dynamic range. The guitars have excellent projection and sustain, with wonderful evenness and separation. The tone colours and fullness are amazing. I like to brace double tops in a similar way to how I would treat traditional guitars, with a variation on the fan bracing system. This ensures that they, sound like a guitar with a traditional sense of tonality. Of course two soundboards are required so the option to pair spruce and cedar to combine their characters is very exciting. Many of the finest recitalists are now playing double tops.”

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