Details on electronics - Shadows SH4020-C system:
- Monophonic or stereophonic reproduction
- Microphone System Nanoflex-6 (single capture for each string)
- Electronically adjustable microphone sensitivity for each string (rotary potentiometer button flush with serrations to adjustment by hand or footprint screwdriver)
- Volume, bass, medium and treble and panoramic adjustable rotary potentiometer
- Push phase inverter
- Push tuner (mutes) and three tuning diodes (red 1 "too low", 1 green, "just", 1 red "too high")
- Integrated output to the lower strap button (standard 6.3 mm jack mono or stereo depending on use)
- Power by 2 x AAA batteries available hatch opening in the preamp box
This is not quite handle classical guitar because narrower. Its action is impeccable and very nice. This is a handle on which is easily going to virtuosity.
This guitar is lightweight! well balanced, its reduced thickness will make a good companion to play standing with a strap (it is equipped with more buttons).
The pan Venetian cut allows comfortable access to acute.
The sound is excellent! This is not an instrument sound very "typical" and very powerful. But his tone is beautiful: hard to describe sounds with words, I would say it seems pretty clean. The highs are crystalline, there is not this feeling smothered some Treble nylon guitar give, not "foil" over the top. Bass have a good attack and are neither too round nor too thin. A nice tonal balance, sum. It is equipped with the purchase Savarez ARJ. The choice of strings is obviously a major instrument of this quality. I did not risk doing any tests! Note that the report on the G string (the bane of guitars!) Is satisfactory - but never had the opportunity to test-level guitars very high, no nylon guitars I played have really had very favorably this point; Hanika this is all that is doing best.
Amplified in: excellent! amplified sound seems remarkably more natural than many other guitars. Effective and precise EQ settings of the pre-amp allow to me to erase much of this impression of his "plastic" that was on many electro-acoustic amplified (I think the Godin have stamped amplified very special that may appeal to some, but I do not like)
The quality of wood and their joints are probably many in the virtues of this instrument. Fun little test: put the guitar flat, approach to 50 cm and talk (even rather low voice), then listen up: the strings are nicely put in resonance! The slightest chill, this guitar live!
I'm not sure that this guitar suits the "hardliners" classic. I know nothing of instrumentalist requirements in this area. I use it to jazz, "folk-jazzifiant Classico" (a little "genre + Charlie Haden Pat Metheny, but rather shabby ), pop-bossa jazouille and these domains This is a pure delight!
In amplified, I do not like the sounds too synthetic, too "plasticized" some EQ deliver. But conversely, I appreciate with this Hanika the opportunity to bring natural sounds close enough that it has in its acoustics.
Acoustics: that's good! It is an instrument with a very balanced timbral panorama.
I had some electro-acoustic nylon hand ranging from low-end to mid-range +: Something Admira, Alhambra I-remember-what, Godin Multiac nylon, Cordoba GK studio ... This is by far which corresponded most closely to my expectations: playing comfort construction (assembly, finishing very very good quality), sounds ("pure" acoustic, amplified in natural), mechanical quality of the nut and bridge, etc. .. .
The design of the guitar is great, everything is balanced to my eye. Only downside: the "black porous mat" finish that gives it, in my opinion, a somewhat austere - fortunately mitigated by the beautiful (to my taste, always!) Rosette decoration. However, many people have told me: "what class, this guitar". So I agree with their judgment!
The value for money? When comes to guitars that cost more than € 1,000, I think people who live on the RMI or those tiny wages are struggling to make ends meet month ... 1000 €, n ' is not nothing! As an amateur, it is then a luxury purchase ... So I scruples to indulge in ostentatious pseudo-arithmetic such reports - which of course is very subjective: in these price ranges, try compare the judgment that will give you a "subscriber" to the Heart Restau than a boss Cac40. You see what I mean? Very modestly, I would say that it is an instrument of superb quality.