To guitar cognoscenti, the name Roger Sadowsky is synonymous with the heavyweight players who've famously used his instruments throughout their careers - you know, the cats. The A-list. Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Lionel Loueke, Keith Richards, Walter Becker, Tal Wilkenfeld, Andy Summers, Kurt Rosenwinkel...we could go on, but you get the point. These are musician's musicians. The real deal. You can likely imagine how good Roger's instruments must be if this is the roster of folks playing them, right?
There's something about a Sadowsky - the feel, the exquisite build quality, the playability, the tones...they're very alive, lightweight, resonant instruments, ready for whatever you throw at them. The ease of play can't be overstated. They simply play themselves, and deliver extremely nuanced, beautiful tones whether plugged in or just playing on the couch. There's a richness and depth to these instruments both feel and tone-wise that let you know you're playing something special from the moment you sit down with one.
This well cared for 2018 Semi-Hollow model was designed to produce a traditional jazz tone, yet have the ability to function at much higher volume levels without feedback. If you're into effects/pedals, or playing in larger bands/louder settings, the semi-hollow will definitely put a grin on your face. It's a rewarding and highly expressive guitar at both quieter home volumes or 1am gig volumes, never losing its sense of dynamics and sensitivity to your right hand's picking dynamics.
Simply put? The Sadowsky Semi-Hollow is a world-class, very versatile guitar that can go from a jazz gig to a pop gig with ease, all while looking damned good in the process. These are remarkable instruments that easily live up to Roger's well-earned reputation!