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The point at which contemporary design meets traditional shapes, that is where this brand new 2016 Oxwood Handmade 00 resides. The Wenge-over-Bloodwood rosette and assymetrical headstock attest to Brad Daniels’ fresh taste, lending this guitar an exciting flavor which complements the curves of the 00 body of Brazilian Rosewood and Lutz Spruce without dominating the otherall aesthetic.
Everything about this guitar works together in a smooth, harmonious flow; from looks to tone, this Oxwood is a well-oiled machine. The voice has exactly what you’d expect from a 00–a warm and buttery midrange, articulate bass, easy playability–but the treble strings set it apart from the 00 crowd. The B and E strings are crisp but not tinny, fat but not floppy, bubbling with overtones and sustain. Lesser 00s run the risk of sounding plunky and small, but this Oxwood 00 has the full-figured presense of a much larger guitar. Interested? Act fast: instruments of Daniels‘ calibre seldom linger for long.
|xx, Rosewood - Brazilian
“Carmen,” fresh from Bradley Daniels‘ shop, sings like she’s got something to prove. We were taken aback when we first opened the case and tuned her up: how could so much voice project out of a body this size? Needless to say, Oxwood Handmade is setting the bar pretty high for competition. This multi-scale beauty comes to us with Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides and an Engelmann Spruce top in a curvaceous package teeming with energy.With Gold Evo frets adorning the fan-fret Ebony fingerboard at 25″ on the Low E and 24″ on the high E, Carmen is a shorter overall scale than folks are used to with multi-scale fingerboards, but the impact on the guitar’s tone is palpable. That Low E has a giant, round tone that perfectly complements the shimmers of the high E, and the warm, expressive strings between.Blessed with haunting sustain and excelling at lower tunings, Daniels‘ Carmen feels and plays like a smaller guitar, but sounds like a much bigger instrument. With understated and tasteful appointments like the Wenge rosette and backplate or the magnetic truss rod cover, the guitars from Oxwood Handmade make a powerful, poised statement.
|Spruce - Engelmann, Rosewood - Cocobolo