Ummmm ....."....features of Segovia's guitar".......i suspect the 664 scale length has got to do more with Segovia than anything else.......
Can you switch back and forth between guitars or is that too difficult?celestemcc wrote: ↑Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:59 pmSomeone correct me if I'm wrong... but nowadays the "standard" size for the 1A is 650, with the option of 664. It's the older 1As from the 60s forward that had 664 as standard. I don't know when they switched to the smaller scale, though.
Not a miscalculation: it was a deliberate effort to make the guitar's sound bigger and louder. Some people, notably those with larger hands, prefer the 664. One thing I did love about it was the wider string spacing for the right hand. But the 1A (older ones, I mean) is not known as one of the more easy-to-play guitars; my old teacher said mine was like "playing a 2x4". But it is what it is, and is beloved for that unique, characteristic, beautiful sound.
(For what it's worth, I play a 640 guitar now...!)
I commonly use three guitars (often more) every day:montana wrote:Can you switch back and forth between guitars or is that too difficult?
When I see a bass player playing Barrios' Mazurka Appassionata I'll accept that we cg players are wimps.
..........both the electric bass & the classical guitar are such different instruments; in concept & approaches even the usage...there's really no comparisonPat Dodson wrote: ↑Thu May 04, 2017 1:14 pmWhen I see a bass player playing Barrios' Mazurka Appassionata I'll accept that we cg players are wimps.
Here's the urban dictionary entry: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Man%20Up
I can do it (640/664) to a certain degree. The 664 is much easier to play now, because the 640 helped improve my technique. But large stretches and work on the higher frets is still more difficult than on the 640.Can you switch back and forth between guitars or is that too difficult?
i tend to think its a function of that guitar & not the scale length(as in that particular piece) as we all know guitars made in the same batch, material cut with the same dimensions will still turn out different; its like a specific DNA so that piece is probably 1 of the gems ......as they say there're 664 gems there are also 664 duds; conversely there are also 650 gems & lemons
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