Here’s more of Tavi Jinariu playing that amazing 1969 Ramirez that Segovia played from 1969-1980. Tavi plays Migule Llobet’s Testament D’Amelia and Torroba’s Romance de los Pinos.
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Of course, Tavi Jinariu makes any guitar sound good but are you sure you didn’t turn up the reverb on this instrument?
Too much reverb can really do a number on some guitars.
But then some Ramirez guitars just come out singing in spite of being factory models. Could be that age is the common denominator that makes thing happen.
Played by the Maestro, one would think that the guitar had a fighting chance for greatness.
I don’t hear reverb on this recording, just the resonance of the space in which it was made, but maybe GSI can confirm. It’s interesting to compare this instrument from 1969 with a recent one played by John Mills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrsiTQn7X6E
…although I hear quite a lot of processing on the last.
thanks to all you guys out there who know about sound and reverb and resonance of room and what is in a guitar.
always want to learn more about these things. a couple of the big salons demo their top pieces on web site. what I hear is only as good as the speakers on my pc.
one salon demo’d their guitars in a very live room. hardwood floor, no rugs, no couches or soft furniture. I finally figured that out.
my experience with Ramirez’ is that they are either very good or marginal at best.
players like Parkening who plaid only Ramirez’ got to try out a bunch of them before buying one.
I can’t imagine Parkening ever had to buy one!
I am actually listening through high-quality Sennheiser phones, and I don’t hear that much of reverb in those two videos.
Taavi plays awesome, and guitar sounds very nicely as well.
For those who posts about Ramirez and aging, mine Ramirez is from 1979, I am not sure if it is outstanding exempel or just a mediocre one, but I can recognize and hear all those beautifull tones and sound character I hear on this one, or on John Mills recording. Of course sound of mine is not THIS good, but I do believe that Ramirez shop managed to preserve character and quality of sound pretty much through time and models.
The soundboard is spruce or cedar. Magnific voice.
I own a 1974 Ramirez; (2A) The reverb is natural to the guitar. It almost completely duplicates the sound of Segovia’s guitar. No reverb by recording equipment need be added. Check out my recording of “CELTIC GIGS & REELS FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR”; Only natural reverb of the guitar on that recording.
[…] “I got my first classical guitar when I was 18 years old after having my first USA tour. I played that tour on a borrowed guitar and a kind man from Montana, having heard that I was not able to afford a classical guitar, gave me an old Yamaha beginner student guitar. To be able to now play the guitar owned by the father of Classical Guitar, Andrés Segovia is an immense privilege that can hardly be quantified. Here is “El Testament D’Amelia” by Miguel Llobet. Thanks, Guitar Salon International. Here is El Testament D’Amelia by Miguel Llobet. Thanks Guitar Salon International. http://www.guitarsalon.com/blog/?p=15599.” […]