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Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Lerxst2112, Jan 30, 2007.
1998 Brian Cohen. Spruce/Rosewood.
What a beauty! Nothing quite like a great classical to wind down with at the end of a long day... Congrats!
Very nice. I'm a sucker for ebony tuning pegs! Cool guitar, have fun!
This is (believe it or not) my first classical. I've always played classical on my Larrivee acoustic (which is definitely NOT how it's supposed to be played). This should be a pretty serious change... I'm EXTREMELY excited. My one knock on steel-string guitars is that I can only play them for so long before my fingers on both hands are completely ripped up (and, thus, I have to put the guitar down for days at a time)... hopefully, nylon strings will fix that problem! I'm excited about the prospect of sitting down for 4-6 hours per day and actually being able to PLAY!!!
This is like starting guitar all over again. I'm so excited.
That's beautiful. Nice. Make sure to post more pics when you get it.
Well, it arrived... I'm smitten! Played a solid 2.5 hours yesterday (that's ALOT for me). Unfortunately, interference was run by my friends, and supper with my family interrupted... I hope to get in a good 3-4 hours today.
I love it! Very clear, great note definition, full bass, etc... etc...
(they had a very nice price on that one; prolly the guitar I would have bought if I were in the market)
What's the smaller label say?
And not just any tuners......but the Rolls Royce of tuners......DAVID RODGERS!
Is the rosewood East Indian or Brazilian or what? Nice guitar, I love the sound of nylon strings but never had the stones to buy a really nice one - always some Strat or Tele or OM getting in the way. So many guitars, so little time and littler money!!
That's Indian Rosewood there.
Remember though, the builder has the most effect on the tone, not the wood! What a beautiful instrument! Congratulations!
Basically the name/phone number/location of the luthier.
How did you decide on this one over the others that you were considering?
Honestly, it came down to value/age/etc... I've heard alot of people tell me that buying a new acoustic/classical is kind of risky, because a guitars voice will change alot over time. Not only that, but not many new guitars hold/appreciate in value. The Galabert and this one both sounded good, but the Galabert was brand new and probably wouldn't hold its value as well. The Cohen, on the other hand, looks like it'll hold its value REASONABLY well, and it has already had 9 years to open up a bit.
Either way, I'm not having second thoughts. It's a wonderful guitar.
Very good thought process.....9 years of time to "open up and settle in" is a very good thing, esp in a classical guitar. And I agree about holding value, Cohen is fairly well-known and I think you got it at a good price.
Once again, congrats on a beautiful guitar!!