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Desigur, parerea mea e ca daca pui un corp de ash cu gat de maple si fretboard de maple pe o electrica, tonul va fi absolut diferit fata de o chitara all rosewood (corp gat si fretboard). Dar studiul arata ca si ciresul face chitare bune, totul e sa il prelucreze un profesionist. 



Research Objective:
A comparative study of the sound preferences between guitars made from
tropical woods, and guitars made from non-tropical woods.


Organized tests:
Blind and Non-Blind playing and listening tests by
1)  Guitarist/Listener (3 sessions)
2)  Public Audience (2 sessions)

Tested guitars:
- 10 classical  guitars made from non-tropical woods
- 5 classical  guitars made from tropical woods 

All guitars of the same model: Torres FE19
- All guitars of the same high quality standard
- All tops made out of european spruce of the 
   same quality and the same bracing pattern.

Testing period:
March > July  2014

All blind tests show that guitars made from non-tropical wood species were equally preferred for sound quality as those made from tropical wood.
Non-blind tests show a strong fallback in sound 
appreciation experienced by non tropical wood guitars.

The need for the use of tropical wood in acoustic and classical guitar building seems to be a myth because
blind tests have clearly indicated that non-tropical woods can be used to make guitars whose tonal quality is equal to that of their tropical counterparts.
The fallback in sound appreciation experienced by
non-tropical wood guitars in the non-blind tests, strongly suggests that preference is heavily influenced by
preconceptions about what guitars should look like and about what exactly constitutes a tonewood.


una avea chiar fretboard din lemn de mar




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ei....acuma si tu, crezi ca marii chitaristi vor sa apara pe scena cu o chitara din lemn de 10 $ ?  :clown:

ok,acum ca a cam fost daramata ideea cu lemnele cu mot, nu uita ca bradul vechi de 100 de ani,care provine dintr-un hambar american suna mult mai bine ca ala de la hornbach taiat acum 2 ani (hint - Fender) 


"apuca popcornul si hai sa ne uitam cum ia foc topicul" 

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