Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cedar or Spruce?

It’s an old guitar question: Cedar or spruce? These are the two main choices for classical guitar tops. Many guitarists prefer one or the other. “I’m a cedar guy” or “I’m a spruce gal.” Cedar is more forgiving than spruce. … Continue reading

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Piraí Vaca: Bach, Sonata 3 (BWV 1005), Allegro Assai

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Piraí Vaca: Niel Gow’s Lament

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John Renbourn: Earle of Salisbury

This is neat. Takes me back…. Big thanks to Stefan Grossman for making possible this visit with John Renbourn. Grossman is putting a ton of great stuff on YouTube here.

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Classical Guitar, Gut Strings, and a Tornavoz

According to luthier Michael Thames, this is the beautiful sound that Tarrega would have heard. The player is Gary Stewart, the composer is Isaac Albeniz, the piece is Cuba, the arranger is Stanley Yates, the guitar maker is Micheal Thames. … Continue reading

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