Professional guitarists: their guitars

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Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:42 pm

jjbennett wrote:I believe Tal Hurwitz is missing.

I know that he sometimes uses a Andrea Kirmse Cedar Double Top. Not sure if that is his main instrument, though.
Tal Hurwitz is playing an Andrea Tacchi Bouchet model as his principal Instrument for the time being. He also owns a Tacchi Coclea in cedar.
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Re: Professional guitarists: their guitars

Post by Joe de V » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:52 pm

What!!! No one plays a Yamaha or a Cordoba ?! :lol:

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Re: Professional guitarists: their guitars

Post by MichaelOd » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:08 pm

What a lovely thread. Here's a very important addition, for one of today's top technical players:

Christian Saggese playing:
* old Alhambra, found on e - b a y for 90 euros
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Post by robert e » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:00 am

Joe de V wrote:What!!! No one plays a Yamaha or a Cordoba ?! :lol:
I see at least half a dozen Yamahas listed.

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Post by GeoffB » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:04 pm

List updated.
Marco.Silva wrote:Someone actually made a compilation somewhere of the # of guitar.
There was one on this thread here, though that was seven years ago and I can't remember whether there's a more recent one anywhere.

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Post by Joe de V » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:01 pm

robert e wrote:
Joe de V wrote:What!!! No one plays a Yamaha or a Cordoba ?! :lol:
I see at least half a dozen Yamahas listed.
Hello Robert: Thank you for your research. When I did it I made a quick glance since I was more interested in the named players than their guitars.

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Post by robert e » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:02 am

Joe de V wrote:
robert e wrote:
Joe de V wrote:What!!! No one plays a Yamaha or a Cordoba ?! :lol:
I see at least half a dozen Yamahas listed.
Hello Robert: Thank you for your research. When I did it I made a quick glance since I was more interested in the named players than their guitars.
Hello Joe de V. I really didn't expect to see the word "Yamaha" on the list, so it jumped out at me when I looked up Leo Brouwer. Then I got curious and looked for more. I shouldn't be so surprised--their GC models have a good reputation, I believe.

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Post by Joe de V » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:46 pm

One of my friends is the sales manager at the local Guitar Center Store and he told me a while back that Yamaha CG products volume-wise is their biggest seller at that store. However he also added that in trading up to a higher quality level CG he sees more Yamahas than any other makers products. This trend may also indicate large volume out and large volume traded for a higher level product. I did try out a couple of Yamahas once - a new one and a used one and for me they did not meet my expectations at that time - they were both under the $500. price tag so I am not qualified to make comments about their top of the line instruments but I do find other makers that compete with their guitars at the lower price range to do an overall better product. One example is the Manuel Rodriguez line of guitars.

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Post by robert e » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:12 am

It's my understanding that Yamaha's CG line and GC line are different animals--in terms of materials, production methods, and intended market. You'll not see a CG model on a list like this. Obviously, you do see GC models.

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Post by LarryShone » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:33 am

Yea i believe CG models are junior versions of their C range
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Post by Marek Cupak » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:25 pm

Somehow missed this post, till today... huge list, checked only Z letter... and would like to correct, that Jozef Zsapka is not from Slovenia, but from Slovakia.
Speaking of the Z-section, back in 2008 I didn't know Brigitte Zaczek, but nowadays I'm sure she still keeps collecting original 19th cent. guitars and currently has like 40 instruments or so - all listed on her page, but I saw some in person. If I recall correctly, she keeps them in very good condition and also let me know her plans to donate this collection to Vienna's university where I currently attend and met her, as she would not like them to end up as mummies in sarcophaguses in some museum. She also lets her students have access to them, which I think is also very nice of her.
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Post by GeoffB » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:35 pm

Yes, indeed, that's most generous of her! Thanks for the correction, Marek, I've now updated Jozef Zsapka's entry.

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Post by andreas777 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:55 pm

I talked to Marcin Dylla today after his concert, mainly about the guitar he played today. It's a Gabriele Lodi with spruce top and beatiful maple back and sides.
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Post by GeoffB » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:02 am

Thanks, Andreas. Now added.

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Re: Professional guitarists: their guitars

Post by andreas777 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:00 pm

I wonder why Roberto Legnani is not in our list of professional guitarists. He plays his famous Hopf Portentosa Furioso (in duet with Ariana Burstein and her Stoll Cello), and his Hopf Progreso (in his solo concerts). He has his own strings called "Edition Roberto Legnani" by John Hope (Medium Tension). Today I bought one set of strings from him, and I can write a short review as soon as they are on one of my guitars, and if someone is interested here in the forum.
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