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The new Artistry Caprice is an updated version of the original Martin Taylor Artistry. Overall body dimensions remain the same, 382mm lower bout (15”) x 500mm (19.7”) long, as does the 632mm scale length and 44mm nut width.

Overall body depth  76mm
New cutaway
Revised headstock shape with new Vanden logo and inlay
New pickguard and tailpiece
X braced front
Passive magnetic HB pickup for nickel strings, mounted off the pickguard. Can be balanced for bronze strings
Edge wheel controls mounted on pickguard
Gotoh 510 nickel machine heads
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Mike Vanden Guitars: Martin Taylor Artistry Caprice

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The instrument featured is Martin’s new Caprice. This particular guitar has a front from cedar, X braced. The back is three piece from American black walnut with a quilted maple centre, with ribs from American black walnut. Neck is from Honduras mahogany. Headstock veneers, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge and tailpiece from macassar ebony. Purflings are red/white/black sycamore, and the bindings from planewood, quarter sawn to highlight the figure.

Soundfiles feature the new Caprice built 2016, and Martin’s sunburst Artistry from 2001. The sunburst has a european spruce front, ribs, back and neck from figured maple. Both guitars were recorded at the same session in June 2016, and Martin plays both instruments.The recordings are a blend of DI magnetic pickup and mic. No EQ, some reverb.

The piece is The Fair Haired Child:
MP3 Artistry Caprice
MP3 Artistry Sunburst

 

 

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