‘Over the last 40 years, I have owned and played many high end guitars - classical, acoustic and electric. I purchased Ed’s ‘Ellipse’ guitar after playing it for 5 minutes. I heard and felt the music as never before and immediately understood the international praise for Klein’s work and art.
‘I have two of Edward Klein’s instruments, and I have to say that they have made me a better guitarist. First, the tone is beautifully even throughout the range of the instrument. More importantly, each note has a huge range of possibilities in terms of its dynamic, its timbre, and its articulation. With such a large palette of colour to work with, I’m left free to explore my imagination. The guitar will effortlessly respond to whatever I ask it to do, so it becomes my job to ask it to do the most interesting gestures I can think of. They are gorgeous instruments with a wonderful sound; I love this man’s guitars!’
‘To those considering a guitar from Edward Klein, I offer my experiences with his work in two paramount areas. First, the luthier must be a person with whom you can easily communicate. From establishing my specifications to tracking my delivery, Edward was there for me. There was never a lag in his correspondence to me. From my questions to his recommendations, he was timely, courteous, and professional in his responses. Second, the luthier must deliver a quality instrument. My classical guitar from Edward has a powerful and sweet sound. What I really love about my guitar is how, with his design, nearly the entire soundboard vibrates freely, creating superb sustain. It is wonderfully resonant and balanced, from my low basses to the bell-like trebles.
‘I originally learned about the Ellipse guitar when it was featured in Acoustic Guitar magazine. I was immediately struck by the extraordinary, original design. Since I was originally trained as a classical guitarist this guitar appealed to me because it offered the sound of a steel-string with a neck that has a full classical width and body dimensions that are more similar to a classical guitar.