Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 01/2021 | Author: Jens Hausmann
The response and sensitivity are absolutely inspiring; even the smallest variations in attack are easily reproduced in a wealth of tone colours and rich dynamics. This allows nuances that one is more accustomed to with classical guitars. The balance between an elegantly present fundamental tone with fresh overtones on the one hand and a singing treble with solid, supporting highs in melody playing and warm, dry basses on the other hand is excellently achieved. Anyone looking for a fingerstyle steelstring and possibly even coming from classical guitar should consider a personal visit to Stoll's workshop.
Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 05/2019 | Author: Harald Wittig
The local wood tenor ukulele impresses already at first play: with a remarkably fast and direct response it is extraordinarily loud and powerful in tone. It responds to the touch in an exemplary manner and offers considerable dynamic reserves, so that the player can indulge in a wide range of sounds from the wafer-thin pianissimo to the powerful forte. At the same time, the sound always remains clear and exceptionally colourful. Thanks to the resonating overtones, individual notes and chords are given a multidimensional quality that is only found in top-class instruments.
Magazine: Bass Quarterly 03/2019 | Author: Sebastian Stolz
The Duke Archtop is an extraordinary Acoustic Bass, which fits somewhere between Double Bass and Acoustic Bass and is incredibly enjoyable. The Multiscale-fingerboard is easy to play thanks to the ﬂat neck, the rather slight fan (compared to other manufacturers) makes it very easy to get used to. Once accustomed to it, one is amazed how beautiful this Duke can sound. High quality built and with a lot of love for detail you get an instrument you will have fun with for a long time.
Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 06/2018 | Author: Andreas Schulz.
The ingredients for Christian STOLL's classic crossover model are perfectly combined, not only in the choice of materials, but also in the combination of features as a mixture of traditional classic and modern details ... The sound and the construction of this crossover nylon string make it an ideal instrument for the steel string player who wants to use the nylon sound without having to switch completely to a classical kind of playing feel.
Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 02/2016 | Author: Andreas Schulz
Song accompaniment, celtic, modern, new-age can be excellently realised with this instrument. The response is grandiose, even light strokes produce a full and expressive tone, the sound can be shaped and modulated very well, the implementation of any action of the player is exemplary. Even simple chords - if they are articulated cleanly and confidently - sound like music and radiate depth and expression.
Magazine: Guitar Acoustic 05/2013 | Author: Jürgen Richter
Anyone who is used to one of the usual so-called acoustic basses will be startled at the first tone of the IQ and will shrink in fright. That's how fat and bassy an acoustic bass can sound ... If you want to play bass acoustically, real bass, there is no way to avoid a bass from Stoll ... In the multiscale version, the IQ bass offers an untroubled experience all the way down to the bottom, even as a five- or six-string. It proves a powerful, defined tone ...
Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 02/2012 | Author: Andreas Schulz
The combination of the special features fanned frets, bevel and side sound hole is successful and together with the solid base of a handmade solid jumbo steel string it makes a grandiose instrument with which you will attract attention. The overtone-rich sound with its clear articulation as well as the extremely clean intonation in all registers make Stolls IQ an exceptional soloist guitar.
Magazine: bass quarterly 5/2010 | Author: Christoph Hees
The Classic Bass appears as a successful hybrid of classical Nylon String and "typical" Acoustic Bass. Both body size and shape as the classic type of Stringing are borrowed from its guitar counterpart, while the Scale length of 75 cm (Standard long scale: 86.4 cm) and the "only" eighteen frets seem to be genes of the Acoustic Bass. The instrument has a wonderful silky touch and exudes a certain unostentatious elegance. The satin finished maple body with a one-piece rosewood binding bears a spruce top in nordic blonde ..
Magazine: bass quarterly 4/2009 | Author: Lutz J. Mays
Wow, that sounds quite different from my acoustic bass "conventional" design. The bass sounds like bass, sounds like bass, sounds like bass ... What you hear has foundation, dynamics and volume. This bass can keep up with an acoustic guitar. The sound is warm and defined and already tends more towards the double bass than towards the electric bass .. Be sure to check it out!
Magazine: Akustik Gitarre 02/2006 | Author: Andreas Boer
Good materials, the best workmanship, excellent set-up and in addition to all this perfect sound development along with an ideally shaped neck for the finger-stylist: The Stoll-Ambition-Fingerstyle fully lives up to its name and fulfills the expectations you would have towards a hand-built instrument. The fingerpicker in search of the "instrument for life" should venture into a test run with this guitar ...