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  • Sound of An Original 1679 Stradivarius Guitar

    I always thought there was something to the original instruments movement that was very popular in the '80s and '90s. Let's face it. Many early works, say in this case from the baroque era, simply weren't composed for modern day instruments. Just look at the differences between this 300 year old + acoustic guitar and today's modern version.

    And boy does the beautiful sound of the Stradivarius come through even over the computer. Yummmyyyy.....
    Music dedicated to the Sun King in 1682 played by an original Stradivarius baroque guitar of the same period (1679): The Sabionari, the only playable Stradivarius…
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    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    I always thought there was something to the original instruments movement that was very popular in the '80s and '90s. Let's face it. Many early works, say in this case from the baroque era, simply weren't composed for modern day instruments. Just look at the differences between this 300 year old + acoustic guitar and today's modern version.



    And boy does the beautiful sound of the Stradivarius come through even over the computer. Yummmyyyy.....
    Myles, there are only 5 Strad guitars in existence. There are some pieces for a couple more, but none complete. For anyone interested my wife and I attended an early music concert in La Jolla a couple of weeks ago with the group "Quicksliver." They were stunning and they are really primarily east coasters so you might catch them on your side of the country. http://quicksilverbaroque.com/quicksilver/

    As to whether Strads of any instrument type are better sounding than othe like instruments of the period is up for debate among players. Response, sound size, projection, may vary from maker to maker but those parameters probably vary between Strads too. Besides, there are so many really good instrument makers out there making period instruments which in some cases are preferred by players to the originals.

    An interesting question for audiophiles is this? If you had 5 of the same amp or preamp available for audition in your home, would they all sound the same?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post

      Myles, there are only 5 Strad guitars in existence. There are some pieces for a couple more, but none complete. For anyone interested my wife and I attended an early music concert in La Jolla a couple of weeks ago with the group "Quicksliver." They were stunning and they are really primarily east coasters so you might catch them on your side of the country. http://quicksilverbaroque.com/quicksilver/

      As to whether Strads of any instrument type are better sounding than othe like instruments of the period is up for debate among players. Response, sound size, projection, may vary from maker to maker but those parameters probably vary between Strads too. Besides, there are so many really good instrument makers out there making period instruments which in some cases are preferred by players to the originals.

      An interesting question for audiophiles is this? If you had 5 of the same amp or preamp available for audition in your home, would they all sound the same?
      There's a better chance today than say 10 or 20 years ago.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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      • #4
        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

        There's a better chance today than say 10 or 20 years ago.
        So we should choose by serial no?
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