Sungha Jung (Born South Korea on September 2, 1996)
Hi, I'm Sungha Jung from South Korea. My dream is to become a professional acoustic fingerstyle guitarist.
I had been watching my dad play the guitar for awhile before I finally jumped on it myself three years ago.
Currently, I am taking drum lessons and teaching myself fingerstyle guitar. I used to not have tabs for the music that I played in my videos. I just listen and pick them up directly from the sound source in videos available on the internet. However, recently, I have started playing with original tabs whenever they are available to me by courtesy of the authors. My old guitar is custom made by Selma to fit my body size, and on it, Thomas Leeb wrote "Keep on grooving to my friend."
As of Jan. 1st, 2009 Lakewood acts as sponsor for my guitar officially. I'm very grateful to those prominent guitarists who have had a great influence on my guitar playing. I'll continue to study them and learn more about interpretation of music and various playing techniques. My daily practice routine lasts for one to two hours when school is open, but I play up to three hours a day during the school breaks. It usually takes me two to three days to practice and videotape a new piece but sometimes up to a week for more difficult ones.
Last, but certainly not least, I can't thank Ulli Bogershausen enough for being my musical inspiration.
Sungha Jung's Guitar
Sungha Jung's guitar is made and sponsored by Lakewood (a German acoustic guitar manufacturer) from January 1, 2009.
Sungha Jung Signature - Grand Concert Model with cutaway and pickup systemSignature Series
Model name: Sungha Jung Signature Body shape: Grand Concert
Top: AAA European spruce
Back & Sides: Indian rosewood AAA (Style 32)
Cutaway: soft (round)
Soundhole rosette: Wooden core (matching back & sides) with purflings
Headstock: Flat headstock
Neck width at nut: 44 mm (1.73 inch)
Scale length: 650 mm (25.6 inch)
Pickup system: L.R. Baggs Anthem
Tuners: Schaller M6 chrome with rosewood buttons
Finish: open-pored satin gloss (natural finish)
Case: Hiscox Lakewood hard case
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