I absolutely love my Gore redwood top! My Master instructor, Ben Barron, didn't want to put it down when he tried it out! I had to demand he give it back so I could warm up for our performance... No exaggeration! Via Ben's connections at SF Conservatory, many there have heard this instrument and say it is one the best sounding guitars they have ever heard, which is no short praise!
I use Hannabach 815 basses, and flourocarbon trebles. The basic tonal qualities, the massive beautifully balanced overtones, responsiveness, clarity, articulation, note separation, sustain, volume and projection - all are unparalleled! The dynamic range makes me feel like I'm playing an electric and affords massive dynamic expression - with tonal quality maintained from the most subtle note to the most aggressive nail-damaging rest strokes.
If you review this thread
, Trevor talks about the redwood neoclassical he built for me.
It looks far better in person, even after I stupidly scratched up the French Polish. But here are some photos BEFORE scratches:
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