Lattice vs Torres bracing

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by UKsteve » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:26 am

Gibson Les Paul or Fender Stratocaster?

No more different than that.
I have two traditional guitars and two lattice. Love them all. I’ll admit the traditional sound a bit more “romantic” (or “old-fashioned” depending on your stance) but varied repetoire sounds equally at home on either - depends what mood I’m in.

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by Guero » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:15 pm

So what would be the guitar of choice for contemporary romantic music?

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by nmshu1 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:01 am

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:21 am

Such a pity that Julian Bream never knew this little bit of wisdom from nmshu1, having played and recorded all that contemporary music on those totally unsuitable fan-braced guitars. An endless palette of tone-colours for contemporary pieces, what was he thinking? Maybe if Bream had had better quality guitars and practiced more...

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by Guero » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:02 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:21 am
Maybe if Bream had had better quality guitars and practiced more...
As if that weren't enough he also used the wrong strings I guess! If only he had used carbon strings for contemporary :D

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by brooks » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:48 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:21 am
Such a pity that Julian Bream never knew this little bit of wisdom from nmshu1, having played and recorded all that contemporary music on those totally unsuitable fan-braced guitars. An endless palette of tone-colours for contemporary pieces, what was he thinking? Maybe if Bream had had better quality guitars and practiced more...
:bravo:

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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by zavaletas » Fri May 03, 2019 3:00 am

I am not a big fan of lattice bracing. While it can make for a louder guitar, the thin top that is typically used, looses some the essential character of a fan braced guitar. I had a Smallman, hated it, aside from being extraordinarily heavy, the tone seemed very hollow, much like shouting into a oil barrel, so I off loaded it as quickly as I could.
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Re: Lattice vs Torres bracing

Post by Realstaff » Sat May 04, 2019 1:25 pm

Out of all the people I’ve heard playing a Smallman I only like Williams sound.

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