I remember a concert of William's I went to where he played 2 different guitars. The reason being so that he could have one tuned differently and save having to retune. I think it was 4 strings tuned differently.mcg wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:27 amI think it's best to have one guitar that you perform on and do all your practice on.
If you take Segovia, Bream, Williams etc, they all had one guitar that they used exclusively at any one time (as far as I know). They didn't play one night on one guitar and another on the next. They had an exclusive relationship with one instrument at any one time. For obvious reasons.
I imagine that leading violinists, cellists etc are the same in having a relationship with one key instrument.
If you teach then you need a second relatively expendible guitar for that purpose.
I would use that except unfortunately my wife buys a lot of her shoes at PayLess and I am afraid she would limit me to guitars of the same value .I'm waiting for the.... Wife to say... Why do you have so many guitars you can only play one at a time..... Wait for it...... Way do you have so many shoe you can only wear one pair at a time...... Waiting for that moment
Each of my guitars has a completely different sound from the others. To the uninitiated, my Ramirez and Rodriquez look the same, the sound is different. I had an old Ensenada (that was made in Mexico). It was a "look a like" to the Rodriquez and Ramirez and although a cheaper guitar, I thought it had a better sound.
Yes, I own 3 different classical guitars, and each one has a different sound from the other. One is heavy in bass sounds with regular nylon strings, so it requires specific types of strings to help balance the sound. My luthier guitar is very balanced in tone across the strings, and has a nice richness in sound. The third guitar is also rich in sound, but more of a deep Spanish Ramirez type. Each guitar is also of different wood types and bracing patterns.bear wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:30 pmEach of my guitars has a completely different sound from the others. To the uninitiated, my Ramirez and Rodriquez look the same, the sound is different. I had an old Ensenada (that was made in Mexico). It was a "look a like" to the Rodriquez and Ramirez and although a cheaper guitar, I thought it had a better sound.
Like electrics, there are some pieces that will sound better on one guitar than it does on the others. Each guitar has it's own qualities, hence all of the thoughts about brace patterns, tone woods, types of strings, etc..
Types of electrics have a reputation for uniformity, "the strat sound" for example. I was reading a book by Julia Crowe "My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords". She interviewed famous guitar players. Many of them said that they had owned a guitar, a strat, tele, Les Paul, etc. that had a unique tone that they never found in any other same make and model. - good book by the way.
I was just reading an interview with Sharon Isbin, and she echoed similar sentiments about her guitar when speaking about switching from Humphrey to her newest (sorry, can't recall the name, luthier from Germany).