Gary Macleod wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 pm
What did you think of the comparison in the video?
First of all, I wish I could play like you ...
I am not sure what you are interested in. It is always difficult to judge a guitar from video. I assume what I hear on the video is mostly the sound it projects, while the sound for the player can be quite different. I recently got increasingly aware of the difference and when buying a guitar recently I picked the one that sounded best to me as a player - I am mostly playing for my own enjoyment and not so much to audiences. So much on the disclaimer.
Based on the video the Stephen Hill is the much nicer guitar and you are right that the Burguet offers little of an alternative. I had to listen a few times to notice the differences, but the Stephen Hill is just more refined in sound and more balanced. I have no clue how much the Stephen Hill costs (I assume it is way more than the Burguet). Based on this video, if I was in your position I wouldn't buy a spruce Burguet either. If you want a spurce guitar buy a better one or keep enjoying the Stephen Hill.
What kind of (treble) strings do you have on them? They sound a bit harsh to me and the 1E sticks out. Since both instrument have that issue, it might be a resonance in the room or your recording kit. But my first reaction on this is: I would try for a warmer, less harsh set of treble strings or 1E string. As I wrote for you in playing position matters might sound different.
That gets me back to where I started in this thread. You are selling the Burguet as a £2300 guitar, which to me is the price of an instrument for an advanced student/amateur. If I was still living in Scotland (I moved away in 2010) and if I hadn't just bought a guitar in that price range (€1800 Hanika Natural PC) I would pay you a visit and give the Burguet a spin.