Purdy Bear wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:33 pm
Please can anyone tell me about the brand BM, that is made in Spain? I have seen some say they have an Admira BM, but the inside sticker is completely different from the Admira one. The BM has a trumpet and notation music with the name underneath or a senorita dancing, where the Admira all have a different picture or just the name.
The names are very similar as well, for instance the Admira has a model called the Concerto and the BM is called the Concert, like wise there is a Concerto Grande and a Concert Grand.
The BM sticker
How do you and other owners find the BM sound?
In my recent quest for a good used classical guitar, I came across one BM labeled as Concert Grande, see attached photos. At the time I thought it was all solid, thus bought it even though it was not perfect. Noteworthy is the bridge had a minor lift
. I then had it fixed from a guitar shop owner with some wood glue, who also lowered the saddle a bit and restrung with D'Addario EJ25B Pro-Arte Composite Flamenco (apparently he picked the most expensive set available at the time). Later on when I learned how to look at the sound hole at an angle to verify if top solid, it is most likely laminated to me.
Having said that, the BM Concert Grande sounds very decent with bright treble and loud bass, way much better than my old Yammy (beginner) CG 130! However, I don't know whether the strings are more of flamenco than classical, I found the bright treble not as sustaining as I would like to hear.
I am tempted to replace the strings again with some normal tension strings, hoping to improve the treble sound to have more ringing, assuming the flamenco strings tend to be less sustaining by nature (or design)?
What do you think about the Savarez 540R Alliance Classical Guitar Strings, Standard Tension? What other strings would you recommend?
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