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tk

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left hand action level on PDL guitar 

I was watching one of PDL's documentaries and came across this particular scene. I took a photo of it and was wondering if you guys have noticed how high the action looks here?

I have heard about the guitar being very difficult to play but did not expect the action to be this high.



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Ricardo

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RE: left hand action level on PDL guitar (in reply to tk

It is pretty “normal” to me. You can also tell by how far down the strings go when he presses. Also here is a nice perspective section at 3:38 you can see by his thumb how nice and low it is on the bridge side and when he presses the strings it is not so bad. Same shot helps to shoot down the rumor that he powers the stroke from the middle joint for picado scales.



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xirdneH_imiJ

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RE: left hand action level on PDL guitar (in reply to tk

https://www.flamenco-guitar.net/

Ingo has got quite a few of Paco's (and other greats') instruments measured. Plenty of valuable information here.
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Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: left hand action level on PDL guitar (in reply to tk

quote:

ORIGINAL: tk
I have heard about the guitar being very difficult to play but did not expect the action to be this high.


The string height at the nut is high. I can’t see the rest of the guitar neck in the photo and the video Ricardo posted isn’t clear.

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Stu

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RE: left hand action level on PDL guitar (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

cool site.

Not sure about that Paco bust tough!
I know its young Paco, but something a bit off key about the likeness



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tk

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RE: left hand action level on PDL guitar (in reply to Ricardo

I see, for some reason he left hand picture showed high tension but the right hand is reasonable in the video

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