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Violão de sete cordas buying tips?

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Kazu, I sincerely recommend you the 7-string guitars by Munhoz. I have two outstanding 7 string guitars made by him (actually, the first one he built with his father when he was alive).

Their price is fair and cheaper than other builders of the same or even inferior quality. He takes around 6 months to build each guitar.

This is his website, where you can find his email. He also speaks english

http://www.luteriamunhoz.com/

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Kazu, I recommend you to talk and try a Robert O'Brien guitar. Check his job out on http://www.obrienguitars.com/

I once played a 7-string guitar the he built and it is an awesome instrument, very confortable and with a great tone. He learned a lot from Antonio Tessarin, he is friend of Euclides Marques and Luizinho 7 Cordas (great brazilian guitarists, Luizinho is the master of this era) and surely got lots of information from them about this instrument.

I just don't know about his price, but I imagine that it's something about what you have to spend.

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Kazu    0

Hi Vinivius

I know O brien guitars for a while now. I have never played one. But to be honest I do not like the sound from videos. Of course it does not mean a thing. I will definitely take a closer look if you like them.

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Eugenio    0

Munhoz is also a good bet, it was the guitar Yamandu used in his first two CDs, if I'm not mistaken.

I have a 7-string guitar made by Antonio Tessarin, the one I used in the most recent videos I posted in this section, but I'm no professional player and no sound engineer, either. :)

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Hi Vinivius

I know O brien guitars for a while now. I have never played one. But to be honest I do not like the sound from videos. Of course it does not mean a thing. I will definitely take a closer look if you like them.

It's a good idea. There are many guitars that didn't impressed me through videos, but when I played them, WOW!

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Kazu    0

I was just wondering, is there anything special in the guitars that yamandu uses? I just cant believe he is using normal classical build violaos. The tone is just to bright in my ears. Like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWD-9vUYioA. It is just a incredible bright sound for a classical guitar. it sound more like a Flamenco guitar then a classical. When I watch other guys on youtube playing seven string guitars, they often have a very big kind of dumpy tone.

One thing I notices is that Yamandus guitars often have smaller body. The seven strings guitar that I know often tend to have a depper Body for that low string. I think thinner bodys make the tone kind of sharper and more trebly.

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Eugenio    0

It's more Yamandu's playing than anything else. He'll be Yamandu on any guitar. :)

Some builders try to make brighter guitars, but it's ultimately up to the player.

Raphael Rabello was the one who started the search for a bright and robust sound on the 7-string guitar.

He loved his 6-string Ramirez and asked a Brazilian maker to build something similar, but with 7 strings.

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