Crossover

"Die erste Show mit Kosho’s Zucali Crossover war ein buchstäblicher „Ohrenöffner“. Nicht nur klang die Gitarre akustisch sehr gut - die drei Kanäle des Pickup Systems gaben mir unzählige Möglichkeiten zur kreativen Soundformung auf InEars wie auf Wedges. Ich musste hier keine Kompromisse im Sound eingehen um die Signale frei von Rückkopplungen zu halten, sondern konnte mühelos ein volles, breitbandinges und natürlich klingendes Signal realisieren. Ein besonderes Highlight war die immersive Platzierung der Signale in unserem binauralen InEar System KLANG:fabrik."

Phil Kamp, Monitor-Engenieer u.a. bei Henning Wehland

 

Translation of quote:

"The first show with Kosho's Zucali Crossover was a literal "ear opener". Not only did the guitar sound very good acoustically - the three channels of the pickup system gave me countless possibilities for creative sound design on InEars as well as on wedges. I didn't have to make any compromises in sound to keep the signals free of feedback, but could effortlessly realize a full, broadband and natural sounding signal.
A special highlight was the immersive placement of the signals in our binaural InEar system KLANG:fabrik
".

 

The term "crossover guitar" has been established for a few years now. I personally understand it to be a classical guitar that also accommodates a steel-string guitarist and offers the possibility to make music on stage together with fellow musicians even at very high volumes.

I also followed this development and over time created my own concept.

The guitar was tested by Kosho before a big concert with a large and high-quality PA system. Because everything worked so well right away, the guitar was played live afterwards. I found the confirmation that my concept works perfectly beyond my expectations.

Crossover 1857

"Welcher Gitarrist wünscht sich nicht ein Instrument, das über sämtliche stilistische Grenzen hinweg Verstärkungsmöglichkeiten bietet? Eine Gitarre, die den akustischen und dynamischen Anforderungen gerecht wird, und dabei auch unverstärkt klanglich absolut überzeugt! Wer dann noch Wert auf eine perfekte handwerkliche Verarbeitung legt und Freude an einem besonderen Design hat, wird zwangsläufig auf die "Crossover" von Daniel Zucali stoßen. Eine Gitarre, die zudem sehr gut in der Hand liegt und erstaunlich bequem zu spielen ist!"

Johannes Monno
Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Silky Oak (Cardwellia sublimis)
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Scheller
year of construction
2018
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
51mm / 61mm

 

Translation of Quote by Johannes Monno:

"What guitarist does not desire an instrument offering amplification possibilities beyond all stylistic boundaries? A guitar that satisfies all acoustic and dynamic requirements and even sounds convincing unamplified! Those who also value perfect craftsmanship and enjoy a special design will inevitably come across the “Crossover” by Daniel Zucali. A guitar, comfortable in your hand and surprisingly easy to play!"

 

This instrument has a curved fingerboard, a maintenance opening and two pickup systems. The inspection opening makes it particularly easy to carry out any repairs or service work, such as the precise positioning of the two high-quality microphones (Miniflex1). The second pickup system is a Fishman Matrix Infinity. That means there are two channels (1. both microphones, 2. piezo) and many possibilities available!

Crossover 1857

Als FOH/Monitor Techniker in der Beschallung ist die Signalgüte am Mikofoneingang von entscheidener Bedeutung. Die auf einer Tournee von Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck gespielte Crossover Gitarre scheint diesen Grundsatz zu hundert Prozent einzuhalten. Die eingebauten Miniflex Mikrofone und der Shadow Tonabnehmer bilden das Instrument sehr natürlich, bis in die tiefsten Frequenzen, ab. Diese hohe Signalgüte, gepaart mit einer nicht gekannten Rückkopplungssicherheit, ist einzigartig!

Ansgar Friemel, FOH Techniker u.a. bei Revolverheld, Gregor Meyle, Henning Wehland, Pohlmann uvm.
Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2017
Scale
640mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
51mm / 61mm

 

Translation of Quote by Ansgar Friemel:

"As FOH/Monitor technician; in sound reinforcement the signal quality at the microphone input is of decisive importance.
The Crossover played on a tour by Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck seems to fulfill this principle one hundred percent. The built-in Miniflex microphones and the Shadow pickup reproduce the instrument very naturally, down to the lowest frequencies. This high signal quality, paired with an unknown feedback security, is unique!"

This Instrument has a curved fretboard, a bevelled armrest, a maintenance opening and two sound pickup systems. The maintenance opening makes it particularly easy to carry out any repairs and for instance supports, for instance in the precise positioning of the two high-quality microphones (Miniflex7). The second pickup system is a SH 4020 by Shadow. This means you have three channels (1. both microphones, 2. bass strings, 3. treble strings) and endless possibilities! However, these countless possibilities also require a certain professionalism when mixing the three signals.

Crossover 1856

"I play primarily fingerstyle, so I am used to "plugging in" and going into some type of DI box, and then into the house "PA system.” When I plugged in the Crossover model, I was amazed to hear a wonderful nylon string sound, and also amazed at the craftsmanship and comfort the guitar offers. Daniel is a master builder and the guitar is a pleasure to play. Thank you Daniel for this amazing guitar! You’ll love playing the crossover model."

Adam Rafferty
Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2017
Scale
640mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
51mm / 61mm

 

This instrument is almost identical to my first Crossover 53/17. It is fitted with a curved fretboard, a bevelled armrest, a maintenance opening and two sound pickup systems.

The maintenance opening makes it particularly easy to carry out any repairs and service work.

Instead of the Miniflex 7 I used the Miniflex 1 because it doesn't need phantom power. The second pickup system is a SH 4020 from Shadow. This provides three channels (1. the microphone, 2. bass strings, 3. treble strings) and countless possibilities! However, these endless possibilities also require a certain professionalism when mixing the three signals.

Crossover 53/17

„Die Zucali Crossover eignet sich für meine elektro-akustischen Performances unvergleichlich gut, denn solch eine naturgetreue Wiedergabe des akustischen Klangs über Pickup-System habe ich bisher nur sehr selten erlebt. Dieses Instrument scheint störende Rückkopplungen nicht zu kennen und gibt alles und mehr bei der Übertragung der perkussiven Klänge. Daniel Zucali hat sich über die verstärkte „Nylon-String“-Gitarre nicht nur Gedanken gemacht - er hat sie stark gemacht!“

Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck
Model
Elia
Soundboard
Spruce
Back
Indian Rosewood
Lacquer
Matte
Tuners
Alessi
year of construction
2017
Scale
650mm
Neck (nut, 12th fret)
51mm / 61mm

Translation of Quote by Michael "Kosho" Koschorreck:

“The Zucali Crossover is an incomparably fine instrument for my electro-acoustic performances, I have only rarely heard such a faithful reproduction of my natural sound through a pickup system. This instrument doesn't seem to have any disturbing feedback issues, and goes above-and-beyond expectations in the delivery of percussive effects.

Daniel Zucali has done much more than just amplify a nylon-string guitar - he has managed to generally strengthen the instrument.”

 

On this guitar I have incorporated some additional details. It is fitted with a curved fretboard, a bevelled armrest, a monitor soundhole, a maintenance opening and two sound pickup systems. The maintenance opening makes it particularly easy to carry out any repairs, and for instance supports in the precise positioning of the two high-quality microphones (Miniflex7). The second pickup system is a SH 4020 by Shadow. This means you have two jack plugs, three channels (1. both microphones, 2. bass strings, 3. treble strings) and endless possibilities! However, these countless possibilities also require a certain professionalism when mixing the three signals.