It’s always a special day when the strings go on a new guitar. Well, actually the special day is a few days after the strings go on, as I’ve found that playing a new guitar as soon as the strings are up to pitch can be a mistake. In those first few hours/days, the strings are not stable, so it’s difficult to keep the guitar in tune, and it also seems that a new guitar requires a few days to settle under the tension of the strings before it performs well.
Anyway, this is guitar #104 – European spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and Alessi tuners. This guitar was built for Kent Guitar Classics, and was delivered to Miles last weekend. I’m very pleased with the guitar, and also very happy to have Miles Roberts representing me.