Comparative video Lattice versus Traditional : Charalampos Koumridis 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 lattice arrived a wonderful Charalampos Koumridis that we love.
So here it is, we try to be as abjective as possible. You won’t regret it.
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.
Information on Charalampos Koumridis guitars:
The luthier Charalampos Koumridis from Greece, will be definitly the discovery of the year end. Whereas we thought we knew all top European luthiers, we discovered an amazing luthier making wonderful traditional, double-top and lattice guitars. All his guitar models are amazing of musicality.