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Old 05-15-2019, 10:46 AM
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Hey RJ ... the endpin?
Yup Took me a while to realise there wasn't any (and that was the source for a bit of confusion).

I think the piece you chose to present her voice was perfect (what was it, btw?). Most instruments sound good when playing only open strings, it's when playing more complex harmonies in less happy keys that you can hear how good an instrument is. And that works with any kind of "naturalistic" recording.
Here, I hear a very well balanced instrument with plenty of resonance and detail, rich lows, mids and very sweet trebles (I almost forgot I was listening to steel strings).

I discovered long ago that the best way to evaluate a recording/interpretation is not to play it under optimal conditions where I'm doing nothing but listening to it. Instead, I play it over the same good equipment but while doing something with other parts of my brain (e.g. studying some text, coding some software). A good interpretation will not interfere and could even have a constructive effect, but anything "off" will annoy me even if I hardly notice it while listening attentively. No reason the same wouldn't apply to assessing how an instrument sounds. I'll try that later tonight with your recording
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:47 PM
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Do you not slot the bridge pin slots? If not, what is your thinking on this?

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:04 AM
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Beautiful guitar, and vey unique appointments. Looking forward to the sound samples.
Thanks Chuck ... very much appreciated!

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Yup Took me a while to realise there wasn't any (and that was the source for a bit of confusion).

I think the piece you chose to present her voice was perfect (what was it, btw?). Most instruments sound good when playing only open strings, it's when playing more complex harmonies in less happy keys that you can hear how good an instrument is. And that works with any kind of "naturalistic" recording.
Here, I hear a very well balanced instrument with plenty of resonance and detail, rich lows, mids and very sweet trebles (I almost forgot I was listening to steel strings).

I discovered long ago that the best way to evaluate a recording/interpretation is not to play it under optimal conditions where I'm doing nothing but listening to it. Instead, I play it over the same good equipment but while doing something with other parts of my brain (e.g. studying some text, coding some software). A good interpretation will not interfere and could even have a constructive effect, but anything "off" will annoy me even if I hardly notice it while listening attentively. No reason the same wouldn't apply to assessing how an instrument sounds. I'll try that later tonight with your recording
Interesting observations René ... I'll have to try your listening technique.

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Do you not slot the bridge pin slots? If not, what is your thinking on this?

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Hey Steve ... good eye ... I put the sting slots in after the bridge is glued on.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:15 AM
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Good morning, David,

Even though your recording isn't the greatest, the quality of your guitar shines through. I wish I owned a guitar that sounds like that.

Did you write that piece? For me, a large part of its' charm and brilliance is it sounds like you wrote it as you played it. I'd buy a CD of that kind of stuff: sophisticated, complex, soulful and effortless without it having that dreadful feel that it was intellectually labored over.

It seems that everything you do is masterful. I sure admire that. It's rare.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:05 PM
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Your FP finish looks spectacular David and I’m really jealous of your results. The guitar’s not to shabby either
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Good morning, David,

Even though your recording isn't the greatest, the quality of your guitar shines through. I wish I owned a guitar that sounds like that.

Did you write that piece? For me, a large part of its' charm and brilliance is it sounds like you wrote it as you played it. I'd buy a CD of that kind of stuff: sophisticated, complex, soulful and effortless without it having that dreadful feel that it was intellectually labored over.

It seems that everything you do is masterful. I sure admire that. It's rare.

Jim
Hey Jim ... thanks so much! That tune I'm attempting to play is "Dolphin Dance" by Herbie Hancock. It probably sounds like I'm making it up as I go along (I wish!) because I've barely got the tune under my fingers. I'm definitely not going to quit my day job and become a musician ... HA!

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Hey Tim ... thanks ... means a lot coming from you!
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:59 AM
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... "Dolphin Dance" by Herbie Hancock ... I'm definitely not going to quit my day job and become a musician ...
But would you go dance with dolphins when you retire? --->
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:37 AM
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Sounds great! What a nice treat for its new owner to have a video of the build with sound sample. Pure class!
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:13 PM
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Sounds great! What a nice treat for its new owner to have a video of the build with sound sample. Pure class!
Yes, I agree, it is a really nice touch knowing David plays and makes the video. I am sure it is greatly and widely appreciated. I look forward to that on each of his builds!
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