Classical Guitars PLUS

flamenco, cutaway and electro-nylon string,
small-size and left-handed classical guitars
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Sound Recordings

We have recorded the guitars we sell on two occasions so far

  • December 2008, and
  • June 2010

Credits

On both occasions the guitars were played by Stephen Yates - many thanks to him.

We had to edit the recordings to remove extraneous and unwanted noises (please tell us if you notice any remaining dog barks) but the aim was to produce as neutral, realistic and unaffected sound as we could. We were guided in this by Sam Beste - thanks to Sam.

Technicalities

The technically minded are not going to find much of interest in our uncomplicated methods. The recordings were made in a domestic living room using a Zoom H4 portable recorder. We used none of the in-built effects, and the only adjustment we made to the Zoom was to set the levels manually. Afterwards we edited them using Audacity . After each session, the whole batch of recordings went through the same process with identical parameters: High pass filter, Compressor, Gverb.

We hope the approach we used will allow like-for-like comparison.

The Music

For our classical guitars, we chose extracts from 2 contrasting but well-known pieces and played them on all the guitars. These were

  • JS Bach Bouree from the Lute Suite #1 in Em
  • Tárrega Lagrima

These 2 extracts were recorded "back to back" and were published this way in one mp3 file.

For selected classical guitars we also recorded an extract from Tárrega's Capricho Árabe. This can be found in its own mp3 file.

Our many electro-nylon string and cutaway-classical guitars were treated as all our normal-bodied classical guitars: the same pieces recorded acoustically using the mics of the H4. We did not attempt to record them using the pickups and/or microphons built-into the guitars.

For our flamenco guitars, the music was Panaderos Flamencos.

For our acoustic steel string guitars the piece is part of an original improvisation by Steve Yates himself. All the guitars were recorded acoustically using microphones, even if they had built-in pickups or microphones.

For our Macaferri style guitars the music was an improvisation by Steve Yates himself.

The Recordings

Guitar   Sound Clip
Acoustic France Gallato Django Maccaferri Jazz Guitar   Listen now
Acoustic France Gallato RS 1939 Oval Soundhole Angelo DeBarre Maccaferri Jazz Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Acoustic France Gallato RS1939 D-Soundhole Angelo DeBarre Maple Maccaferri Jazz Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Alhambra 10Fc Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Alhambra 10Fp Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Alhambra 1C 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Alhambra 1C Cadette - Classical Guitar 580mm Scale (3/4 Size) 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Alhambra 2C Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 3C A Senorita - Classical Guitar 636mm Scale (7/8 Size) 3/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 3C CW E1 Cutaway Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 3F CW E1 with fitted tap-plate   Listen now
Alhambra 3F Flamenco Guitar with fitted tap-plate   Listen now
Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar / Listen now - spruce soundboard (2008)
Alhambra 5F and 5Fp Flamenco Guitar (7F / 7FP)   Listen now
Alhambra 5F CW E2 Flamenco Guitar with Fishman Electronics (7F CW E2)   Listen now
Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 5P CW E2 Cutaway Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 6P Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 7C Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 7Fc CW E2 Cutaway Flamenco Guitar with Fishman Electronics   Listen now
Alhambra 7Fc Flamenco Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 7Fp Flamenco Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 7P Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 7P CW E2 Cutaway Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra 9P Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Alhambra 9P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Alhambra A1 Acoustic Steel String Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra A3 Acoustic Steel String Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Alhambra CS-1 CW Crossover Cut-away Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra CS-2 CW Crossover Cut-away Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra CS-3 CW Crossover Cut-away Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra Iberia Classical Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra J1 Acoustic Steel String Guitar   Listen now
Alhambra J3 CW A E5 Electro-Acoustic Steel String Cutaway Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Alhambra J4 Acoustic Steel String Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Alhambra Jaime Julia /
8/7/2010
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (2010)
Alhambra Linea Profesional 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Alhambra Luthier India - signature model   Listen now
Alhambra W1 Acoustic Steel String Guitar   Listen now
Aparicio AA 100 Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Aparicio AA 50 Classical Guitar   Listen now
Aparicio AA 80 Classical Guitar   Listen now
Blackbird Rider - Steel String Acoustic Travel Guitar   Listen now
Blackbird Rider Nylon String - with MIDI RMC Pick-up   Listen now
Blackbird Super OM with Fishman Infinity Matrix   Listen now
Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought   Listen now
Blueridge BR-163 Historic Series OOO Guitar   Listen now
Blueridge BR-341 Parlour Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Blueridge BR-60 Contemporary Series Dreadnought / Listen now (2010)
Blueridge BR-63 Contemporary Series 000 Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Camps CL-20 Hand-made Classical Guitar - Pre-Owned 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 11C/B Classical Guitar

