Fretful wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:22 pm
georgemarousi wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Finally, have a cheap guitar to give to others to play
You wouldn't say that if you knew who the guitarist was, but I won't name-drop. Also, at such gatherings, guitars come out and people say Is that a "so and so guitar ? Can I try it ?"
It's almost impossible to say No, you can't!
But I take your point(s) ; many thanks.
I am guessing that is a big name player or teacher, so I agree with you and would've done the same thing. However, that does not speak well of a professional that asks for a high end guitar to try, and carelessly play "rasgueos" on it. I made guitars, and sometimes I have professional players playing them to have a feedback on how they sound and feel, and most of them take great care while playing. One of them even loosens his shirt buttons to get them out of the way and avoid leaving marks on the back of the guitar, I greatly appreciate that!
Some people argue that if your guitar doesn´t look like if it was attacked by a bear, it has not been played enough or properly. I am one of those who think that is not entirely true. IMO.