Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:32 am
Why Gore Andrew?
Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
I don't have mine yet ... but "the boss" says that I may commission a new instrument. So, what to choose?
Get a Gore - assuming you can navigate the shipping from Australia.
I found one demo on the Tube from "fineluthiersgallery" - a good looking instrument but certainly not remarkable in terms of sound (though, to be fair, the recording is poor in that regard). Can you point me at any other links? It would have to be nothing short of magnificent to push aside my current concert instrument - in fact I'm replete as far as 6-stringers go so I'm probably looking at either a Stauffer (8) or Lacote (7). I have a couple of builders in mind but any leads are welcome....
Why a Gore? Because everyone who heard the guitar he made for me has been blown away by the tone, amazing resonances, articulation, note separation, projection and volume. Currently, that guitar is the opening pic on Trevor's website's. Any YouTube recording will fail to capture or reproduce the amazing sound.
Also, Gore wrote the book on modern guitar physics. And having discussed this face to face with him, I can tell you his knowledge is awesome and translates to awesome guitar design and construction. His knowledge and skills are world class.
I'm not suggesting a Gore would displace your current concert instrument. But if you are looking for a seriously well made guitar, Gore should be on your short list of luthiers. I will make a recording of my guitar sometime this year, but unlikely in time for your decision process.
Good luck choosing a luthier and on completion of your Christmas commission!