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Poll: Glissentar or Godin Nylon Fretless?

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#1 jahloon

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:29 AM

I'm just putting an article together for the main site,

Glissentar or Multiac Fretless Nylon.

Basically to point out the pros and cons of both Godin instruments and which one to buy if you can't buy both.

So a vote or straw poll is in hand, contributions and quotes about both instruments are most welcome.

Jah
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#2 jahloon

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 10:56 PM

C'mon guys, at least vote!

As an inside incentive, here is a peek at the unfinished article:

Glissentar vs Multiac

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#3 gazmungus

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:27 AM

Hmm just had a quick marmite at the article....

I, of course can't vote because I haven't tried either instrument, there certainly aren't any available for test in Norway

Here's my thoughts:-


Multiac:-

It appears that the fingerboard has the standard electric string spacing and radius (correct if wrong), but even if they did a classical flat, wide board, it wouldn't distract from the fact I'd miss the full size body. Not only for the proper nylon resonance experience, but I need it to support my frame and posture. I also like the 'anticutaway' too (the full size body), as this tells me when my little finger is at the octave when I batter my hand against the lower bought.

The midi connection sounds very desirable, though I've no desire to perform with it, it would be unbelievably useful when writing, I could simply hook the damn thing up to my mac and into logic, and print out whatever I play, saves running around trying to find a pencil sharpener and discovering that I've run out of manuscript etc.

I don't adapt too well to new instruments, but if it came with a flat board, and some kind of moulded full size body adaptor, made from styrofoam :( I'd lick my lips (just a bit).

But then again isn't the technology for the midi-ization available as an add on?


Glissentar:-

I'm not big on arabic music I must admit, I have enough trouble with my own crap. I do however love the idea of doubled strings for fretless. But the only snags to me is that bloody body size, and I'd like the full compliment of 12 strings as my stuff often doesn't drone.

But if I'd wanted an oud type thing, I'd have bought an oud and used my big contact 'microphone' c-ducer - which is better than any peeeeezo and almost as feedback safe.....

As I'm looking to get a proper fretless sorted I have to take these things into consideration y'see......

Anything I've missed? I'm all ears......


cool article by the way Jeff....
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:12 AM

I, of course can't vote because I haven't tried either instrument, there certainly aren't any available for test in Norway

But then again isn't the technology for the midi-ization available as an add on?

cool article by the way Jeff....

You can still vote, look on it as spe######ed window shopping. (Guess which word the bad ban filter has removed)

The RMC bridge pickup system can be purchased as an add on, but its expensive.

Thanks for the "cool" will incorporate your comments.

Jeff
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#5 gazmungus

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:31 AM

You can still vote, look on it as spe######ed window shopping. (Guess which word the bad ban filter has removed)


nope, can't work that out.... :(

But what I was trying to say in my own little way was (and you can tell the fellas at godin this) that if the multiac was available as a full bodied classical without a cutaway fretted or otherwise I'd probably buy one today. But then it wouldn't be a multiac. So I still won't vote :D ....

off to the rmc webshite.....
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

I have played both, but don't own either. For the point of view of a "conventional" guitarist, I found the Multiac to be easier to play (precise fretting for intonation is enough of an issue, and doing that if you're not used to doubled strings is even tougher), but the Glissentar was ultimately more fun. It seemed to resonate more, and the wide neck felt quite nice in my hands (as I like them substantial). The doubled strings also sounded beefier and bigger.

I can't really speak from a point of view of a classical guitarist or an oud player (as I am neither), but from an electric guitarist point of view, I would say the Glissentar is a better choice. If you have played fretted until now, then you would be picking up a new instrument anyway, so why not make it even more unconventional? The Multiac will be a simpler transition, but after the Glissentar experience, the Multiac seems to be a bit of a letdown - it just felt too "normal" and "familiar".

Of course, if you plan to use MIDI, then the answer is to go for the Multiac. I also don't know how the two fare in different environments. The Glissentar imposes a certain "sound" on your music, whereas the Multiac, being more conventional can probably be a bit more "transparent" for whatever you play. However I am sure that with enough practice, the Glissentar can be a quite versatile instrument.

Voted Glissentar

#7 Newbie Brad

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:39 PM

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#8 jahloon

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 04:10 PM

I've been waiting for the filter to goof!

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Yes but we spell it with an S not a Z

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#9 gazmungus

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:44 AM

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 11:00 AM

My vote goes to the Glissentar...
I have played both and bought the Glissentar... The Multiac is nowhere near the quality
of the Frameworks fretless (which will be a production guitar in 2007 and I will be getting
a 7-string nylon fretless w/low B by the 2nd qt. of 2007... I hope...).
These days I mainly use the Glissentar with different open tunings...

#11 jahloon

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:55 PM

My vote goes to the Glissentar...
I have played both and bought the Glissentar... The Multiac is nowhere near the quality
of the Frameworks fretless (which will be a production guitar in 2007 and I will be getting
a 7-string nylon fretless w/low B by the 2nd qt. of 2007... I hope...).
These days I mainly use the Glissentar with different open tunings...

Let us know details of Frameworks if they go into production.

Wonder what the ratio of production of Godin is?

Keep voting,

Jah :D
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Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:18 AM

I have played neither, but the Glissentar is much more interesting to me. You can convert another guitar to be very similar to the multiac, but the Glissentar is a whole new instrument. Plus, from listening to recordings of both I would have to say that to my ears the Glissentar sounds more interesting.......
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:19 AM

Well the Glissentar vs Multiac review is now complete.

Glissentar vs Multiac

Jeff
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Author of the book "Fretless Guitar The Definitive Guide" fretlessguitar.co.uk

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:42 PM

Good work comrade. I think that should help a lot of people.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:19 PM

Thanks Jim!

Your reward...

What would you like, a bee or a wasp?

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