Dear fans of Paul Galbraith: I did not mean to insult a great musician. I like his Bach recordings very much and was eager to listen to him life. The more I was disappointed by his Brussels performance and I am not sure that this was a one-off failure. Technically he had some flaws but in general played very well. It was the Brahms guitar which just did not fit for the Bach repertoire he had chosen. The whole bass range was sounding dull, as if the guitar had a bunch of dead notes. Be assured that the negative reaction was unanimous. In a recording session, there might be technical flexibility enough to do some corrections, but not on stage. As a conclusion of this event I would say that this "cello guitar" might please some addicts but is definitely not the way to the hall of fame for our instrument.
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004