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As of late, we've had a slew of magnificent instruments, and this 2005 Wingert 00 fits right in with the best of them. Finding a set of Brazilian Rosewood this gorgeous and responsive in today's market? Difficult to say the least, but Kathy appears to have snagged some excellent sets for herself, and it's a treat to see how well this particular set has been employed. The curving butterfly wings of the grain patterns exhibit chocolate-rich colorings, and are matched only by the medullary rays of the German Spruce top, itself matched by a sparkling winged sprite inlaid with Abalone and Mother-Of-Pearl across the headstock by Kathy's own daughter, Jimmi Wingert.
Once we were able to tear our eyes away from these attractive features, the guitar became an entirely different beast at the first pluck of the strings. Celtic arrangements in DADGAD are rich and sustained; travis-style fingerpicking in Standard is crisp and projective; even wrong notes sounded great! Between these top-notch tonewoods and the 00 body, this Wingert is optimized for the fingerstylist who wants to squeeze every bit of nuance out of their music, and Kathy's famously smooth fretwork and low action make playing effortless. Ready for a guitar which can do justice to your arrangements? This Wingert (wrapped up in a Calton case) is up to the challenge.
As of late, we've had a slew of magnificent instruments, and this 2005 Wingert 00 fits right in with the best of them. Finding a set of Brazilian Rosewood this gorgeous and responsive in today's market? Difficult ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder: Stephen Bennett, Pat Kirtley, Steve Kaufman, Cosy Sheridan
"Another wonderful guitar from Kathy Wingert! I love the clearness of the trebles, and the excellent balance of the middle registers. This guitar is obviously designed with the fingerstylist in mind, and it shows--especially if you're interested in recording, as the even balance across the registers and overtone-rich voice will make your tracks lush and textured." - Paul Heumiller
"One of the most beautiful Wingert guitars and if I'm not mistaken, one of the first inlaid by Kathy's daughter Jimmi, who has become one of the most respected inlay artists in the business. The tone is pure and evenly balanced and the size of the guitar is perfect for Fingerstyle players. This one is worth every penny. " - Al Petteway