Of course it works well - it worked well for players of yesteryear (but not too long ago) like Renata Tarragó and Manuel Cubedo. Cubedo played with modern nylon strings at "concert" pitch on an Ignacio Fleta and Renata with the same setup on an instrument made by Enrique Garcia. They both lived into the 21st century and were still making great records into the 1970's.
Now, personally, I prefer the sound of gut strings on a smaller bodied instrument - it's a sound I could listen to all day (either flesh or nails). But that's just me - this is also very nice.
It's great to hear some up-and-coming students playing with flesh - maybe we have another Cubedo/Tarragó in the making?
There's also Liam McManus and Eliot Nordqvist who have achieved a very nice modern sound without nails.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:55 pm
I'm really glad you posted this - quite timely for me personally. I've always liked nail-less guitar sounds and began to feel more strongly about this some years ago after meeting and working briefly with Carlo Barone (that was very fun and interesting). A seed was planted.
I'd not heard of that name before - more info please!?
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