Back in September, The Guitar Channel proposed you to listen to a guitar only using the audio file of the review. The objective was to use more our ears than our eyes to evaluate the sound. The suspens is over, now is the time to reveal the mystery guitar! It's a guitar hand built by luthier Mikaël Springer in his workshop East of France: the Halfbreed Springer model proposing a great singlecut design with a P90 in the neck position and humbucker in the bridge (both from Häussel Pickups).
Video Guitar Review - Halfbreed Springer Guitars
Audio version of the review available in the podcast and below:
- Sound path: Guitar > Cable > Amp
- Ampl: V-Twin Kelt Amplification (www.keltamplification.com)
- Sound: SM58 > Tascam DR-60D
The settings on the V-Twin Kelt amp were the same throughout the review:
Springer Halfbreed photo album
Huge supporter for a while now of the work of luthier Mikaël Springer, I suggest you draw your own conclusions from what you have heard in the video above. Hopefully Keith Richards, the Stones, ZZ Top and a few others will pardon me for happily destroying some of their songs, I find that these riffs fit perfectly the program of this guitar, though it can do more than Rock or Blues.
Until the next gear review, keep on playing the guitar!