Having attended two Taylor Guitars Road Shows I now know how important the tone woods are to the sound of an Acoustic guitar, much more so than on an Electric guitar and in particular how the tone woods work in combination so I thought this pilot show called Acoustic Addicts was fantastic and really hope they continue to create many more great episodes. As you will see in the video above Carl and Richard discuss a few guitars in great detail and then as Carl plays they have overlaid a spectrum analyser so you can see as well as hear how the woods affect the tone.
In this, the pilot episode of Acoustic Addicts, you’ll listen to and compare controlled recordings of a 1993 Taylor K20 (all Koa), a 2012 Taylor 714ce (Rosewood back/sides, Engelmann Spruce top) a 2011 Santa Cruz Roy Southerner (Mahogany back/sides, Sitka Spruce top), and a 2010 McPherson 4.5 (Beeswing Mahogany back/sides, Adirondack Spruce top). They show real-time spectrum analysis, and even go so far as to analyze the frequency spectrum of each guitar playing a E chord using Adobe Audition’s spectral view. Great stuff for any serious acoustic guitar player or collector. Download WAV files at http://www.acousticaddicts.com