Per Hallgren

  • Year: 1999
  • Scale: 650/52 mm
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Indian rosewood
  • Condition: A
  • Price: 3500 Euro

A Daniel Friederich inspired guitar made by Swedish luthier Per Hallgren in 1999, his number 94. This guitar delivers a full bodied, room filling and creamy sound, with clear trebles and impressive sustain and bloom – almost like a built in reverb, but not overly so. Further, it has a quick attack and good projection combined with a pleasing dynamic range and tone colours. The nicely shaped neck and the way the instrument responds results in a guitar that is very easy on the hands. The top is made of European spruce and the back and sides are beautiful Indian Rosewood. The condition is great with some minor playing wear on the top, no cracks or past repairs. The action is set to just below 4 mm on the bass side and 3 mm on the treble with plenty of room on the saddle. The tuners are high-end Scheller’s with snakewood bottons and ball-bearings. This Per Hallgren is built to the highest standard and is beautifully constructed.

Some of the guitarist playing Per Hallgren’s guitars are Göran Söllscher, Per-Olov Kindgren and Mats Bergström.

Per about what he strives for in his guitars: good clarity married to warm but not too deep bases, good sustain and attack, good elasticity in feel and a big dynamic range when playing from pianissimo to forte. A very important thing is to have a wide palette of tone colors available. Besides these features, I obviously want the guitar to have good volume and projection and to be easy to play. Simply put, be a lively musical instrument that creates pleasure and desire to express oneself musically.

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