Friday, February 11, 2011

Tradtional or Modern Sound?

Traditional sound: Mellow, Introspective; Boxy; modest power and a pleasure to play because of it's intimacy.  Good color possibilities; A solid top that has played into maturity; just a fine sound for most settings; Usually a perfect guitar for recording; Sometimes a weak treble "E" string above 7th fret.

Modern Sound: Powerful, Resonant; sometimes very sustaining; Clear; broad capabilities for playing many music styles; brilliant trebles above 12th fret; sometimes too bright when young; focused basses; Ideal for projecting sound in concert or Gig settings.

So are these accurate descriptions? They certainly can be but often an individual guitar will have many overlapping characteristics regardless of it's definition as traditional or modern. 

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