#1
Hello everyone! first time posting here
going to buy this guitar very soon... Art & Lutherie GT

have been playing nylon for some years, and is recently inspired by Don Ross, Antoine Dufour and other guys from candyrat,,,
Now i really wana try playing their songs with a steel-string!

The problem is, in Hong Kong i can only find Cedar Top... and as you might have noticed the songs Don Ross plays are very percussive and all... and i hear that Cedar is very soft and easy to dent... would there be any problem then? would i dent the guitar for playing percussive stuff?

anyway, is this guitar a good choice?

thanks!!
Last edited by josephlyw at Oct 30, 2007,
#2
Are you looking for a particular finish? The A&L GT comes in both spruce and cedar tops, but the spruce top is only availabe in Burgundy. I'm surprised that no place around you would carry one without the other. I have a cheap solid cedar top classical but I've never really done any percussive tapping or scratching on it so I can't comment on potential damage.
#3
hmm.. thanks for your comment.
I don't have a preference actually
my concern is which wood: spruce or cedar.. i haven't tried them myself though
and about the percussive thing, anyone else has any idea?
Last edited by josephlyw at Oct 30, 2007,
#4
Spruce is more resilient to wear, but it's quite possible that you will still bang it up quite a bit. Big deal, it adds character. If you find that you prefer the sound of cedar, go with that. I'm pretty sure you won't find a pristine guitar in the hands of someone that plays in that style.
#5
You won't have a problem with cedar and doing the percussive things. When they say its a softer wood, they mean that its softer than other woods, not that if u tap it, it will dent.
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#6
Not necessarily true. If all you're doing is slapping the top with your palm, you're not likely to cause a large dent. That said, cedar-topped guitars are more likely to incur pick scratches and fingernail impressions. I base that on having read several comments from individuals with cedar tops. The consensus is that spruce is more resilient, though your mileage may vary.
#7
I asked the dealer if he could import a spruce top for me, but he said that I'd have to buy it even if I don't like it in this case. So i guess i'll have no choice but to choose the cedar one XD

they have no washburn and alvarez, within $300 only yamaha, ibanez takamine etc.

i'll try it this weekend... hope I'd like the sound of cedar!
thanks all for commenting
#8
The fact that you list Antoine Dufour (biggest ledgned ever ) kinda answers your question. He plays a cedar top stonebirdge guitar
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#9
Quote by teegee420
Not necessarily true. If all you're doing is slapping the top with your palm, you're not likely to cause a large dent. That said, cedar-topped guitars are more likely to incur pick scratches and fingernail impressions. I base that on having read several comments from individuals with cedar tops. The consensus is that spruce is more resilient, though your mileage may vary.

correct. and i base that on owning two cedar top guitars.