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.
Enjoy !

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 .

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