Tone Quality of Craftsmanship Aesthetics Surely what matters most to us guitarists is tone: And playability stuff like fretboard radius or string spacing and quality of craftsmanship how many times can I whack the floor before the guitar breaks?
How much is a acoustic Carlos guitar model worth? If you ask me ,or other life long performers, how it soundsopinions vary. Those, when asked, who look first to the headstock to determine brand, are prejudiced, but those who simply listen, including memight say that my sounds better than my made in Columbus GA McCormick, which in turn sounds better than my Martin D!
Which is what my wife judged blindfolded I asked her to do this because i thought that i might be prejudiced by all the hype I had read in the reviews.
Things such as "I play my martin at church because it has a pick up but at home my Carlos cause it sounds as good. Now I have bought another which I shall keep. I have had a set up done, and as is advised in some reviews, changed the cheap tuners for Grover's.
If you are a person of modest means and love to play i would hang on to this gem. Although I "only" own a D, I have played D herringbones and Ds from time to time, and they dont sound any better' either.
The Carlos is an exact I measured and calipered copy of a Martin dreadnought, size wise within the limitations of the wood tools used. I believe it is the brass saddle and nut, however, that givee this model such a powerful melodious sound.May 02, · Fender had their quality issues too, the point I was making is that there's a lot more goes into building a Les Paul (and as a consequence there's a lot more can go wrong quality wise).
As for the Yamaha SG - they're not exactly cheap these days. Gibson is another name in the industry that will never be out of the list, even if you are talking about the top electric guitar brands. The most popular instruments from the manufacturer are its Les Paul models.
Aug 31, · In the hottest part of an August Tennessee day last Thursday, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz stood out in the full sun for 30 minutes and .
The humble parlor guitar continues to be a popular portable instrument, even with so many modern alternatives. The Gretsch G is a great example of its staying power in the market, with its classic design that reproduces the vibe and feel of old Gretsch Rex guitars from the '30s.
The guitar is an excellent alternative to the Gibson Les Paul, a pricey but high-quality guitar of all time.
It has one of the most iconic body shapes that give it aesthetic department and manages to retain a high level of playability. When Gibson opted to fancy-up the 1/4″ maple cap on its Les Paul by adding a sunburst finish, its plan was to make the guitar more accepted in the marketplace. And from all indications, those caps were applied randomly, with no regard for degree of flame.