WHEN IT COMES TO THE GUITAR, almost everyone would agree that there is a
wide range of sound that is considered to be excellent. What someone likes,
depends on his or her particular taste and playing style. Its all very
If I were to characterize the sound of my acoustic guitars in one word, I would say
that it is balanced. By this I mean that the sound produced by every string
is perceived as being equal in volume and tone. This reflects my own
personal taste in sound quality that I have developed over the years in
listening to music and more specifically, guitars.
In my opinion, balance is important for two main reasons.
The first being
that in chords and complex melody lines, every note will be heard; the
listener will hear an accurate representation of what is being played, like
being able to hear every voice in a choir of six.
The second is that while
the emphatic sound of an unbalanced guitar may be impressive at first, it
will eventually become tiresome or even objectionable to the listener and
the trained ear of the player. Think of the "boom and tinkle" of the
inexpensive stereo that sounds good at the store but doesn't sound as
musical after an hour or two of listening at home.
I believe that when people say that Schwartz Guitars sound refined, they are referring
to the tonal balance that I have achieved.
I hope you get a chance to try
one for yourself and see what I mean.