LHT Guitars Hemken Tribute Fugue Archtop
LHT Guitars, Hemken Tribute Fugue Multi-Scale Archtop (New)
This instrument was created to celebrate the memory of the Luthier, Michael Hemken. In early 2021, Tyler Wells became the new steward for some of Michael’s precious material after he passed away and he felt that a special project was necessary. Michael was also an Archtop builder, so Tyler built this Fugue for the 2022 Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival as a way to share the story and include him in the celebration.
The materials are special and not just because of their age and origin. The back, sides, and neck all came from the same large billet of Big leaf Maple. All of the Ebony parts were cut out of a single large hunk of Ebony and the European Spruce top is one that Michael himself joined up an unknown number of years ago.
"It has been my honor to shape these precious materials into a finished instrument. I owe everything to the people that came before me. This instrument has been an important way for me to actively remember that and pay respect to one of the individuals who made it possible for me to pursue my dreams." -- Tyler Wells
The 1st three tracks have just a little reverb
This last recording has effects