Rainsong APSE AL Petteway Special Edition #17136
Check out this Al Petteway signature series instrument from RainSong! Features includes an all-graphite soundboard, all-graphite back & sides, all-graphite neck with adjustable truss rod, Tusq nut, saddle & bridge pins, chrome plated Gotoh SGV510Z-L5-C tuners with 1:21 gear ratio, LR Baggs Stage Pro Anthem electronics, & custom hardshell case.
For the APSE, I chose the OM size body since it is really the perfect size for solo fingerstyle players. The frequency response is more evenly balanced across the strings and the high strings have a sweetness that doesn't happen with a bigger guitar. It's much easier to mix in an ensemble or duet setting as well. Since I play with my wife Amy White much of the time, we like to set up her guitar to produce the big bass bottom while I fill in more of the mids and highs. It makes for a much cleaner sound. (Al Petteway)