Dofpic wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Charles very easy in my mind. If a concert and not a "gig" bring and play both. Use spruce for early music, Bach though Classic period. Even Mertz. Then use the Cedar for romantic, tarrega, albeniz, villa lobos etc and for modern works just pick what suits the music best. Congrats and the Weiss sounds great on that guitar.
If a performance is truly about providing the ultimate music experience, then it makes perfect sense to use an instrument which best conveys that experience. However, the performer must, in my opinion, be comfortable with using multiple instruments and not need to make any significant mechanical adjustments on stage to achieve the desired musical results. There are a decidedly different feel and unique characteristics to my three guitars and when I'm going to perform, I will play the chosen guitar, exclusively, at least a week before the performance if possible. Perhaps others will not have a problem making an adjustment and, in that case, multiple instruments would not be an issue. However, many players choose to explore all the possible sounds of their chosen instrument and use this exclusively as many top concert performers do today. I think the proverbial proof is in the pudding. Finally, your new instrument has real noticeable clarity and I'm sure will open up nicely the more you play it. That was a beautiful piece and you played it very well with nice interpretive nuances. What was the name of the piece? Playing again, Rognvald
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra