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Old 10-09-2013, 08:04 AM
scottishrogue scottishrogue is offline
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Cool Low-end classical guitars

Originally Posted by bohemian View Post
Weight is not an indicator of quality.
I agree 100%, but I wasn't referring to the actual "weight" of the guitar per se, but rather the strength. Factory built classical guitars are not as "delicate" or "fragile" as a luthier built classical guitar. This is because they typically have stronger (non-scalloped) bracing, and thicker soundboards, so the guitar will be "stronger" and stand up better to the unintentional mistreatment by a less skilled amateur player. While this results in some weight increase, it's no indication of better quality, but the opposite. It will not have the tone or volume of a hand-crafted guitar.

My hand crafted Renato Bellucci Concert classical is built on a 1943 Hermann Hauser blueprint, and a lot more fragile than a factory built classical, and of much higher quality, with great tone and volume (and very beautiful), and it is built "much closer to the edge" and requires constant monitoring of both temperature and humidity.

Yamaha FG-375S Jumbo
Martin DXME/D-35E/DC Aura/000-14 Custom/D-16E Custom/
000C Nylon/0000-28HE/Concept IV Jumbo/00-16C/D-4132SE
Gibson LP Deluxe/ES-347 TD/Chet Atkins CE
Fender MIA Deluxe Strat
Art & Lutherie 12-string
Bellucci Concert
Sigma CR-7
Recording King ROS-06 FE3/RPH-05
D'Angelico "New Yorker"
New Masters "Esperance SP"
Hermosa AH-20
I never met a guitar I didn't like.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by scottishrogue View Post
. . . . . You're funny! Glen
Much better to be funny than sad, Glen.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:42 PM
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Ok, here is the set with my name on it.. and after years of experimentation
i found these to be the best for my ear,

Now , string by mail also has what they call "experiment sets,
which are a group of high end sets sold as a package, so people can
try different sets.. waste of money for me, but some may want to look it
it,, in my opinion the best place to buy strings
only because in the beginning the started as a classical string only
and have since expanded from there,
There are many other good online sources , strings and beyond is a fine online shop,, but they dont sell groups
or single nylon like strings by mail.
The brick and mortal local shops usually dont carry many nylon string varietys.
good luck with it,
3 classical guitars
two steel string guitars
one mandolin
One banjo
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:56 PM
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Thank you for the replies, Rogue and Garthman.

Last edited by Special B; 10-16-2013 at 11:16 PM.
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