djqsrv wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Big bird wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:59 pm
I have an Esteve 8 in Cedar. I'll skip all the fluff about how it sounds. It is made beautifully. It looks beautiful as well. It is very light. I also have a 7sr which I like a lot but the 8 to me is a step up In playability and sound.. I will say that your muddy remark is on point to an extent. I experienced a bit of that. Wasn't sure why but I went to the higher tension strings and that took care of it. I am happy with my 8, it is a fine guitar.
Hey big bird
So your 8 is cedar and the 7sr is spruce?
I know the 8 is better built with better woods but an 8 spruce will prob sound more like your 7sr I would think. How does that guitar sound? Is it allot brighter then the cedar? By any chance do you have any audio of either?
I do not have a recording or means to create one, sorry.
If I may make a suggestion, contact the Classical Guitar Store in Philly. A while back I was looking again (gas) and Bill sent me 3 sound samples he made of the guitars I was looking at. It was very helpfull in doing the comparison. Bill created the samples using the same equipment on the same day. Give him a holler and see if he can help. They are a great place to deal with if you are buying online.
I do think the guitars you are looking at, are all fine and well made guitars. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. Good luck and let us know what you decide on. Remember, no pictures, never happened
As far as cedar vs spruce.... they sound different and the cedar is maybe a bit softer around the edges... or I am imagining it, which is the more likely explanation. Be careful putting too much stock in internet demos of guitars... way to many variables to know if that is the true sound or not.