Guitar Soundtest

I like to play guitar – and I’m still searching
for a tolerable sound [I’m using cheap headphones] –
which guitar would be your choice ?
1 – Dobro from China,
2 – concert guitar from Spain,
3 – Gitane from France,
4 – Gibson, nylon strings, from USA


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me on my electric guitar, but playing a beginners’ standard for classical guitar:

visit my soundtest stream:

simple link:
https://soundcloud.com/fingerstyle_guitar
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comments related to my flickr video above:
1 – msamaclean:
The Dobro has that unique sound & reminds me of younger days, when a friend would play hers. The Gibson has its mellow tones & is a pleasant, softer sound. Hard to choose, but love to hear you play them all.
2 – frizz reply
thanks, msamaclean / Melanie, the classical guitar was left in my home by my Spanish guitar teacher from Valencia, when she needed money to pay a flight to far away, the red Gibson is a remembrance to a Polish friend, the Gypsy to friends in the Netherlands – and so on … – and of course, Will Wilson, you are right, asking: Doesn’t the choice depend on what is being played? – I’m amused, that the Kazoo-sound is mentioned several times: you wouldn’t applause no more, if you would be forced to listen to such a noise one or two hours 🙂
3 – Vladimir Dimitroff / maistora
Nice little video – very well recorded and edited! I already knew your cool collection, but it’s great to see – and hear them in one place.
Yes, each one is best choice for a specific style, but if it has to be just one, I’d go for the gipsy as most ‘universal’ (if there can ever be such thing). I’ve played Bach on a Dobro and have bent the hell out of nylon strings playing blues on a classical – but such things are too obviously ‘ not right’ and everything would feel a lot more comfortable on the Gitane.
(The kazoo is very cool but you should leave it out on this occasion to allow the guitar to be heard better for the comparison)
4 – frizz reply
I will count the votes!
till now:
A – Dobro, China – msamaclean
B – Classical, Spain – krabami, cardwellpics, will wilson, GUIB_DID, artLesley*, fifichat1, Pierre
C – Gitane, France + kazoo – whosjaja, akbar, cardwellpics, jackeeadio, GUIB_DID, bumbas, Pierre
D – Gibson, USA – msamaclean, will wilson, Blunder, bumbas
etc.
5 – Will Wilson
Doesn’t the choice depend on what is being played?
6 – frizz reply
O.K. which of the titles do you like?

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

14 responses to “Guitar Soundtest

  1. 2812 photography

    I’m not sure why you’re still looking. Sounds great to me. If you’re playing that old Teli, you shouldn’t have any trouble at all finding the right tone. Are you plugging directly into your computer or an amp? Call me old fashioned, but using headphones for listening to an electric guitar while you’re playing it will never beat the tone you get from an amplifier (even a simple Pignose will do). At least that’s been my experience. A couple of years ago I bought an RC jack-to-USB cable and some emulation software so I could play my electric on my laptop. No dice. Didn’t like it one bit. I’ve got an old Mesa Boogie DC III tube amp that hits the tone just right every time I plug in the electric. That said, I haven’t played the electric in almost 2 years. I opt for the acoustic 1, out of laziness and 2, because I like the raw sound. Nice playing BTW.

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    • thank you for your professional comment about amps and mics! I’m using a digital mic (ZOOM, Japan) + a Marshall amplifier – but very often a little mobile VOX amp …

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  2. Ich höre Dich immer wieder gern!
    DANKE!!!

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  3. I like the Gibson…then the Concert guitar from Spain. I listened to some of your other songs and love them/you!

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  4. Such a difficult choice – love the sounds of each depending on the piece being played!

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  5. I loved and enjoyed all of them 🙂 you are amazing. Thank you, love, nia

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  6. Pat

    I really like the Spanish classical guitar and I think the Gibson sounds great – especially for selected pieces. I think it would be useful for you to think about what sound you want to convey to your audience and pick the guitar that matches the sound. You play so well and I love listening to your music – it always makes me smile. 🙂 Big.

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  7. Electric AND Gibson!!! 🙂
    Haben Sie einen schönen Tag, Frizz!

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  8. I love the Giuliani, but I just love all kinds of guitar music. 🙂

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  9. I honestly like the, both but to have to pick it it would be Giuliani. 🙂

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  10. I prefer the sound from your GIBSON
    happy eastern my friend and enjoy your life

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    • dear Wolfgang, my Gibson’s guitar electric installation inside is broken and there is no possibility to repair it; sadly; so I bought a new guitar for the soft nylon string sound: a GITANE DG 560:

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