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Old 02-24-2021, 05:10 AM
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:12 AM
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Likewise. The DF had something special, like a built in effect leading to a unique quality, reverby as Jonny indicated and also bell-like and with it's own clarity. New to my ears. The European spruce sounded good and perhaps less noticeable because it seemed to sound as it was expected to sound - as one might expect from a venerable tonewood combination shaped into a Sobell.
Great description - I'm pleased you picked up on those attributes in the recording as they're clearly there in real life.

I naturally warmed to the Douglas Fir, it suits my style of playing, but I'd very happily own either.

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Old 02-24-2021, 08:27 AM
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Both instruments sounded GREAT to me. Beautiful playing too! Fun to watch your super relaxed and graceful hands!!! And the guitars are lovely too...

Interesting leg up widget! I would love to know more about it. Looks super comfy and I like that it is padded and nothing to scratch the guitars.

Thanks for sharing with us all

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Thanks for the kind words Paul. A lot of stress has gone into my 'super relaxed and graceful hands'!

The cushion is a Dynarette, but there are cheaper versions out there. I really need a larger one, but that is the largest I can find (footrests cause twisting and back problems and therefore tension).

Another recording coming soon - this time a Sobell Model 2 D guitar (longer scale).

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Old 02-24-2021, 08:28 AM
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Great description - I'm pleased you picked up on those attributes in the recording as they're clearly there in real life.

I also prefer the Douglas Fir over the German Spruce, it suits my style of playing, but I'd happily own either.

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I'm wondering if the different tuning makes comparison unfair?
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:54 AM
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I'm wondering if the different tuning makes comparison unfair?
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Yes, for a more useful comparison I could have A and B'd them, same tuning, same piece. If I get them back, I'll do that.

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What a treat to hear both of these gems. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Really liked the bluesy feeling.
I haven't seen much of your playing in that repertoire and it suits you really well! Looking forward to the rest.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:22 PM
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What a treat to hear both of these gems. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks, they are lovely guitars.

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Old 02-24-2021, 02:27 PM
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Really liked the bluesy feeling.
I haven't seen much of your playing in that repertoire and it suits you really well! Looking forward to the rest.
Thanks Thomas - I changed the attack and also snapped at the strings in places to create a bluesy feel which I thought was appropriate for the music. I'm not sure the fullness and bass response was truly reproduced as a result though.

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Wonderful playing. In both cases it felt like the instrument really matched the piece, a testament to both guitar and player, no doubt. Clean, precise, but still expressive.

The first piece was probably my favorite - chimey highs with lows that managed to be both growly and articulate.

Sweet!
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Wonderful playing. In both cases it felt like the instrument really matched the piece, a testament to both guitar and player, no doubt. Clean, precise, but still expressive.

The first piece was probably my favorite - chimey highs with lows that managed to be both growly and articulate.

Sweet!
Thanks DCN. I did try to match the piece to the guitar, but I should have also played both pieces on each guitar for a better comparison.

Your description is spot on and I found both to be inspirational.

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An excellent series of videos Jonny. Stefan will be well pleased with the superb content and interest generated from your efforts.
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An excellent series of videos Jonny. Stefan will be well pleased with the superb content and interest generated from your efforts.
Thanks Phil. It is a complete pleasure to record on his instruments.

We're talking about the next batch of recordings, including one on his Verona guitar (super slimline).

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Stefan will be well pleased with the superb content and interest generated from your efforts.
Just been on Stefan's website and see these guitars are for sale there, along with some nice pics of Jonny's endeavors.

I read there that Stefan was "retiring" but I have to say the evidence doesn't match the reality!

It was a Sobell many years ago that started me off on this crazy luthier-built guitar thing. More importantly, it was so many levels above what I had already (Lowden / Fylde etc.) that it made me play far, far more.

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