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NashvillePlayer

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Leñador

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

Welcome aboard Mike!

My dos pesos, I would wait. It's just a few weeks and you'll get a reasonable facsimile of a concert flamenco guitar. You could adjust I'm sure if you got the other one and moved up one day but why compromise for a matter of a few weeks. I think two months from now you'd be happy you waited. Can't wait to see what the consensus is.....

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rombsix

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

Hey Mike,

I don't think it would be a huge problem either. I own a guitar with the specs you mentioned (actually 646 mm scale length, and I think the nut is 50 mm wide). The neck is not really "radiused" I would say. I can play it fine, without any issues. I can post videos if you like. My hands are small though. However, if you have big hands, I would stick with a "standard" dimensions guitar. You might get cramped with the smaller dimensions especially when you capo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAGG-Flamenco-Guitar-Model-with-Solid-Spruce-Top-Plus-Mahogany-Neck-/270852239090?pt=Guitar&hash=item3f100d2ef2

My origins are from Beirut, Lebanon but now I live in Nashville. Perhaps we can meet sometime and jam.

Cheers!

PS: Here's a video of me playing the 646 mm guitar.



And here's me playing the Sanchis (660 mm).



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2013 0:39:08
 
FredGuitarraOle

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

Welcome Mike!

I think you made a good choice with that negra, I agree that it can be also suitable for Classical music and Bossa Nova on a more amateur level.

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I ask him why someone would order a guitar with those specs and he said some people with smaller hands or come from an electric guitar background liked them. My question is should I consider this guitar?

I would say no. I agree with Lenador that you should wait for the first guitar you ordered.

Don't rush in your decision and good luck with it!
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guitarbuddha

 

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to rombsix

You're in Nashville Romb ? I wanna hear some bluegrass or a bit of Jerry Reed

And welcome Mike. Cant add to the previous advice but if you are used to a Tele and you move to a classical or flamenco setup expect some challenging times. But it does come
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rombsix

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to guitarbuddha

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You're in Nashville Romb ? I wanna hear some bluegrass or a bit of Jerry Reed




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NashvillePlayer

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tri7/5

 

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

Welcome fellow Nashvillian. There are now three flamenco players in the Nashville area now and they are all on the foro. Seriously, I think there are only three of us in the entire city. I've not met any others. I was very much in your boat as I played everything from jazz to rock to classical for 20 years until discovering flamenco last summer. It's been all over since. You'll find this forum to be a great resource as I've learned a ton being here. That and just listening over and over and over to other players. Fortunately we live in a great musical city, some of the greatest musicians on the planet, unfortunately zero of it is flamenco so we have to look to other means to learn and develop.
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NashvillePlayer

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NashvillePlayer

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gj Michelob

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

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My worry is would the radiused narrow neck present any problems with flamenco technique.


Hi NP, welcome to foroflamenco.

One, apparently inconsequential, but truly important problem, is that you will not be able to find a proper cejilla [capo] for a radiused narrow fretboard. And this little tool is quite ubiquitous in flamenco guitar.

My two cent advice, if you want to play flamenco start with a good standard 'blanca'...

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tri7/5

 

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

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ORIGINAL: NashvillePlayer

Hey neighbor! Yes its a shame that with so many great musicians in this town that there aren't more flamenco players than there are. Oh well, they don't know what they're missing. Maybe someday one of the famous country pickers like Vince Gill will have a "flamenco awakening" and start the ball rolling but I won't hold my breath. I would just like to be able to sit down in a small venue around here and watch a good flamenco player. Holler at me if you ever hear of such a thing....the beers on me!


The closest thing we've ever had that I am aware of was Al Di Meola coming to Schermehorn for his World Symphonia tour. Not true flamenco at all, but at least he incorporates a broad pallet of spanish sounds and rhythms in his fusion.
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guitarbuddha

 

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ORIGINAL: Dyingsea



The closest thing we've ever had that I am aware of was Al Di Meola coming to Schermehorn for his World Symphonia tour. Not true flamenco at all, but at least he incorporates a broad pallet of spanish sounds and rhythms in his fusion.


What about this guy, spent time in Nashville with Chet back in the day.

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rombsix

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

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Ramzi that is some really nice playing...you make it look so smooth and effortless. We'll definitely have to meet up sometime. I don't think I could contribute much to a jam session at this stage of the game but I would love to just down and watch a real flamenco player such as yourself. Maybe at some point when I get a little extra cash you might consider giving me a few lessons. In the meantime I'm going to be working through a book/cd by Dennis Koster called "The keys to flamenco." I'm sure there's enough information there to keep me busy for quite sometime but eventually I would like some one on one time with a real player.

Hey Ramzi do you ever perform in any of the clubs around here?


I'm pretty busy as a resident physician, so I don't find much time to give lessons or perform in clubs. I am thinking about trying to do that though.

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Seriously, I think there are only three of us in the entire city.


I tried contacting this guy who I heard is in Nashville, but to no avail... James DaSilva (I think he plays flamenco too).



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LaVaquera

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RE: Hello from Nashville, TN (in reply to NashvillePlayer

Nice to know at least someone on this forum is also in the SE USA. My law practice keeps me busy, but I try to get some playing in.

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