The NEW Yamaha SLG200-N – Stanley Myers “Cavatina”
Yamaha Silent Guitar SLG130-NW – Classic Guitar Medley
This is an outstanding feature of this guitar, the "Yamaha Silent Guitar" (here the SLG 130-NW, with nylon strings). The proof can be seen here in this video - and especially heard . As sound examples I have selected well known classical music pieces by old masters like Francisco Tárrega, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Enrique Granados, characterized by romantic emotions.....
.....presented in this classic Guitar Medley with the outstanding
"Yamaha Silent Guitar SLG130nw":
GUITAR STRINGS: BASS BY D'ADDARIO PRO ARTE (HT)
TREBLE BY HANNABACH GOLDIN CARBON (HT)
(my preferred choice)
The 2015 Yamaha SLG 200N – Gymnopédie No. 1 (Satie)/ Kloster Langwaden
Yamaha Silent Guitar "SLG200N" & "Gymnopédie No. 1" (Eric Satie)
The progress of the "Yamaha SLG200n" to its predecessor "SLG130 nw" is well heard for the experienced musician.
The already existing fantastic soft and expressive treble string sound on the former model can be found in the new "SLG200 n", too, but now by bass strings worn by a clear "more "in volume, and an equally clear "more" overtones (Flageolett), a recognizable better sound profile....
Therefore the "Yamaha SLG200n", IMO, is practically indistinguishable from a classical concert guitar (depending on the used amplifier) .
The sound offers significantly enhancements in volume what probably seems to be the result of the new SRT-sound system. Especially when playing the lower strings, the typical sound effect of a guitar body is now amazingly realized.
The sound is pure, clear and rich in volume by admixing the SRT-effect - in my experience, a value of 40-50% seems to be optimal - this will also significantly minimize the pure piezo pickup impact noise if playing with too much bass and playing near the guitar bridge ("plock-plock"). When recording, IMO it is advisable to put the bass on minimum and the heights to maximum, for unknown reasons, the recorded sound otherwise and to my surprise will get quite bassy.
But this may perhaps depend only on my recording equipment.
By playing "normal" via amplifier, both controllers are best set to "neutral", the fine tuning of the tone control is performed on the amplifier used, and these settings will vary depending on the device used.
In my opinion the "Yamaha SLG 200N", for the ambitious classical guitar player, is a very good choice, not only without any disturbing feedback on stage, but indeed, if a flawless classical guitar sound is needed..... My recommendation!
Equipment and Settings Used on Mid Panel Recording
I use different settings, depending on the method of output: 1. Listening with plugged in Headphones: Depending on your Headphones (each manufacturer delivers different sound) you'll Need to put bass on 12 o'clock (which I call "neutral) or less, and treble to 2 o'clock up to 3 o'clock.
IMO, the best headphones with this guitar are:
- BOSE Soundlink BT (connected via cable, of course)
- Sennheiser HD 598 both deliver a very clear and clean sound, with moderate bass and absolute clean mids and heights / treble sound (tried LOTS of headphones before, eg Sony/Teufel/ and more, but you really may forget them, too much bass, no heights....seemed to be produced for modern pop music...)
- Playing with Amplifier: I am using the "Yamaha THR 10 V2". All sound settings on the Guitar are set to "neutral " (12 o'clock). All sound settings, to find a personal fitting and "real" sound experience, must be set on the Amp. EACH Amp you may use has to be set separately, because like the headphones, each amp delivers different sound by the same settings.
As reverb on the guitar, I personally use only "Reverb 2", IMO the overall best usable reverb fort a true clear sound, settings more or less, depending on the piece of music, e.g. slow classic piece as "Gymnopedie 1 (from Satie)" with more reverb (max), which will strengthen the character of this piece, and fast playing pieces like "Danzas Espagnolas No 5 "Andaluza", or modern pieces like "Classical Gas" with less reverb (50%), in order not to "wash out" the details.
The sound recording itself, I did with Apple's "GarageBand"