3/7/2010
8/7/2010

Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Esteve 12 Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Esteve 3E Classical Guitar   Listen now
Esteve 3ECE Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 3ST58 Classical Guitar 58mm scale 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010
Esteve 50th Anniversary 8/7/2010
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Listen now (2010)
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Esteve 5F Flamenco Guitar   Listen now
Esteve 5FCE Flamenco Electro-Cutaway Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 6F Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 6PS Classical Guitar   Listen now
Esteve 7 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 7CE Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 7SM Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 7SR Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve 8 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Esteve 9 C/B Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)
Esteve 9F Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Esteve Adalid Classical Guitar

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8/7/2010
8/7/2010

Listen now (cedar soundboard) Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (spruce soundboard) Capricho Arabe (2010)

Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard (2010)

Esteve Artista Membrane Classical Guitar /
8/7/2010
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (2010)
Esteve Elec Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Francisco Bros Solea Flamenco Guitar - Used 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Giannini Craviola 6 String GWSCRA6 Guitar - Brazil Series / Listen now (2010)
Gideon Weigert Argentine Guitar 2008 /
8/7/2010
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (2010)
Gideon Weigert GW-003 Classical Guitar 2008 / Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Gitane Cigano GJ-10 Oval Hole Gypsy Jazz Guitar   Listen now
Gitane Cigano GJ-15 D Hole Gypsy Jazz Guitar   Listen now
Gitane D-500 Maccaferri Style D-hole Gypsy Jazz Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Gitane DG-255 Selmer Style Petit Bouche Oval Soundhole Gypsy Jazz Guitar / Listen now (2010
Gitane DG-300 Jorgenson model Petit Bouche Oval Soundhole Gypsy Jazz Guitar   Listen now
Gitane DG-455 Electric Selmer Style Petit Bouche Oval Soundhole Guitar   Listen now
Gropp Artist Model Classical Guitar in Spruce and Cocobolo Serial 914   Listen now
Gropp Baroque Lute   Listen now
Gropp French Romantic Guitar   Listen now
Gropp Spezial IV Artist Model Concert Guitar /
8/7/2010
Listen now #461 Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now #461 (2010)
Hanika 1aP / 1aR Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika 30MC Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010
Hanika 50AF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Hanika 50MC Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika 50PC / 50PF Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika 52AF Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika 54PC / 54PF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Hanika 56PC / 56PF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Hanika 58AF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Hanika 58PC / 58PF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010
3/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now - cedar soundboard, natural finish (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard, gloss finish (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard, natural finish (2010)
Hanika 59SC / 59SF Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Hanika 60PC / 60PF Classical Guitar /
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3/7/2010
3/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now 60PC Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now 60PF Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now 60PCNAT - cedar soundboard, natural finish (2010)
Listen now 60PFNAT - spruce soundboard, natural finish (2010)
Listen now 60PC - cedar soundboard (2010)
Hanika Basis Cut PC/PF Cutaway Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - cedar soundboard (2010)
Hanika CutPF / CutPC Cutaway Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika Flamenco KF Flamenco Guitar   Listen now
Hanika Flamenco ZF Flamenco Guitar   Listen now
Hanika Fusion PC / Fusion PF Cutaway Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hanika Grand Konzert   Listen now
Hanika Spezial 1a Classical Guitar   Listen now
Hermanos Sanchis Lopez 1B Classical Guitar - SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Hermanos Sanchis Lopez 2F-05 Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Hermanos Sanchis Lopez J90 Classical Guitar - INTRODUCTORY PRICE 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Jake Fuller Purnel Guitar /
8/7/2010
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (2010)
Jose Ramirez 125 Years Anniversary Model Classical Guitar - PRICE REDUCED   Listen now
Jose Ramirez 1E Classical Guitar   Listen now
Jose Ramirez 4E Classical Guitar   Listen now
Jose Ramirez AE Classical Gutiar   Listen now
Jose Ramirez SP Cedar Soundboard /
8/7/2010
Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now (2010)
Liikanen A Model Concert Classical Guitar 2002 - Brazilian Rosewood   Listen now
Liikanen A Model Concert Classical Guitar 8/7/2010
8/7/2010
8/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now #299A - cedar soundboard - Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now #329A - spruce soundboard - Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now #299A - cedar soundboard (2010)
Listen now #329A - spruce soundboard (2010)
Liikanen H Model Concert Classical Guitar 8/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now #328H - cedar soundboard - Capricho Arabe (2010)
Listen now #328H - cedar soundboard (2010)
Liikanen Kantare I 500 C / I 500 S Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard - (2010)
Liikanen Kantare I 62C 7/8 size and I58C 3/4 size Classical Guitar   Listen now
Liikanen Kantare K 400C Classical Guitar   Listen now
Liikanen Kantare KM 62C 7/8 size and KM 58C 3/4 size Classical Guitar   Listen now
Liikanen Kantare L 100C Classical Guitar   Listen now
Liikanen Kantare L 300C / LM 300C Classical Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now - matt finish (2010)
Liikanen Kantare LI300C / Listen now (2010)
Liikanen Kantare LO 58CW 3/4 size + LO 52CW 1/2 size Classical Guitar   Listen now
Liikanen Kantare MM 400C / Listen now (2010)
Manouche Model Orchestre - Maccaferri Selmer style Gypsy jazz guitar   Listen now
Mariner Archive Super Jumbo L-6N - Special Offer   Listen now
Mariner Masthead Auditorium 000 with Herringbone - SPECIAL OFFER   Listen now
Martin Steel String Backpacker Guitar with Gig Bag / Listen now (2010)
Max Stohmer 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
     
