Natura G730 named Best Fingerpicker
By Guitar & Bass, Feb 2008
If this guitar came with a price tag of £500, we wouldn't have blinked. It has a solid cedar top, a solid rosewood back, scalloped bracing, cast tuners and a satin nitro-cellulose finish. The sides are laminated: some luthiers prefer this because it effectively decouples the top from the back. You even get an abalone rosette and a pearl logo. The Walden ships with a humidifier, but no case or gigbag - but who's complaining when it sounds like this? It chimes, rings, thumps and kerchunks - everything you could ask of in an acoustic guitar. This is the unmistakable sound of solid wood combined with effortless playability and a sonic character that's equally suited to strumming and picking. Even the build quality is virtually flawless. Add a proper bone nut and saddle and some classy tuners, and this could slay the big guns - for peanuts.