A Grammy Award winning recording artist and performer, Al Petteway has played nearly every type of popular, folk and classical music. His accolades include being voted one of the Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of all Time, and his CD "Caledon Wood" was voted one of the "Essential Albums of the Past Twenty Years" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
"I chose the OM size body since it is really the perfect size for solo, fingerstyle players. The frequency response is more evenly balanced across the strings and the high strings have a sweetness that doesn't happen with a bigger guitar. It's much easier to mix in an ensemble or duet setting as well. "
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"I like 12-fret necks for a number of reasons. Moving the neck forward by two frets gives the guitar a bit more sweetness and warmth. And I find it easier to play since I don't have to extend my left arm away from my body as far to get to the lowest frets."
"The unidirectional top produces a clarity that is truly spectacular. It seems to vibrate more like a wood top, resulting in a bit more of a natural response. This combination has never been available in this size guitar before and I am very excited about it."