Paco Marin - Guisama 215 Cutaway Classical Electro Acoustic 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Paco Marin - Guisama 380 Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Paco Marin - Guisama 440 Cutaway Classical Electro Acoustic 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Paco Marin - Guisama 480 Cutaway Classical Electro Acoustic Guitar - SPECIAL PRICE FOR 2010   Listen now
Paco Marin - Guisama 631 Classical Guitar - 1 ONLY AT SPECIAL PRICE 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Paco Marin - Guisama 632 Flamenco Guitar 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Prudencio Saez Model 138 Classical Guitar   Listen now
Prudencio Saez Model 34 3/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Prudencio Saez Stage Black 8/7/2010 Listen now - recorded acoustically - (2010)
Ragghianti Classical Guitar in Alpine Spruce + Madagascar Rosewood / Listen now Capricho Arabe (2010)
Ragghianti Multi-scale Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Raimundo 615E Cutaway Electro-Acoustic Classical Guitar   Listen now
Raimundo 660E Cutaway Electro-Acoustic Classical Guitar   Listen now
Walden Natura N550 CE Cutaway Electro Acoustic Classical Guitar 7/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Water Mill WG-210 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Water Mill WG-210 CWE Classical Cutaway Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Water Mill WG-310 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha APX 500 (BL) / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha APX700 Thin-body Steel String Electro-Acoustic Guitar

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Listen now (2010)

Yamaha APX900 Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010) - 30/6/2010
Yamaha BB414X Bass Guitar in Black Metallic   Listen now
Yamaha C40 BL - Classical Guitar - Limited Edition   Listen now
Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha C70 Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha C80 Classical Guitar / Listen now
Yamaha CG111S Classical Guitar with Nato Back and Sides 8/7/2010 Listen now - (2010)
Yamaha CG122MC (cedar soundboard) / CG122MS (spruce soundboard) /
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Listen now CG122MC (2010)
Listen now CG122MS (2010)
Yamaha CG131S Classical Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Soundboard 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha CG142C / CG142S Classical Guitar 8/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now - cedar soundboard CG142C - (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard CG142S - (2010)
Yamaha CG151S / CG151C Classical Guitar with Ovangkol Back and Sides 8/7/2010
8/7/2010
Listen now - cedar soundboard CG151C - (2010)
Listen now - spruce soundboard CG151S - (2010)
Yamaha CG162C / CG162S Classical Guitar /
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Listen now CG162C (2010)
Listen now CG162S (2010)
Yamaha CG182C / CG182S Classical Guitar /
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Listen now CG182C (2010)
Listen now CG182S (2010)
Yamaha CG192C / CG192S Classical Guitar /
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Listen now CG192C (2010)
Listen now CG192S (2010)
Yamaha CG201S Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now - spruce soundboard - (2010)
Yamaha CGX101A Classical Guitar with Pickup and Preamp 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha CGX171CCA Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar with Condensor Mic   Listen now
Yamaha CPX15II Compass Series Electro-Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha CPX900NT Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha CS40 3/4 size Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha FGX730SC NAT Cutaway Electro-Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha FJX730SC Cutaway Electro-Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha LJ16H Acoustic Guitar / Listen now (2010)
Yamaha LL16 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar   Listen now
Yamaha NCX1200R Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha NCX2000R / NCX2000FM Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar   Listen now
Yamaha NCX900FM Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha NCX900R Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha NTX1200R Cutaway Electro-Nylon String Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha NTX700 Cutaway Electro-Nylon String Guitar 8/7/2010 Listen now (2010)
Yamaha NTX900FM Cutaway Electro-Nylon String Guitar /
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8/7/2010
Custom Set-up (near flamenco) (2010)
Custom Set-up (near flamenco) Lagrima (2010)
Listen now - standard set-up - (2010)
Yamaha SA2200 in Violin Sunburst Semi-acoustic Guitar   Listen now

 

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26 February 2017