astro64 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:49 pm
Perhaps the amazing point, given the differences between Hauser guitars and Ramirez guitars described above (and I don't disagree with that description) is that Segovia, within the limitations of the recording technology, sounds very similar on such different instruments. Room for thought... For good recordings (and different playing styles) on Ramirez guitars, listen to e.g. Kazuhito Yamashita, Christopher Parkening, and Tavi Jinariu.
I haven't had a chance to compare Segovia's recordings, but I wonder if that goes to show players style and ability in the end makes a greater difference than the guitar being used. Or it could also be that you can have Ramirez and Hauser guitars that cover a wider spectrum, and so you might be able to find a Hauser that sounds more similar to a Ramirez or a Ramirez that sounds more similar to a Hauser - and it just so happens that Segova chose guitars from either maker that sounded more similar to each other.
"Success grants its rewards to a few, but is the dream of the multitudes.
Excellence is available to all, but is accepted only by a few." - Christopher Parkening