"Samhain" - A Grand Concert sized guitar

 




 

"Samhain" is the second model in my Celtic Festival Series, and is a Grand Concert sized guitar with 14 frets clear of the body. Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, for the Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Bealtine on May 1st and Samhain on November 1st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, just as the Celtic day began at night. My own personal guitar was made in Cedar/European maple reflecting the dark/light balance. It is a lovely intimate guitar for fingerstyle playing and as with all of my instruments has great projection and sustain. Mind you, watch Joe Bardwell giving it a good "strumming" workout in this video:

 

 

Here's a recording of me playing a medley of "Catherine Kelley's" - the traditional Irish tune inspired by Tony McManus - and my own composition "Daithi de Faoite's" on my own Cedar/Maple "Samhain" in CDCDCD tuning.

 

Samhain Taistealai is a multiscale version of Samhain with 630-660mm scale lengths. This guitar made a Road Trip around the UK in 2010/11 - click here for more details including videos and soundclips: