Amazing how these things work, isn't it? I read this thread this morning, check online to see what they're going for used just for the hell of it, and find one for cheap not ten miles from my house. I had no plans to buy a guitar today, but here it sits. And yes, the strings that are on it suck.RobMacKillop wrote:That was quick! I've read a couple of reviews saying the stock strings are poor, but you should be able to change that easily enough. How exciting!
What can you think of for 7 strings then?RobMacKillop wrote:I can't think off hand what that Dowland piece would be. Most of his pieces are for 6 or 7. Here's what 8-course/string pieces I can find:
The Right Honourable The Lord Viscount Lisle, His Galliard
The Right Honourable The Lady Rich, Her Galliard
The Right Honourable Ferdinando Earl of Derby, His Galliard
Just three pieces. But there are dozens for 7 strings.
Thanks Rob! I think for sure I'll do Mrs Winters; I already know it from Noads arrangement and will just return to source. Out of the others what do you think is easiest? It'd be cool to have two.RobMacKillop wrote:All the Fantasie pieces are for 7, though I wouldn't class them as easy. The Frog Galliard is for seven. Queen Elizabeth Galliard. Can She Excuse. Mrs White's Thing. Mrs White's Nothing. Mrs Winter's Jump. The Shoemaker's Wife. Tarleton's Riserrectione. These are all great pieces, fun to play, and all for seven. You could always drop a bass note to the eighth string, as that kind of thing was done. In that case you could add Lachrimae Pavan.
I wouldn't have either. But this one I have is a million miles from what you are describing. I'm actually very impressed, especially for the money.Bill B wrote:I've only played one Ibanez classical guitar. It belongs to a student of mine. I recommended strongly a Miguel Rodriguez, in his price range. but the Ibanez had electronics so that's what he got. The neck is far from straight, and it buzzes badly. It's ugly in every way. It is unreservedly the worst classical guitar I can ever remember playing.
That being said,I owned one of their art core jazz guitars, and loved it. I have seen some great, inexpensive Ibanez guitars, but I would not gamble much on one of their classical sight unseen.