Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

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Re: Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

Post by Beowulf » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:26 pm

ghostwind wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Well I went and played some more, and did come across a Cordoba Solista in Cedar. I would say it was definitely a better sounding and more refined instrument than the C10, as it should be at the higher cost. I was close to getting that, but then I got tempted to try a used Yamaha GC42 Spruce, someone had just traded in - a year old only. Perfect condition, played it, drooled, forgot the meaning of money, the wife waiting at home for an explanation, etc. and bought it! All I can say is WOW! This should last me quite a while, and the sound is amazing. Lucky for me, there were no higher end instruments, or who knows what deeper hole I might have dug myself into :)
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Re: Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

Post by edcat7 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 am

es335 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:58 pm
edcat7 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Baden Powell played a Di Giorgio Author 3 for fifteen years and then had a high end Yamaha...
According to Brasil-on-Guitar there were 15 years of interlude on Dieter Hopf guitars, mainly the Virtuoso model, before he switched to his high end Yamaha from Akio Naniki. Past 1993 he used a Dieter Hopf Artista model in parallel which led Dieter Hopf to issue a special edition "Artista Lembracas BP" model in memory of the 10th anniversary of Baden Powell's death. :wink:
I had no idea Powell played with Dieter Hopf guitars but I'm sure he played a Di Giorgio Author 3. From the same website, it shows which guitar he used for which piece of music. He can also be seen playing an Author 3 on various YT clips.
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Re: Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

Post by es335 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:57 am

edcat7 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 am
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I had no idea Powell played with Dieter Hopf guitars but I'm sure he played a Di Giorgio Author 3. From the same website, it shows which guitar he used for which piece of music. He can also be seen playing an Author 3 on various YT clips.
Here is the source for the information about the guitars he used during his career including string sets! :wink: :D

There was a quite strong link between Baden and Hopf particularly as he lived in Germany for some years ... BTW in Baden-Baden where else! :D

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Re: Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

Post by edcat7 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:00 am

es335 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:57 am
edcat7 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 am
...
I had no idea Powell played with Dieter Hopf guitars but I'm sure he played a Di Giorgio Author 3. From the same website, it shows which guitar he used for which piece of music. He can also be seen playing an Author 3 on various YT clips.
Here is the source for the information about the guitars he used during his career including string sets! :wink: :D

There was a quite strong link between Baden and Hopf particularly as he lived in Germany for some years ... BTW in Baden-Baden where else! :D
Well, we're both right. :merci:
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Re: Which is the more versatile top for classical, brazilian, bossa nova, and jazz?

Post by bear » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:27 am

ghostwind wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:19 pm
I've read through the various spruce vs. cedar threads, and thought I'd ask (perhaps) a simpler and more direct question. I played classical 20 years ago, when I was a kid, and I don't even remember what the guitar top was :) I played for 2 years, and then went to piano. Now, a few decades later, I have the itch to get back to guitar, but learn and play not just classical, but Brazilian, bossa nova, and some jazz. So looking to get a guitar, probably a Cordoba C10 or Solista, but not sure which one would be more versatile or lend itself better to the different types of music I listed. Spruce or cedar? I can't find anything, other than spruce is more clear and cedar more warm - that sort of thing. Of course I will try before buying, but my repertoire is about 0 outside of classical (and even there only what I remember), so am asking here. Just want the most versatile to start off with. In 2 years or so, I will know myself and probably get a custom/luthier made guitar. But for now, curious to hear what others advise.
Look at Charlie Bird. I think he played a Kohno- cedar
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