Philip Woodfield is a UK based luthier who since over 30 years produces guitars that have clarity, sustain and good separation of notes. Their sound is pure and sweet with a lot of volume. Since he also is an excellent guitarist, he realizes how important it is for a guitar player to have an instrument that is expressive and has an extensive tonal palette. Woodfield’s guitars are rare to come by and his waiting list for a new instrument is currently around five years.
This wonderful 2013 guitar called “Morgaine” is a Grand Concert model by Philipp Woodfield. It is lattice braced, with a highly responsive spruce soundboard and Macassar Ebony back and sides. This color-rich wood is particularly dense and reflects the soundwaves remarkably efficiently towards the audience, making for a projecting and powerful guitar. The overall condition of this instrument is great. It was played intensively, and only some superficial playing marks can be seen on the surface, along with slight alterations of the varnish. Finally, this guitar is fitted with first quality and not so often seen Baljak tuners.
This guitar’s volume, colors, and ease of playing are striking. Woodfield’s reputation is long established with remarkable guitarists such as Marcin Dylla, the Kupinski Guitar Duo, and Scott Tennant, to name only a few, playing his guitars. With such a powerful, balanced, and singing character, it is one of the best in its category.
|Back and sides:||Makassar Ebony|
|Air body frequency:||F/F#|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II M|