Guitar Review

Kathy Wingert'sVenetian Cutaway Grand Auditorium - reviewed by JimiBeeler & NormanL. Beberman

Top: Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides:Maccassar Ebony

Details: AbaloneRosette; Gotoh 510 tuners

Kathy Wingert handcraftssome of the most tasteful, beautiful sounding, dynamic guitarsmade by any one, any where, any time. Her Grand Concert presentsincontrovertable evidence to amply support this conclusion. Theaccompanying photos are absolutely breathtaking!

Aesthetically, thetight-grain sitka spruce top with its' incredible medulary rays,the striking maccassar ebony chosen for the back & sides,combined with the elegant abalone rosette & Gotoh 510 tunersput the player on notice that this is one outstanding guitar.

Its' huge, explosivesound makes for a commanding presence, yet it still manages tobe extremely sensitive. Kathy's Grand Concert booms when it should& sings gently & sweetly when it should.

Full sounding &clearly balanced across the spectrum. Nice & responsive tofingerstyle playing with an outgoing, boisterous side for flat-pickers.

Kathy's Grand Concertis so versatile, that if I could have only one flat-top, steel-stringguitar...

Builder: Kathy Wingert,28634 South Western Ave., #451, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275Tel: 310.522.596 E-mail: