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gerundino63

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Sustain or playability 

I always have a dillema.
What is your thought on this for solo playing, control vs sound:

A blanca with long sustain “cathedralic” sound. And lesser control.

Or a blanca with shorter sustain, “lesser” sound, and better control.

Ofcourse, sound is subjective, maybe control for the pro’s too, but you get what i mean. (I hope😃)

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mrstwinkle

 

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

Is cathedralic ('concert grade'?) predominantly a feature of the body depth of the guitar?

Depends what you're playing I suspect. Mineras / tarantas usually work better with the sustain IMO.

Realistically, I suspect most guitars if playing in public are going to be massively affected by hall echo, so more control is preferable if live. In a recording studio, bring several guitars...
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Ricardo

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

This is why every flamenco guitarist has two guitars minimum

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gerundino63

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to mrstwinkle

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ORIGINAL: mrstwinkle

Is cathedralic ('concert grade'?) predominantly a feature of the body depth of the guitar?



A lot of things together, wood, top, weight, plantilla. But in general, a “bigger little heavyer guitar”

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gerundino63

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo

This is why every flamenco guitarist has two guitars minimum


But witch would jou prefer for a gig?

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Morante

 

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

You have a Gerundino. Play it near the bridge and you have a great flamenco. Play it near the soundhole and you have a great classical. What more could you ask for?
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Ricardo

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

quote:

ORIGINAL: gerundino63

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo

This is why every flamenco guitarist has two guitars minimum


But witch would jou prefer for a gig?


Which gig? Blanca for accompaniment, negra for solo. But it doesn’t really matter.

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mrstwinkle

 

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

Taking my guitarist hat off - as a listener - non-concert blanca.

Amplification adds boom.
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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo

This is why every flamenco guitarist has two guitars minimum


About three years ago I had three guitars at my brother's house showing them to one of his grown grandsons.

My sister-in-law asked me how many guitars I had. When I told her she asked, "Why do you need six guitars?"

I answered, "Well...you don't really need six guitars."

Now I have seven.

I suspect there may be people on the Foro who have more.

RNJ
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Ricardo

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RE: Sustain or playability (in reply to gerundino63

It is a no brainer.



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