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Lisa Hui : guitarist/singer/songwriter
Photography: J.K. Shishido

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Name: Lisa Hui
Born: Hong Kong.
Currently resides in: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Day Job: medical doctor.
Musical styles: pop, rock, folk, alternative.
Musical influences: Nobuko Imai, JieBing Chen, Junko Ueda, Suzanne Vega, Yo Yo Ma, Lisa Loeb, Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, John Lennon, Joan Baez, Tracy Chapman.
Main instrument: Rick Turner Model 1 (featherweight version) electric guitar.
Other instruments: Rainsong OM1000 steel string guitar, Alvarez classical guitar.
Amplification & Effects: SWR California Blonde, Gallian-Kreuger 250ML, T.C. Electronics chorus/flange pedal, ProCo Rat distortion pedal, volume pedal (can't remember what brand).

Contact Information: none at the moment.

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Rick Turner Model 1 (featherweight version)

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Builder: Rick Turner
Model: Model 1 (featherweight version)
Serial Number: 03-1840.
Case/Gigbag: hardshell case.

Dimensions
Scale Length: 25 inches.
Neck Shape: oval.
Width at Nut: 1.67 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 2.1 inches.
Overall Length: 38 inches.
Widest: 12.5 inches.
Depth: 2.5 inches.

Construction
Neck: graphite reinforced Spanish cedar, tilt headstock, mahogany overlay on front of headstock, black binding on front.
Fingerboard: Madagascar rosewood, black bound with Paua shell dots.
Body: 'featherweight' body construction (chambered western red cedar) with mahogany top and back, black binding top and back.
Finish: transparent 'Turner red' clear gloss body and face of headstock; oil on back of neck.

Hardware
Bridge: modified Schaller, with piezo transducers (chrome).
Tuners: Schaller (chrome).
Strap buttons: large button-type (chrome).
Outputs: 1/4" mono.

Electronics
Pickup: one Turner passive humbucker (set in rotating black plexiglass 'soundhole').
Controls: passive master volume, piezo/magnetic blender, sweep control for quasi-parametric EQ, EQ boost/cut, passive tone control (push/pull for coil tap), mini-toggle to turn on EQ.
Preamp: Turner 'CP' electronics with piezo/magnetic blend.

Lisa's comments about this guitar:
     "I like this guitar, it's my favorite, I'm keeping it forever. Since I got this one I got rid of my other electrics. It has pretty much all the sounds I want. It can do a pretty good fake acoustic sound too, so I'm that much closer to playing just one guitar all the time. I don't like switching between lots of guitars, it's annoying. Before this I was using a Les Paul, in comparison to this guitar it sounded almost blurry. I also had a Steinberger that had better clarity and actually the sound was pretty good, but the high end was a little brittle, or harsh, and the lows were cold...
     The preamp [quasi-parametric EQ] on this does a lot - a LOT - but I have to concentrate when I turn a knob because it's not like what I'm used to. It's easy to get lost, I'm not really into turning knobs... But overall [the Turner] good because it's light, and I think it's pretty easy to play too - we like each other."

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