Nothing will replace testing an instrument live. However a comparison video will as well tell you a lot. For instance you will be certain to listen to 2 guitars on the same recording basis. You have to know that (not with us) but 90% of the video of guitar that you can find on the web have been upgrated and modify in the editing process. We do not add any effect in our recording and with a comparison you will be certain that the sound is comparable.
So here the preowned O’Leary guitar from 2015 – open and mature versus a Jose Ramirez 1a.
This 202 is particularly good and very open. The back and sides are made of Macacauba wood which has the density than the Brazilian rosewood (950 Kg per m3 indian rosewood is 900kg per M3) but which is not listed by the Cites.