Guitar made in Canada hand in the village of La Patrie, I do not doubt this statement knowing that the brand is part of Norman Godin (it already gives an idea of the quality of manufacture).
The bridge and the key (21 frets) are Indian Rosewood
The solid spruce top hand-picked
The back and sides laminated birch
Plus: the frets are Graphtech Tusq home
Silver maple neck (amber)
To respond to the notice of Hugh, the option pre-amplified with a Fishman there! For more features go to the website of Norman, everything is there.
I think € 500 for the features are excellent but not perfect as Norman does not tell us things like the dam, and the neck profile from spruce, having said that spruce is the spruce It seems, however, whether the EU.
Level playing comfort I is very good because the only problem for me is the radius of the handle (16 "and would have preferred a radius of 12") but it does not matter, it's about usual.
Jumbo shape of the body does not bother me at all is large enough, the binding bothered me in the ribs but the problem is resolved, I tended to shake the guitar hard, coming from the electric, I don ' not realize with rounded edges.
Otherwise, it is very comfortable, no problem for the left hand or right, the handle end and pretty satin can get the notes at breakneck speed.
Of course, access to acute is not present, this guitar is not made for that anyway, you can still have fun until the 15th box.
For sound, the guitar sounds the slightest gust of plectrum is characteristic of spruce euro notes are really easy to get out.
So now I can not put anything other than 10/10 because that's exactly what I wanted. I wanted a guitar with the same character as the Gibson J-180 and I've found for for 4 times cheaper.
The sound has a projection and a non-standard brightness (cherry is for something), clarity and bass are just a Jumbo and there and the sound is perfectly balanced, all the notes sound, the definition is great !
Playing the picking and strumming mainly the guitar is perfect, I think the fingers pickers will also find their account because the sound is very soft to the fingers, it's a very profound killing!
The sound is really special, I must wait the aging of the table but I have no doubt about it in 2 years it will be exceptional.
By the way, the Mini-Mini Jumbo nothing, of course the body is a bit less fat than a J-200 or J-180 yet all the notes out thoroughly.
Like Hugh said, blindly I bet this guitar was worth € 1000!
I use it for a few weeks so I still much to hear this guitar for playing already but all I was going through his head, a great guitar! I tried 7 or 8 other guitar, Tennessee, Taylor of low-end Yamahas of which LJ6, I hesitated with it but to try again, the Norman sounded better defined than the Yamaha with a more " pass "and then aesthetically Yamaha was too binding and pearl decoration for me, I prefer the plain with a good sound, the look that hides misery (Yam was not the misery of course). And then Norman was cheaper and more Canadian-made).
Level of quality / price ratio is incredible, we must see and try it to believe it. If it again, I would buy it without a problem.
For me, Norman was able to make a simple guitar aesthetically (cream binding on body, simple rosette, tortoiseshell pickguard one, semi satin varnish) to focus on the sound with a violin and a perfect finish and as you say it successful, I will never change it for another guitar!
I am forced to see that approach really perfectly with this guitar
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Part-Handmade in Qubec and Princeville.
The touch-and bridges are in Rosewood, the nuts are made by Graphtech, 21 frets.
-Solid spruce top.
-Sides and Back in Wild Cherry coverslip.
Neck-Silver Leaf Maple (a very nice Saddle Ambr changing colors of saddles that are usually white.)
Personally this guitar suits me 100%: almost irreproachable finish, a violin high quality for its price, the quality of spices (: Mechanical nickel, it does not dsaccorde almost.)
There is no presence of a model that has as prestigious as Martin & Co. or Taylor but for its price it is incredible, I put 9 / 10 for the sake of objectivity.
-The handle is a rgal: I am a very bad guitarist on acoustic, yet I manage to enjoy myself and it plays very easily.
It is nickel shim-cons are: it's a Mini Jumbo: not be as massive as the jumbo classic is much larger than Folk and larger than a Dreadnought, personally I'm really tall, so no problem me.
-The ACCS is to treble that of an acoustic guitar without a cutaway, it is not a hh Ibanez RG but the treble notes available (juqu 'box 15 roughly) nickel ring.
-No matter how dumb ape or even dress would be able to ring this guitar: even I myself sometimes!
Well, I put 9 because it is not electro acoustic and does not allow me to fly or become master of the world, but otherwise it is perfect.
-Personally, I play metal, this is not really ideal for the style that expresses, nevertheless have, upon which I play a clean passage (opeth, dissection, Bathory to name a few) it rvelle wonderful and fits everything.
I also played with a bit of Rock (Neil Young, Clapton, Gun's & Roses, Red Hot, Foo Fighters, Kyuss, Lynyrd Sky yrd etc ...) and perfect sest.
-What i like most in this Guitar BLEND is the power and scope of its amen by the large fund size of Mini Jumbo, and impressive clarity, and cost crystalline sound that can engage in rich and complex agreements that it turns without the mush.
The violin is for some things: the background and fishplates in Wild Cherry bring much clarity and harmonics without making the sound feeble, stiff and low bass (caught me by the size of the fund.)
In short I tried one or two more expensive Martin (the lower ranges of 600 euros) bah completmenet them enter the Norman point of view of a sound projection and articulation of his ... I never expected them to have a dowry of a violin guitaire such good quality that price, the lower harmonic perfectly clear, with clarity and power.
I saw what gave this guitar in the hands of a guitarist than I am the fittest plundered and quite frankly it's monstrous.
I put her at 10/10, provided that loves its crystalline and not too deaf, this guitar can only agree, and I think when she has aged a bit (I do that availing oneself for 9 months ) it will sound falling down!
"I have shown and I was lucky that I offer in April 2009.
"I have tried many things; of ibanez, but pretty does not ring, the Art and Lutherie, nice but not both, of the input ranges Martin, more expensive and which did not arrive ankle, and finally a package of Normann: the Dreadnought B20, the B20 Folk, B18 Cedar and ST40.
I found the B18 Cedar good, but more low end, the ST40 too conventional (base and fishplates mahogany cedar + table, it sounded too mellow and "down" for me that prefers its crystalline) when the B20 Folk and Dreadnought, I found the sound of folk too cudgel for accompaniments and that of the Dreadnought and slamming too steep for fingerpicking ... From a sound point of view, the DOJ is the bridge between the two, both dfandant these two styles of games.
A particular feature-I do not like? bah after a month and a half, I noticed that the connection of the rear binding is seen due to a trace of glue ... micro hand for emergency monomaniacs Allien, I think this guitar does not suffer dfaux cosmtique. Personally I am 200% conquered by its crystal clear sound but not stiff, wide and powerful but not muddy and disharmonious ... fans of his ultra hot and can be down would hate it ...
-I pay 515 euros ... I test this guitar without seeing the price, I would have won 800/1000 euros.
"If I'm the fly or it crashed really, I think I cry a little, I Deutsche my tears and went up a scam to buy me!
I put 9 / 10 because I do not think being a total objectivity, but damn, what I want to put 10!