Comparative video doubletop versus traditional: Martin Blackwell versus José Ramirez 1a
Many players asked us to compare our new guitars with a good traditional guitar to have a better sense of the differences. It took us some time to find the right traditional guitar and we have decided to take as a benchmark a 1995 José Ramirez 1a for the following reasons:
-the traditional guitar had to be sort of famous
-the price should of course be reasonable
– and the quality , aknowledge by a large number of players.
We took our latest doubletop guitar arrived a wonderful Martin Blackwell that we love.
So here it is, we try to be as abjective as possible. You won’t regret it.
Here are some more information on Martin Blackwell guitars:
We just received a new Double-top from Martin Blackwell : the n° 151 is using , as the latest No. 141 that we had, balsa instead of Nomex like the new Matthias Dammann. The results is amazing, the same thickness, the same loudness but with a little bit of brightness in the notes. This double-top produces fat and creamy notes and as well a long sustain with huge overtones, the sustain is long. A must.
Simply one of the best double-tops !
We are proud to introduce in Europe this young master of double-tops. Among the young and talented classical guitar makers from Canada, Martin Blackwell is offering classical guitars with a consistent standard of excellence, found in their depth of tone, balance and playability. His double-tops are very responsive and powerful opening up a great dynamic range with an excellent sustain and wonderful evenness and separation .