Wedge allows my shoulder to relax a little
bit, letting me play longer and with less pain.
My left hand loves the roundness of the neck,
and the wide fretboard feels natural to me.
From open strings to as far up the fretboard
as you can get, the intonation is right on, and
there are no funky frets that don’t sound the
same as the ones around it. The action is easy
out of the box, but I could see the action
going lower yet, if necessary.
Recording the Munn was a delight. With one
of my favorite mics, an sE Electronics sE3 small
condenser, I captured a fantastically clean and
warm sound. Complex and rich with over-
tones, the attack comes through punchy but
pure, and you can feel the lows in your spine.
It reminds me of the smooth, balanced, spar-
kling tone that the late Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
got playing behind fiddler Kevin Burke, which
caused me to fall in love with D–A–D–G–A–D.
No wonder the Munn stole my heart.
The Final Mojo
The Munn Small Jumbo has the kind of tone
that great guitar affairs are made of. The
kind of tone that solo fingerstyle guitarists
and singer-songwriters lust after in the studio
and onstage. That’s what makes David Munn
keep doing what he does. “I think the most
rewarding part of the process is when I get
to sit down and listen to one of my guitars
being played by a good guitarist, who can
really make the guitar sing.” And I’m sure
that there are plenty of players out there who
will be more than happy to oblige Mr. Munn,
given the chance.
you’re looking for a six-string
soul mate to help your heart
sing onstage, in the studio, or
on the couch.
you prefer to wait until demand
is so high that Munn has to
double his prices.
David Munn Guitars
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