bacsidoan wrote: petermc61 wrote:
ivan wrote:As a proud owner of the new 2015 Joshia de Jonge guitar, i can say without any hesitation that Joshia guitar is really a superb instrument in all aspect. It has an extremely fast response yet with long sustain, and thick fat juicy tone.
It is faaaarrrrr better than a 2015 Dominique Field (triple the price than Joshia) that i also manage to got recently. Better power, much better craftmanship, much better sustain, much wider tonal range.
It is just a fabulous instrument..
Sorry to the OP, and I do hope you sell your lovely guitar, but I do find it rather perplexing that a claim would surface of 'much better craftsmanship' than Dominique Field. I suspect you are reflecting aural and aesthetic preferences in your comment. Field displays craftsmanship of the absolute highest order.
I trust Ivan's judgement. Knowing him over the years, I am quite certain that he has no hidden agenda and has seen a few great guitars.
It is not a question of 'judgment', Doan. Ivan, yourself and I have all played some wonderful guitars from a wide range of luthiers. I also do not think for a minute there is any hidden agenda or the like, I am happy to make that very clear. I think it is more a matter of taste as to what constitutes 'fine craftsmanship'. To my mind it is about quality execution against design goals, and 'fitness for purpose', whether that purpose is functional or aesthetic. Field's work is by design quite understated by comparison to many luthiers. I like that, others might not. I recall on this site when Ivan gave a glowing review of a special limited production guitar done by Andrea Tacchi - where the craftsmanship was described by him as "PHENOMENAL", adding the guitar was like jewelry. My reaction to that guitar (seeing only photos, not the guitar in the flesh) which I posted in this forum was that it looked like 'bling'. To this day I just can't stand the look of the instrument. Nothing against Tacchi, I have owned one of his instruments and he is a fine luthier. As an example of his craftsmanship though, that particular guitar left me very cold. Nothing against Ivan either, just he and I share different perspectives on that instrument and I suspect what constitutes fine craftsmanship. That's cool....
I would also caution against early judgment with some guitars. Some start full of colour and character and don't move on much from there. I have had those guitars and ended up selling them 6-12 months later when the initial love wears off. The Field Ivan refers to is less than several months old. My experience with Field's guitars is that they are quite 'tight' and a little ungiving when new. Even, consistent, but rather 'natural' in sound. Play the heck out of them for a year or two and then decide whether it is the guitar for you.
Anyway, back to the Joshia de Jong thread! She looks like a beauty! Each person is seeking a particular sound and a particular aesthetic and I hope the right person comes along for this instrument!