Mike’s pick contest inspired me to do a guitar comparison. I played the same break or riff or whatever you’d like to call it on the following five guitars (not in the particular order in the mp3):
'96 Gibson J-60 Indian Rosewood/Sitka
’93 Taylor 810 Indian Rosewood/Sitka
’08 Collings D2HG Indian Rosewood/German Spruce
’82 Yamaha CJ-818 Jumbo all plywood (even the top) Mahogany/Sitka - My first guitar.
'96 Martin SPD-16TR TR does not stand for Tony Rice, but something Rosewood. Indian Rosewood/Sitka This is my brother’s guitar.
For anyone interested, I’d like to see if you can name each guitar and also tell me which one you like the sound of the most. All guitars have fresh uncoated PB strings, I used the same Red Bear Heavy unbeveled pick with a fairly sharp point, I played all guitars close to the bottom of the soundhole with the mic in the same position on all guitars (about eight inches away from the fretboard angled in toward where the neck joins the body. Honestly, I have trouble telling them apart, but I don’t have a good ear for this kinda thing. I’m also still new at computer recording. I recorded the first guitar a second time at the end as a refresher.
Thanks for listening,