Nikos_Greek wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
I accept this point. But in percentage how much does this material represent the total output of music written for cg? A solution to this problem can easily be, on the other hand, a smaller guitar. Nobody says a guitar has to be 650 by all means. Nowadays, many outstanding luthiers produce smaller instruments with no sound/volume deficit at all, and if anybody argues otherwise they have to prove they can tell a smaller instrument from a 650 one in a blind test. So, my argument is perfectly valid. 99% of people don't have any problem playing a normal guitar. It is the training and will to overcome obstacles that makes a pro a pro and a nagging person a nagging person.
Barrios is supposed to play a small guitar with much shorter scale length (looks like the same size as an acoustic guitar on his greyscale portrait picture in which he held his guitar), plus he had massive hands with very long fingers, that might be the reason he often composed pieces with monstrous stretches because he had no problem playing them with those two conditions. And weren't a lot of great pieces composed by Barrios himself?
On the other hand, you can't always go out and buy/order a shorter scale length guitar rather than the standard 650mm & 52mm neck. In many countries, many markets where that smaller option is not available, you have two choices: order from a foreign shop and hope there will be no issue with shipping or you even have to order a custom made one and wait for at least 1 year (if you're lucky that you're the 1st in the order list) or more...