Zbigniew Gnatek is a luthier that we really love. His guitars are close to perfection for concertist guitarists and the man is as well a great musician. We thought about showing how great are his guitars, and to do so the only way was to shoot a video comparison against a great spanish traditional guitar such as a Ramirez 1a.
Listen carefully to the sound differences. This guitar is from 2016 and in MINT condition available at www.concert-classical-guitar.com.
Here is a link for more information on the guitar.
Here are some more information on the luthier Zbigniew Gnatek:
He studied classical guitar in Europe and Australia and holds a bachelor degree in Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He also has an extensive background in acoustics with a degree in Audio Engineering. Zbigniew combines the modern Australian lattice design with the refined traditional European artistry. Gnatek guitars are amongst the world’s most advanced in design, construction and craftsmanship.
Here are some thoughts about comparitive videos:
We have made a few comparative classical guitar videos but we use them sparingly because each classical guitar has its strengths and weak points and the videos only put forward the sound for the listener and not what the musician could feel. Philippe strives to show the whole sound palette that each instrument can offer. Comparing two classical guitars only on the sound characteristics is to disregard the comfort of play and the capacity of the instrument to sublimate the musical intentions of each guitarist. The most beautiful palette of colours will not deliver a beautiful picture without the art of the painter and his brush stroke. Comparing classical guitar “deux a deux” means putting emphasis on differences and obliging the listener to choose. A rich method of teaching to ‘educate’ his ear knowing that the final choice will be based on a series of compromises to seek the right balance in sound colours.
Do not hesitate to contact us to ask us to compare other classical guitars.