I just wanted to let everyone here know about an online blind listening test (with classical guitars) that is online at this moment (for 2 weeks) as part of the Leonardo Guitar Research Project. I've talked about the LGRP here before: (viewtopic.php?f=11&t=99433
) and the project is now drawing to an end.
As part of the project, a listening challenge has been set up using a video in which several guitars, made from different wood species, were recorded and assembled into one fluent musical piece.
Some of the guitars are made from tropical tonewoods like rosewood, ebony, mahogany and Spanish Cedar. Other guitars are made from local and less commonly used non-tropical wood species.
All guitars are of the same model. They all have European spruce tops, the same bracing pattern and the same strings.
In the challenge, assessors will first hear the audio track from the video. They will then complete a survey, after which they will receive the full video (audio + visual) where they can see the guitars being played and discover which woods they are made from...
You will find the links and more (bilingual) info on http://www.leonardo-guitar-research.com ... -challenge
It would be great if you could share this listening test with others in the classical guitar community! The more people participate the better and the more useful the results of the project will be.