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Schieper

 

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Yuolong Guo Flamenco A 

After long contemplating, 2 weeks ago I bought a Yuolong Guo which has been lying around for some while in the London Guitar Studio.
It is a special guitar. Apparently, it has a Nomex double top and a shellac finish and fake peg turners. The guitar is far above my competency level and something that I will be enjoying for years. The overall build quality is nice but in my none expert opinion also a tad rough compared to similar priced Camps or Burguet.
The guitar is very light. And plays very comfortable and easy. The neck is slightly c shaped and feels small compared to my d shaped neck of my Burguet. My fourth, little finger has more control on stretched notes which gives me a clearer sound.
The sound is very dry and dies out quickly. Especially the basses. Which have an interesting “plonk” sound. The trebles are full and clear.
The responds is very fast. Also, the guitar has a broad dynamic range. Making it easier to place accents in volume. Overall the guitar plays louder at comparable strength.
Golpe’s are clearly heard.
Since the tuner is nervous when tuning the guitar, I assume the notes to have abundant secondary harmonics.
Resale is probably going to be crap but who cares about that 😊

Verry nice service from London Guitar Studio

Will upload sound sample if I can play something or if I find somebody who can play :-)



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 8 2019 12:40:37
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

Yulong Guo came in second at the 2018 Granada Marin guitar making competition with a traditional Bouchet style build. He knows how to make a good sounding guitar, they can be a lot of fun to play.

He probably chose Bouchet for the competition due to the association between Bouchet and Marin that occurred earlier in Marin’s career (in the late 1970’s). A bracing pattern that is sometimes referred to as being ‘Granada-style’ came out of their collaboration, I believe. There’s an article in issue #8 of Orfeo magazine that talks about this and has a picture of a Marin guitar utilizing a ‘Bouchet bar’.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 8 2019 19:22:11
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

that's a beautiful blanquita, definitely do some recordings. congratulations! 😁

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 9 2019 20:04:34
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

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Yuolong Guo which has been lying around for some while in the London Guitar Studio.


Interesting - I cvan see what you paid from going to their website, but I can't find any reference to a peghead by seaching any of the 'import from China' type sites. Economics of Chinese importsare always a bit odd, but if the guitar is good, who cares.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 9 2019 21:01:25
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

I had a play on that very guitar a couple of months back and thought about buying it:

http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=315524&appid=&p=&mpage=1&key=guo&tmode=&smode=&s=#315524

It was easily the most interesting guitar in the shop.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 10 2019 0:15:25
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

Thanks Jalal. Pricewise and competence wise, I just was not ready for a specially for me build guitar.

Brandon, I read your review before going there. So, thanks for that. I took that into consideration.

you can find the guitar/builder here http://singing-dragon-music.tk/en/guitars/special-master-pieces/

3 things annoyed me most on my Burguet 2F Negra:

- Trebles where sharp/distorted
- Bas kept on humming.
- B/G string not 100% in tune

Only minor details, and the playing comfort and the level of craftsmanship where just so nice. So, I tried numerous times the Burguet Flamenco and a Juan Hernandez Flamenco and a Camps. Also, nice guitars and seemingly in workmanship nicer then the Yuolong Guo. Although I have to say all these guitars had a lacquer finish that I think, marks up some unevenness and gives a nicer gloss.

However, sound wise (and I realise that might be due to my lack of technical abilities) for me to similar to justify the expense. The Guo stood out there. It has incredibly clear and round trebles. And a loud bass, that drops of very quick. The guitar is very responsive. If she is in the case and you tap on the case. You can hear here hum.

Last night I just played arpeggios for an hour, just so I could admire the beautiful trebles.

Only guitar that for me came close, was a Rafael Romero model 1 which had a more intimid sound, very craftsmanship but was also 1.000,- more expensive.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 12 2019 12:24:06
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

So I made a vid of the inside so you can al see the fan bracing etc. Mr. Guo left a nice surprise inside which I would characterise as a typical feature of chinese craftmanship. You'll see it at the end of the vid .

https://youtu.be/DOq7sjalYds

It still to me is a highly enjoyable quitar to play. Comfort and sound wise. If it ever gets destroyed or lost, I woudl seriously consider ordering a new one.

Two lessons learned is that a) the schellac finish is prone to scratches and b) a mechanical tuners are more comfortable. These geared, fake peg-heads are just so-so. Although they look cool.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 25 2019 10:56:42
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to Schieper

looks pretty clean to me. but why did he cover one of the harmonic bars in masking tape?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 27 2019 8:53:23
 
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RE: Yuolong Guo Flamenco A (in reply to jalalkun

Yes, amazing isn't it. Masking tape :-) and they forgot 2 toothpicks.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 27 2019 16:38:13
 
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i guess these toothpicks are the remnants of the fixing sticks for the bridge. he didn't bother to get rid of the excess 😂

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 27 2019 20:02:41
 
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ORIGINAL: Schieper

Yes, amazing isn't it. Masking tape :-) and they forgot 2 toothpicks.


But what if you remove them, and the guitar is dead? Maybe they are a crucial component to the magic

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