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  • He made an archilaud (an oversized, wavy-sided Spanish lute) for Jackson Browne and a baritone guitar for singer/songwriter Leni Stern (who wanted a lower-pitched acoustic guitar so that her strumming wouldn't be in the same range as her singing).

    The Real Guitar Hero of Rock 'n' Roll

  • Guitarist Bob Metzger's skilled meanderings and chopped strums are accented by Spanish multi-instrumentalist Javier Mas, who switches between bandurria, laud, archilaud and 12-string guitar, providing a key element of Cohen's signature early sound.

    Metro Times

  • Spanish instrumentalist Javier Mas gave the band an added dimension on guitar, bandurria, laud, and archilaud (variants of the oud).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The Spanish musician Javier Mas 'exquisite playing of the barnduria, laud, archilaud and the 12-string guitar gives the folk-based originals, such as "Who By the Fire" and "Suzanne," a Middle Eastern, Balkan and Mediterranean edge

    North Coast Journal Comments

  • (who sing lead on "If It Be Your Will" late in the set) and Spanish multi-instrumentalist Javier Mas (who plays the 12-string guitar and traditional Spanish instruments the bandurria, the laud and the archilaud during the course of the evening).

    Dallas Observer | Complete Issue

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