As one of Singapore’s best fingerstylist, Shun Ng, requires certain options to compliment his unique playing style. We feel very privileged to custom-built him a guitar that will accompany him throughout his musical journey.
Shun’s guitar is a first of its kind from the thousands we have built so far. As he specified, it is built in a Raffles(small jumbo) shape with Victoria (000) depth. This gives him playing comfort without compromising on the tone and projection he prefers. It has solid Adirondack Spruce top and solid Cocobolo back and sides and is braced with our Ultra-Bracing system, giving Shun the punch and projection, deep percussive basses and sweet trebles that is needed for his funk fingerstyle playing.
Built with custom options such as Soundport, Florentine Cutaway and Beveled Armrest, what makes Shun’s guitar standout is the scalloped fingerboard. Common in electric guitars, this is our first time to do such to an acoustic guitar. Trying Shun’s guitar, we were surprised how it is very playable due to the scalloping, enabling players to play with ease while producing clear and more defined notes.
Here is what Shun said about his instrument:
“My Custom Shop Raffles-’Shun‘ model is a very well balanced sounding guitar with punchy bass and crystal highs. Even before its been played-in and seasoned it displays great timbre maturity. With its beautifully scalloped neck, Maestro has outdone themselves in making a guitar I think feels amazing. An instrument I’d love to play and I’d believe many other fingerstyle guitarist would too.”
It is a real privilege to build a unique instrument for a unique player. Shun will be moving to US this year to pursue his music. In the meantime, watch out for his videos, grab a copy of his album, see him perform live, and be mesmerized with his music.
If you are a player that requires specific options that you are unable to find in off-the-rack models, contact me and we will be happy to build one for you.
Shun will be performing 2 shows entitled Shun Live in Concert: Funky Thumb Stuff on July 27 & 28, 2012 at The Goh Ewe Kheng Auditorium, 7:30PM. Proceeds for this show will be for the new Goh Ewe Kheng Auditorium. Tickets are selling for S$80. To know more, visit www.eagles.com.sg/funkyThumbConcert.html