“For me, music and life are all about style”

Miles Davis

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating


Jackson Pollack


Casimi Guitars

Feb 11 2018  “Copper Bay Way”


C2 Signature

Soundboard Lucky Strike Redwood Sequoiadendron giganteum

  Back, Sides, Vintage Pernambuco Caesalpinia echinata

Neck Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony Diospyros


LOWER BOUT 15 3/8 “
DEPTH 4 3/8″
NUT WIDTH 1 3/4″



1.Chordal Response:  a energetic-lively response, balanced with crisp developed spectrum, warm productive, brassy mids/ highs  4.8
𝑑1 = 4.85   ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  10 secs  balanced sustain with upper/ lower partials definition   4.8
𝑑2 = 4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )
3. Basic volume and presence: intimate, direct, balanced, crisp round notes, dynamic and rich full voice, sparkling and enchanting     4.8
𝑑3 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: excellent note separation and focus, full bodied , excellent balance and articulation     4.8
𝑑4 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8)

5.Systematic sustain: warm focused sustain, wet and dry response possible, versatile sustain from flat picking to finger-style, superb strumming sustain, definition and punch 4.8
𝑑5 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
6. Response compliance:  lively response with balanced  even finish, open and articulate     4.85
𝑑6 = 4.85 ( 4.85 -n) +1 =1.85 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: very well balanced with a firm acoustic note and crisp finish fiery spirit, dark, bright, vibrant, sensual, brassy, great fundamental         4.9
𝑑7 = 4.9 ( 4.8-n) +1 =1.9 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are very well balanced, refined sound with expert articulation, fundamental  4.85
𝑑8 = 4.9 ( 4.75-n) +1 =1.9 )
9. Tone projection: direct, forward intimate, focused tone production, radiated sound full box breaths, crisp-sharp-radiant-highs      4.8
𝑑9 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85)
10. A large dynamic range: a excellent array of “fiery” dynamics, soft, open, sweet, harsh, dark , bight, crisp acoustic note, brassy to perfect recording guitar, vibrant, sensual and spicey 4.8
𝑑10 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 = 1.85)

11. Tonal bloom: short bloom cycles, warm forward projection  4.9
𝑑11 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )


Quality Of Tone

A well balanced sound with a vibrant acoustic note. Offerings of enthusiastic presence linger with every playing experience due to the instruments remarkable beauty. All strings are balanced and pronounced with a fiery focus, excellent articulation, shimmery highs and a a nice array of dynamics in a medium loud voice. A fun, fast and pleasing guitar to enjoy.  A simply stunning guitar to behold.




∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)= 19.35
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = 19.35 / T
𝐏= 19.35/ 22 ≅8.8 /10 ≅ 88%

The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem


This is a Casimi Guitars original design and concept.  This guitar was crafted in Casimi’s shop in Cape Town South Africa.

Notion of Design

The prototype Casimi C2 Grand Auditorium Signature steel string was built as a personal guitar by Matthew Rice, to be used on stage, in the studio and acoustically. At the outset Matthew knew that he had to design an instrument that would sound as good plugged-in as unplugged. It should also have a very broad and even spectrum of sound with deep rich tones, great clarity and projection.

As a professional songwriter and singer/guitarist, Matthew has become known for his unique style of playing. Demanding much from his instrument, his style involves both very hard complex riff picking and very soft, minimalist playing that relies heavily on the natural resonance of his guitar. The Casimi team set about designing and building an instrument that would stand up to these demands. Using Cocobolo for the back and sides, a Mahogany neck, Sitka Spruce top, Spruce X bracing and Ebony bindings and bevels. The result is a true innovation.

Tonally, this guitar stands out from the crowd. It is extremely rich in the low end with an excellent mid-range that is both warm and bright and a glittering bell-like upper register. It has phenomenal projection. There is a point about a foot and a half in front of the sound hole where the sound gathers and is concentrated in the air. From here it projects out again into the room, quite different from the conventional projection straight from the sound hole. It is fitted with the LB6 LRBaggs acoustic solid under-saddle pickup and pre-amp system. The technology is sparse yet powerful. With a minimum of knobs, buttons and no flashing lights, the instrument retains its authentic acoustic simplicity. This guitar is a collector’s piece and a professional’s dream, combining elegant yet powerful looks and voice. It is an extremely original and striking piece of work.

To put it simply this guitar is remarkably stunning just to see in person. The fit and finish on the guitar will exceed all expectations. The pairing of the famous “Lucky Strike” Californian redwood top with a vintage aged Pernambuco back and sides makes for an extremely special instrument with historical relevance.





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Feb 11 2018  Copper Bay Way


“The things I want to express are so beautiful and pure”

M.C. Escher