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Old 11-22-2021, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluemonk View Post
Um, isn't that a bit like saying if you have to get from Point A to Point B in a car rather than a horse, at least use the appropriate saddle.
I'll let you answer that yourself O:-)

FYI, in the 1930s there was a prevalent style of "classical" music played on archtop guitars with a pick (I believe more commonly referred to as a plectrum in that era).
I know and while I practice that kind of music with both techniques (very constructive in my experience) I'd probably only perform it with a pick.

FYI go back far enough and you'll find repertoire and instruments that call for a plectrum (the use of which was abandoned subsequently because it wasn't ideal for the polyphonic music that came in vogue)
Pickle: Gretsch G9240 "Alligator" wood-body resonator wearing nylguts (China, 2018?)
Dumbo: Seagull Performer CW mini-jumbo (Canada, 20??)
Stanley: The Loar LH-650 (China, 20??)
Bolink baroque violin (Hilversum, 1982)
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