This “New Century Double top Model” is the latest innovation from Armin Hanika’s workshop. It has all the elements of a modern concert guitar: a raised fretboard to improve access to the higher positions, an additional side sound port for better sound control and finally a nice non-sensitive sealing (lacquer/wax) for the top and neck, which provides very similar tonal characteristics to shellac. There is also one feature that makes this guitar especially fascinating: it has a second back, which is placed in the middle of the body, accelerating the interaction between top and back. This provides both a full sound with good sustain and a particularly good projection in larger rooms, resulting in a very responsive instrument.
This modern guitar has a traditional spruce fan construction. In combination with the cedar top it results in an instrument whose sound is both rich and spontaneous. The separation of the voices as well as the balance is excellent. Furthermore, this Double-Top Hanika offers impressive dynamic possibilities at an excellent price-performance ratio.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|