Anthony Campanella wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Larry, what kind of guitar is that?
Use harp strings for that?
larryguitar wrote: ↑
Tue May 29, 2018 6:01 pm
In case it's not obvious, a 650mm guitar is on the left, a 900mm one is on the right.
It’s often called a contrabass guitar, which is a misnomer, it is not contra, one octave below a bass, but contra, one octave below a guitar, so, it is a contra guitar.
It is tuned exactly the same as a classical guitar, just one octave lower.
Hannabach makes strings for it, they’re the 841MT model, so it does not take harp strings.
Here is Peter Constant of Z.o.o Duo playing the exact instrument I am waiting to receive:
Have patience through the long introductory walk into the shop. Z.o.o. Duo plays an interesting mix of guitars on their recordings, look them up on YouTube.
I think the basses are to die for, I fell in love with their sound and just had to have it. It is shown at the bottom of this page:
I’ve been getting more into ensemble playing and so I want to use this guitar for that purpose. My guitar teacher is excited about using this instrument in a group because it will give him a wider range.
Fewer notes, more fun, that’s what I say. This monster is not meant for playing complicated chords but I’m
ok with that limitation.
Interestingly, I read somewhere that humans can more accurately perceive rhythmic inaccuracy in lower frequency notes than in higher frequency notes, by about 50 milliseconds, due to the fact that we actually feel the lower frequency notes with our bodies. Music is written the way it is as a result, with lower frequency instruments providing the rhythm.