Re: Good choice for to play Irish Music
My Touchstone was sapele/spruce like Bertram's. Certainly not cheap looking at all as Bertram said and very well built and comfortable to play. I had the opportunity to compare it directly with a friend's Single Malt model at a festival. Subtlely different tones but both excellent choices for ITM.
I live in Scotland but am not a peaty man. I tend to go for the lowland's or Speyside's myself.
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