The ideas of Ruben Diaz are not orthodox , and not accepted by many . But what is his inspiration , and the origin of his ideas ? It is Paco de Lucia . Paco de Lucia was not only a guitarist of a very great ability , but he was also an intellectual . He kept his ideas to himself because they did not conform to the orthodoxy prevalent in the Francoist Spanish culture he grew up in , nor to the orthodoxy of ' traditional flamenco ' . I did not know Paco de Lucia well , but my best friend was a very close friend of his , other friends were also very close to him , so I heard it from them .
Whether one likes or dislikes the ideas and developments of Paco de Lucia for guitar construction and development of musical technique as represented by Ruben Diaz , they should be considred on their merits ; personally I find them of great interest . I do not give a fig if this or that forum has barred him . The man can play a blue streak around most players I have encountered .
The nasty comments made about him , expression of bandwagon fallacy and what I think of as Snob From Small Town-ism , do not reflect well on the people that make them .
As to alignment of strings to tuning posts according to string mass and pitch , I do not see anything wrong with it as an aesthetic choice .