Thank you very much guys. The Velazquez is a monster guitar, it's pretty much got everything you'd want in one of his guitars, and then some.
Thank you for your point in regards to production. The majority of the videos are with and by Frank Wallace and he has spent a ton of time working out the best way to recreate an honest representation of the guitar. On first thought that seems rather straight forward but in fact it's a very tricky affair. The mics, mic placement, recording technology all flavor and compress the sound and that has to be dealt with. I think overall the caliber of his work is excellent but he's really turned a corner IMO in his methodology. I am most grateful for his artistry and dedication to this project.
While being certainly a sales vehicle for the guitars I represent, the bigger goal is to help catalog all these great historic instruments and remind people not to get too lost in the evolution of the instrument. I firmly believe that the tone,tonal palette, complexity of the voice and balance of these qualities...as typified by the "traditional" guitar; is the instrument's greatest virtue and those qualities are the most quickly lost in the pursuit of horse (or any other kind) power. As a builder first and foremost these are the guitars I like and what I model as I strive to stand on their shoulders and do them one better. Thats the goal anyways and an unsatisfiable one so it'll keep me busy.
Aaron Green, Luthier
Guitarists unite to help Anthony Weller. PM me to ask how you may do so as well.