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Cumpiano Wedge Guitars
"Like a patient etherized upon the table," a radical-wedged Curly Koa cutaway steel string gets a clean up and adjustment upon my workbench. Acoustic Guitar Magazine did a spread on the history behind my wedge design.
Look again. Yes, its got a steel-string template, with 14-frets to the body and an
arched fingerboard. But wait, isn't that a classic bridge...and tied-on strings? This is a
moderately-wedged NYLON string guitar I call the Jazz Wedge Nylon. It was recently purchased
by recording guitarist Marian Heyman, who is also a member of the board of the Connecticut
Classical Guitar Society. She loved the extra frets and the wedge, she found, was very
comfortable to hold: ("I don't shift around in my chair as much when I play"). A
state of the art pickup system made it just right for her stage presentations.
Yes, it's a wedge TWELVE string made for recording artist Chris Bucheit in Wisconsin . That's very rare beeswing mahogany. He ordered it right after he received his wedge six-string made with identical materials. Unfortunately UPS trashed it on route, so all we have is this photo to remember it by (PS: UPS paid me full value on it. Good for them.)