After 5 years of non-stop touring with just one guitar, with his CWG23s+ IndianRose ‘Mike Dawes’, it was time for a second guitar for Mike Dawes who has often been awarded as “best acoustic guitarist” – with a few updates: the new “CWG23sH Koa ‘Mike Dawes` 2020”.
- The depth of the body has been increased slightly and the choice of wood has been changed. Both together increase the purely acoustic properties in order to compensate for the loss of sound that a magnetic pickup in the sound hole causes acoustically (it closes a large part of the sound hole). As a result, the new Mike Dawes Model 2020 sounds as open and full as you would expect from any other Cuntz guitar, despite the sound hole pickup.
- Two tuning machines for b’ and e’ have been replaced by Banjo D-Tuners for even more technical refinements
- The internal electronics have been completely redesigned: with only one 9-V battery, ALL (four) pickups are now preamplified as active in the instrument at low impedance. In addition, a “high cut” (treble control) of the piezo element and an adjustable active low cut filter (filtering the bass to mid range) for the internal microphone are installed.
- As with the IndianRose ‘Mike Dawes’ model, the sound hole is optimised for mounting the sound hole magnetic pickup in the position of the imaginary 24th fret.
On order we can also reproduce the original ‘Mike Dawes’ model.
I am at your disposal for questions and for the planning of your desired instrument.
Mike´s guitar LIVE on his latest LIVE album SHOWS AND DISTANCING
Bilder / Pictures by MIKE DAWES and CUNTZ GUITARS