I agree, yet a large amount of the time people spend on here seems to be talking about these less relevant issues!Peter Lovett wrote: ↑Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:04 amI think that criticism based on such things as, cedar/spruce, 6/10 strings, nails/no nails, Torres/Smallman guitars etc. can be dismissed as irrelevant, it is a personal preference. Criticism based on musical interpretation, performance, sound production quality, etc. have far more substance, especially if the maker has the intellectual chops to justify their view.
My theory is that it's symptomatic of Practice Avoidance Syndrome.