228 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2010 www.premierguitar.com
The Dutchess PAUL HARTMANN GUITARS fingers let you adjust each string’s intona- tion between the bridge and tailpiece.
hands, the fretboard feels a little wider
than standard, which is great for fingerstyl-ists, but might take some getting used to
For electronics, there’s a floating Bartolini 5J
pickup in the neck position and a very dis-
creet volume control mounted on the pick-
guard. Hartmann took some inspiration from
Gibson with the guitar’s adjustable 6-finger
tailpiece, which looks similar to some late-
model Howard Roberts Fusion III models.
According to Hartmann, the individual
Overall, the craftsmanship and design of the
guitar was pretty solid. There weren’t any
major flaws in the finish—which Hartmann
outsources—and the guitar played well
straight out of the box. For an instrument in
this price range, I would expect nothing less.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the
case—after the amazing flamed top—was
that the guitar was set up with acoustic