I looked at a lot of options before deciding to buy a Cadenza guitar from Stephen Eden and I am happy that I have made a good decision. The instrument has been customized with a 63 cm scale and low action making it easier for my fairly short fingers without compromising the sound or the appearance. It’s enjoyable to play and I am looking forward to extending my repertoire.
The guitar sounded beautiful from the moment that I took it out of its case. Its tone is warm and round with deep, lovely basses and sweet, rich trebles that maintain their integrity all the way up the neck. It is also beautifully balanced, which makes it easy to pick out and separate voices; it is extremely comfortable and easy to play for both the left and the right hands; and its dynamic range and tonal palette are wonderful. The quality of the Cadenza surpasses that of instruments that are far more expensive than the price asked for by Stephen and Sabrina, both of whom made the experience of purchasing a Cadenza a true pleasure. The care they took and the attention they provided to the particular nut width, string spacing, action height, and even neck shape and dimensions for which I asked was absolutely unfaltering – and, to top things off, they are also fun to work with! Thank you both for such a wonderful experience and guitar.
It is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that looks superb and feels very comfortable to play.
Thank you to Stephen for his consummate luthiery and your good self for keeping me updated about everything- I shall have to try now to be worthy of such a super instrument!
The Cadenza guitar is just FANTASTIC and I can't stop playing it since I have got back. The balance and warmth is wonderful and it has plenty of projection.
For me personally I have found the Cadenza model very kind on my left hand and this enables me to hold barre chords for much longer, reducing counterproductive hand-tiring on my behalf....definitely an added bonus!
I have worked on my technique to take advantage of the balanced rich base tones and sweet sounding trebles which gives me a better overall sound than with my Ramirez
The guitar is so easy to play and feels alive in my hands.
I can honestly say that this guitar is as good and surpasses many top name instruments that I have played in the past.
I am very happy. A true concert instrument capable of nuances and colour, responsive and clear all the way up the neck .I felt connected to it straight away
Having returned to the classical guitar after a twenty year break, I finally decided to replace my forty year old guitar,. and I bought a spruce Cadenza. The old guitar was fine, so I thought, but the Cadenza has rather shown up its deficiencies. It’s tone is better, the trebles ring clearly and the basses are more full and round. My old guitar had the odd note which always sounded slightly muffled, on the Cadenza they all ring out clearly. The Cadenza overall a bit louder. A small bonus is that the corners of the body are a bit more rounded making it more comfortable for the right arm to rest on the guitar. I also like the simple aesthetics of the Cadenza.
So I am very happy with my Cadenza. It was a pleasure to visit Bexhill-on-Sea to try the spruce and cedar versions, and Sabrina’s cake is good if you get the chance
It is nearly now a month since I collected the Cadenza.
Such a beautiful sounding and crafted guitar, it is a joy to play and I love it.
It plays extremely well and I am sure that it will over time sound even better.
Playing and practicing is such a pleasure.