The design of Oren Myers guitars, and the construction methods he uses, fall into the broad category of ‘traditional’, and though he works within established parameters, he has not copied any one particular instrument or maker. Each piece of wood is distinct, and therefore the precise thickness of the components of each guitar are adjusted accordingly. Stringing up a new instrument always carries the thrill of finally, after weeks of construction, hearing the effect of these minor, but crucial differences. The body shape is of his own design, as are the decorative elements of the guitar: the head – inspired by the lines of a painting by Picasso, Woman With Yellow Hair – and rosette – inspired by the motif on an ancient Greek vase housed in the British Museum. The guitar has a four-piece spruce top and back and sides are made of Indian rosewood.
The sound is very refined and the overall quality of sound is excellent. This guitar has a warm sound and a beautiful singing/projecting treble and is very comfortable to play. It is a superb instrument with concert stregth.
The tuning machines are made by Alessi. A hardshell Hiscox Pro II case is included.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|