Post by gullaxeman on Nov 14, 2019 11:52:56 GMT -5
I posted this on another thread - thought I'd share in case people only follow particular threads ...
As usual with Godin/Seagull, I got a thoughtful response from Michel Belanger about the new bracing. But, he inferred that the specific design/shape/dimensions of the braces is not something they share
"The new bracing for the Godin acoustics underwent extensive testing. Many prototypes were built before using the new design bracing on production models. The upgraded bracing allows us to use slightly thinner tops. The thinner a top is, the more it vibrates. That equals to more volume, and more definition in the low-end frequencies. The new bracing design is also used on Seagull Artist and Maritime SWS series, and S&P Showcase and Woodland Pro series models."
The quick answer is no, but I have the Art and Lutherie roadhouse parlor guitar in indigo burst as in the video below and think it is a fantastic guitar, i only play fingerpicking style and unplugged, play it every day and extremely pleased with it. Very similar to the Godin Rialto, but costs less. It would be very interesting to hear both guitars played back to back.
This is some of best blues picking I've seen, never mind that it's just supposed to be a demo of the Rialto. The amazing playing and the simple yet high quality of the recording, this guy just did a fantastic job. First time a parlor has actually sounded good to me. LOL. Admittedly, I think this guy could make just about anything sound good.
I listened to it twice then recorded it to add to my music collection.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
Derick, I have played the A&L roadhouse . I have two of the A&L Legacy guitars the Faded cream and the Denim blue discrete. I have never played the Rialto I just thought it sounded good on the videos and I like the look of it