Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1990 Sobell Model 1 Butterfly





















This is the 1990 Sobell Model 1 Butterfly that inspired me to start building guitars. This guitar was owned by Martin Simpson and used on his 1991 album 'When I Was On Horseback'. I owned this guitar (2006 - 2007) and recorded with it on Arborea's first album 'Wayfaring Summer' (used on the title track) and you can also hear it on the instrumental 'Plains of Macedonia' on Arborea's 2008 S/T album. This guitar has a long scale length at 26.5, beautiful sparkle to the trebles and had strong solid bass. The guitar has a great fundamental and lush overtones.

Plains of Macedonia by Arborea

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