The classic guitar, unlike other instruments, produces its sound through direct contact of the fingertips and nails, whence the suavity and diversity of tone color.
Vladimir Bobri, The Segovia Technique, 1972
My label, simple and I hope, a bit elegant. (I just noticed a spelling error!)
One of these days I will go to a print shop and have some labels made professionally. I like to look at the labels used by the great makers - Torres, Ramirez, Santos, Barbero, Velazquez, Bouchet - and dream up fancy designs, I always come back to something simple.
I've been re-reading some of Andres Segovia's autobiography in early issues of Guitar Review and realized that I haven't posted any videos of him. Today, there are many detractors of Segovia, which is too bad, he did so much to advance the presence of classic guitar in our world wide culture. I know we've all heard this piece by Fernando Sor a bazillion times, but it's wonderful to watch Segovia at the height of his powers. (I can't tell if he is playing his Hauser or a Ramirez in this short film, I can't get a good look at the crest on the peghead!)
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