We use Niibori (what's this?) guitar orchestra instruments, which are tuned half
an octave apart.
The alto, prime, bass and contrabass guitars give the guitar the same standing as the string quartet, the brass band, the recorder consort, the chest of viols and the saxophone choir. The extended compass and rich tone bring our music alive.
The contra guitar is tuned an octave below the prime
The contra's rich, sustained depth adds majesty to the sound
The prime guitar is a conventional classical guitar
It's very versatile and features in all hago's arrangements
The bass guitar is tuned a fourth below the prime
The bass adds solidity and warmth to the sound
The alto is tuned a fifth above the prime
The thin strings and spruce table add a bright clarity to the sound
Read more about our total sound.