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Solid Top – Solid Tone?

Solid Top – Solid Tone?

I get a lot of people coming into the showroom looking for their first guitar and asking how much they need to spend to get a good sound. I always preface my answer with another question… “Do you know the difference between a laminated and solid top guitar?" 
In this post I’ll be talking about the basic differences and rudimental components...

The soft tone of fingers on nylon

The soft tone of fingers on nylon

There is something completely lulling about the tone of a nylon string guitar softly plucked with just your fingers. To the untrained ear a guitar is a guitar, steel string or nylon.  It’s just 6 strings on a funny shaped box. But take it from me, if you have the chance to listen to a slow tasteful passage played on a nylon string guitar by someone who cares, you will be transfixed and caressed in equal measure. In a live setting this isn’t always easy to do, amplifying an acoustic instrument and recreating it’s tone is somewhat of a dark art, but luckily we have companies such as Fishman and Shadow that are designing and innovating the ways that you can recreate authentic acoustic tone in the amplified realm...