Personally I prefer Goldtone over Anderwood but each to his own. I recently acquired a solid Koa Goldtone from a forum member and I love it but they're not easy to find. This guy is playing a solid mahogany version which I also own. Lovely instruments,probably best you can get without having a custom build IMO. Looks like he is one of your fellow countrymen.
It has no pickup but I own a røde mic for recording.
I think you should buy that one psychomis.They've got the courage of their convictions to show a couple of demo videos and I would say at that price the sound is very acceptable. Also Røde mics in my limited experience (I've only used one to record the bagpipes which is a whole different kettle of fish) are very faithful. Due to the acoustic neck I don't think any pickup could reproduce the depth of tone.
Post by Michael Messer on Jun 27, 2020 7:46:12 GMT
The only really good pickups I know of for Weissenborn-style acoustic Hawaiian guitars are what I used when I had one around 20/25 years ago. They are Sunrise pickups, which were and still are used by David Lindley, and Mimesis pickups that were made by luthier, Mike Vanden. The Mimesis was licensed to Fishman and are still made today, but from the few I have tried they do not compare to Mike's original Mimesis ones. The best way of amplifying any acoustic or resophonic guitar, IMHO, is with a microphone. These days that is considered by most people to be a weird thing to say, but I still believe it is true.