caneti3 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:50 am
soltirefa wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:36 pm
I tried playing a Spanish piece on a Japanese-luthier guitar and it kept sounding like the pentatonic scale.
If you play with a cedar vintage Japanese guitar (as Ryoji Matsuoka) , I'm sure it would not happen.
I had a cedar Ryoji Matsuoka guitar as a student, it was a fine looking guitar and had nice trebles but the bases were completely dead unless utterly brand new, and the whole guitar was too quiet - this was a model from around 1980 and I think it may have had laminiated rosewood back and sides. It did sound 'Spanishy' though.
I had a Burguet 1a which I regrettably sold - that was definitely Spanishy. I tried many guitars in the Bristol guitar centre that day, including some UK luthiers such as Simon Ambridge, and to my ears the Burguet was the only one that sounded 'Spanish' enough for me.
I currently use a Ramirez 4E which is certainly even better than the Burguet 1a, and also a student Burguet model for weddings which funnily enough sounds incredibly Spanish, if not a little quiet.
I don't know how else to describe the 'Spanish sound' other than it is fatter and more 'mid tonal'. The Ramirez to me, *is*
the Spanish sound.
What is the 'non Spanish sound?' To me these guitars sound like pianos, sort of boring.