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Echi

 

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RE: Not another $200-$200k Guitar Vid (in reply to JasonM

Ricardo has a point: if you listen to the last part of the video (the direct comparison) while reading the comments, the differences between the guitars are less evident than when you watch the video: there is a obvious bias as you are helping your ears with your eyes.
Nonetheless, imho the problem is the recording. Any recording.

When you play in a room, you get the tone in a 3d environement, which means the sound waves projects ahead and bounce back.
Some guitars are stronger in certain registers than other guitars, some give a more compressed tone etc, with the result in a live session you perceive that some guitars are just better. I remember again the first time I was trying some guitars at Luthiers in NYC with direct comparison with my own guitar: it was eye opening and yet the recording with my phone was just very poor.
As a player, you get a certain kind of feedback (particularly on the "bass frequencies" or in the overtones, which is just different than the listener's; your perception is also helped by the vibrations of the strings under your fingers or the guitar's back on your belly..
In other words: a recording is just unfit to fully reproduce what a player (or even a listener few meters from you) would perceive in a live session.
I wouldn't spend 200.000 $ and probably not even 20.000$ for a guitar, but I understand where the money goes. As Rob suggests, it would be more interesting a comparison between cheaper guitars, maybe priced between the 3000-7000 $range
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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: Not another $200-$200k Guitar Vid (in reply to Echi

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As Rob suggests, it would be more interesting a comparison between cheaper guitars, maybe priced between the 3000-7000 $range


Would you be interested in a fine guitar for about $8,900?

This is not asking you to buy one, as Dan Zeff just recently sold one of my 1997 Miguel Rodriguez styles for that price, which was an enormous deal for the customer;........ as if I were to build that guitar today, the price would be close to $20,000.

The reason I'm asking is that my association with my apprentice is giving me some ideas, perhaps how to do a small shop set up for a limited amount of guitars a year. (something like an Arcangel Fernandez operation with his apprentices) but smaller.

So, any feed back would be helpful to me.

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Echi

 

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RE: Not another $200-$200k Guitar Vid (in reply to Echi

Well, I am not in the market at the moment.
I meant that a comparison between a range of more affordable guitars Would be of better use.
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RE: Not another $200-$200k Guitar Vid (in reply to JasonM

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When I think of a stereotype classical guitarist , this guy Brandon comes to mind lol!


He used to play in a metal band called Tárregeddon and still shreds occasionally. Apparently his tattoos are awesome.

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