MY FAVORITE AXE: 2014 DiDomenico Guitars Custom Acoustic with Sarah Blacker

photo by Guillermo Quexacoatl‘Female Performer of the Year’ in the New England Music Awards (2012), Boston-bred and based Sarah Blacker plays ukulele, guitar and sings a unique version of singer/songwriter pop called “Sundress Rock.”  Her music has been placed on MTV as well as in Subaru and Align CreditUnion TV commercials.

MAKE & MODEL

2014 DiDomenico Guitars custom original (more info at didomenicoguitars.com). Acoustic/electric custom guitar made of Sitka Spruce on top, Indian Rosewood on back, and Mahogany on the neck with mother-of-pearl inlay, and ebony tuning pegs/saddles. I call the guitar “Joni.”

CUSTOM BUILD BACKGROUND

Tony DiDomenico found me through one of my favorite fans in rural New Jersey. He wanted to support one special musician, and after listening to many submissions, blessedly, he chose me. He came to shows and watched how I played live, listened to me play in his shop, found out what I most loved about my current guitars and how they sounded/felt/played, and included features ergonomically designed to match my body and playing needs. It’s the nicest things I’ve ever owned, and truly, the perfect guitar for me. I’ve written 15 songs, and toured nationally with it since March (when I first got it).

WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

Bright but deep, much bigger than its size, loud unplugged, and crisp and bass-y when plugged in.

SPECIAL FEATURES

A fall-away instead of cut-away, mother-of-pearl inlay where the neck meets the body with my “SB” logo and feather designed by my brother, an LR Baggs pickup system, ultra thin body and neck, and rounded back for bigger sound (think violin), and wooden “feather” where the strap lock sits on the neck.

LISTEN NOW at www.sarahblacker.com and follow on Twitter @sarahblacker

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photo by Guillermo Quexacoatl

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