Just wondering what makes a guitar have a warmer sound, like is it the wood or age, etc.?
thanks in advance
thanks in advance
well i've been playing an old 70's yamaha and doing recording with it, playing small shows, etc. but the guitar is getting to a point that its time to lighten the stress for it and start using a new guitar; the only problem is that the yamaha has such a dark earthy sound, and every guitar i pick up sounds so bright and happy. (bright and happy aren't words i'd use to describe my music XD)Wood, age, construction, strings, playing style and technique...and any combination of these and other things.
Why do you ask?
yeah, my yamaha hasnt had a string change in at least 5 years; idk what strings were put on it to make it last this long, but the sound always blows the listener's mind. as a passerby once said while i was busking, 'theres a rawness to that guitar, and i love it'I have very worn strings on my Taylor which are known for being bright guitars. I'm trying to decide if using worn strings is a secret to a warm sounding Taylor. I think it is.
ive looked at a few, currently considering the martin d15m, but working minimum wage, $1600 will take a little while XDAny guitar can be fixed. A lifting bridge is a common repair, not always cost effective, but worth investigating.
Want a darker sound? Have you considered an all mahogany (top, back, and sides) guitar? I have a Seagull that fits the bill. A cedar top guitar might also serve your needs.
Does anyone else notice that the G string (no jokes please) is the first string to go dull or flat. That's a warning to me that it's time to change the strings.Well, as other said, many factors... including technique, naturally.
As you describe, old strings gives a duller sound: new ones sound brighter.
Bigger acoustics (Gibson SJ-100, Taylor GS-5/516) give more bass and resonnance than a smaller orchestra (Gibson L-1, Taylor 512). Body height also goes the same way.
Rosewood back and sides warmer than mahogany or maple.
X-bracing gives rounder sound than ladder bracing.
That is why I did try so many guitars : sound quest is not that easy.