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AG-5 (Enrique Chi Commission)

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Known for an innovative approach to music inspired by American and Latin cultures, Latinx rock’n’rollers Making Movies are “breaking down walls in the U.S

— Rolling Stone Magazine
Enrique Chi’s first moments with his new guitar!

Mutual friend, Mary Kemper Wolf, pointed Making Movies‘ front man, Enrique Chi, to my studio. He visited and played almost every instrument I’d made, eventually commissioning this unusual steel string acoustic guitar with 9 strings. It was a challenging project but the guitar turned out very well, sounds amazing, and easy to play.

AG-5: 9-string Acoustic steel string guitar; strings tuned E3/E4 B4/B4 G4/G3 D3 A3 E2; head, neck, and body of roasted (torrefied, carmelized) curly maple; top of AAA European spruce; fretboard and bridge of Macassar ebony; Grover Mini Locking Rotomatic tuning machines (406 series in chrome), John Pearse 1410L Acoustic 12 String Phosphor Bronze Silks Lt 10-49 strings.