Just google Zaveletas guitars. Should find it in the first couple of links, then look at any guitar. In the UK Myles at Kent guitar classics also provides recordings of most guitars that go through his hands. I am sure many of the other online dealers do it as well. Reputable dealers will be able to group guitars for you in any way you like.
Thanks for your response, yes I have looked up your site and also the videos.I do think you have an opportunity to improve,zavaletas wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:32 pmWe have videos may of all the guitars that come physically through our hands-- and we were among the first to provide sound samples. Having done this for years, what I can tell you is that is it very important that the sound samples be of professional quality-- made with first rate equipment and played by professional players. While there are some aspects of sound that one cannot here, such as volume or presence, such videos do provide a lot of information to the listener about the qualities of a guitar-- such clarity, richness, balance, and so on.
From the feedback I have read online and the experience of a friend, I would guess that Miles is one of the few that is able to do that. How far is Sevenoaks from you? Not all his guitars are expensive, but if you are looking for a particular type of sound then then you might need to pay more. From what I read here on the forum, its enjoyable just to visit. See kentguitarclassics.attempt to try and perhaps gauge what I am looking for ?
Thanks for responding. I do agree, in fact I think at the more evolved level the sound profile comes more out of the artists rendition than anything else, my query is more from the perspective of someone at a very early stage of discovery I guess.astro64 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:37 pmIf you look at past discussions here, you will find that few would be able to agree what constitutes a particular sound profile. What is a spanish sounding guitar to one person may not be what it is to another. No one could agree on describing guitar sound with terms like dark, bright, boxy, woody, etc. Then you add to that the complexity of the recordings and what was done to them (compression, reverb, etc) and it becomes harder yet. Lastly, and most importantly, you add the particular performer (who may determine more than half of what a guitar will sound like compared to another player (listen e.g. to Julian Bream who played many different guitars in his recording career and always sound like Julian Bream). If you ask 20 people to classify 20 recordings into 4 sound classes (without even being able to agree on what it is that defines a particular sound class) you will get 20 different answers. In short, you'll have to do your own home work, you can't rely on opinions of others.