Another wonderful video from Mr MacKillop. Your new guitar sounds great - well when you play it especially
. It think it, and the set-up, really suits your style and technique to a "T(orres)". What do you think it is about the flamenco design that sounds so close to the Torres? Small size, bracing, light weight? All of the above probably? Yours has rosewood back and sides, right?
And thanks for sharing that video of Carles Trepat on his Conde flamenco - I've never heard that concert before nor most of the pieces. I listen to the Teatro Colon A Coruna concert a lot, so It's great to hear another one. He sounds very similar in both videos to my ear. Perhaps there is a bit more of the high-end finger noise stuff here than in the Torres one, but that could also just be the recording parameters and not the guitar for all I know.
You've definitely got me thinking of trying this. After watching your videos before I put some gut strings on an old guitar I used to have. I really liked the feel of the strings, but it wasn't such a great guitar and the strings didn't suddenly make it sound like a Torres (nor me like Trepat, or MacKillop). One of my good guitars has smaller body and is very light weight. It's not flamenco but definitely more traditional than my other two. I love it with nylon strings and think it sounds fairly Torres-ey as it is. I'm tempted to string it up with some gut strings next to see what the result is.
Congratulations and happy birthday!