Scott Henderson signature and online MI course announced
It’s taken 20 years to see a production signature model for US jazz-fusion and blues virtuoso Scott Henderson, but at last players will be able to purchase his highly modified S model spec. The result is “a vintage-sounding instrument that’s easy to play, that stays in tune and doesn’t hum”, says Scott.
To help achieve this, Scott favours a roasted maple neck to give stability and a “deeper” tone with a D-shape neck profile for comfort. He also opts for the focused midrange trio of single-coil Michael Landau pickups that are SSCII-equipped to reduce hum without affecting tone. Henderson chooses a trio of the same pickups to offer uniformity with subtle differences between switching.
In other Henderson news, he hosts a new course on improvisation as part of the Musicians Institute online learning programme. Other courses include Harmony And Theory Fundamentals and Ear Training Fundamentals. The 10-week courses ($799) provide a mix of pre-recorded video lessons, weekly assignments and Live Lectures using innovative streaming technology, all online. Classes are capped at 20 students so they will receive personalised feedback from their instructors, and those who achieve grades of 70 per cent or above will be awarded an MI Online Certificate Of Accomplishment. www.suhr.com / www.mi.edu
Scott Henderson was the first endorsee of Suhr Guitars – and now he has his own signature