We welcome in the Manne family a new talented Artist:
Nguyên Lê (Vietnamese: Lê Thành Nguyên; born 14 January 1959 in Paris, France) is a French Jazz musician and Composer of Vietnamese ancestry. His main instrument is guitar, and he also plays electric bass guitar and guitar synthesizer.
He has released numerous albums, both as a leader and as a sideman. His 1996 album Tales from Viêt-Nam blends jazz and traditional Vietnamese music. Nguyên Lê has performed with Randy Brecker, Vince Mendoza, Eric Vloeimans, Carla Bley, Michel Portal, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Per Mathisen, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine, Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu and Dhafer Youssef.
Here is his comment about the Acustivibe
“Since a long time I was looking for an electro-acoustic guitar whith a great sound & great playability, like an electric. I think I found the diamond one with the Manne AcustiVibe. With its thin body & super easy neck it’s as comfortable as an electric & Andrea Ballarin arranged the ideal setup for me. Thanks to his multiple innovations he has created a stunning guitar. The magnetic pickup is very welcome to add body & warmth to the sound. With a 50/50 mix you don’t hear that it’s more electric, it sounds only bigger with more weight on single notes. But you can also mix 100% magnetic if you need an good electric sound on the spot. You’ll be surprised how good that single coil sounds ! The piezo is one of the best I’ve heard : there is no cold plastic tone here, just a beautiful sound that is one of its kind. Not a real acoustic of course, but an exquisite unique voice. Unlike many comparable guitars I’ve played which all sound the same & which makes you sound the same than the other, this one has a soul : I feel that it delivers my dreams & my emotions.