Hungarian guitarist just released his nineteenth solo
guitar album, called “The Art of The 16 String Guitar 1”
On this CD he demonstrates several16 string guitars which are tuned in
various open tunings, some never played before. The music has an experimental
character and some pieces are dedicated to fellow guitarists like Peter
Finger, Tim Sparks, Claus Boesser Ferrari and Veronique Gillett. The CD
has 18 tracks and fully explore all the possibilities of these 16 stringed
guitars build by Tihamer Romanek, Tibor Turczak and Steve Klein. The guitars
reflect a sound character between a big lute and a harpsichord and have
an Eastern sound feeling. The sound of these guitars is very crisp. Most
of the 18 compositions are musical journeys with varied sound escapades.
“Istria” is a piece which reminds one the most of a normal 6 string guitar.
Most pieces reflect feelings of mystery with a melancholic setup and are
truly musical adventurous journeys. Sandor Szabo truly is a guitarist
who likes to explore new dimensions in music. Check him out!
Henk te Veldhuis
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