I am curious how many music and sound fans share my observation that listening to a well composed, arranged and sound-engineered music piece is almost the same as reading a good novel. For some reason this comparison has been popping up in my head for years now. It kept bothering me so often that I decided to finally write about it!

Continue Reading Reading the sound: listening to a song is like leafing through the book

A couple of days ago my good friend, musician and the maker of wonderfully-sounding pickups, Teddy Randazzo Jr, showed me his copy of the Tacoma Papoose P1 6-string acoustic guitar. For reasons I can’t still explain to myself, I just fell in love with this small but sweet-sounding instrument.

I know that at this point a lot of guitar enthusiasts would like me to start talking about the kinds of wood the guitar is made off, the scale length, the tuning etc. However, I will leave these details to the description of the Papoose P1 guitar on Tacoma’s website. They know their stuff best!

I was quickly disappointed to find out that this particular model has been discontinued and, worse yet, there seems to be no really good demos of the guitar online. Digging further into the matter I learned that Papoose was actually the first guitar ever made by Tacoma. You can find more information about this fact and more from this Tacoma Guitars Reference website.

Personally, I prefer to make my judgments about any instrument by listening to its sound, first and foremost. While searching the Internet for demos and examples of various musicians playing Papoose guitars (which I didn’t find too many), I stumbled across an interesting site that showcased audio and video samples of acoustic guitars of at least four sizes–soprano, alto, tenor and baritone.

Below is the video that talks about Tacoma Papoose P1 and all of its features

And here is the sound of Papoose the way I heard it for the first time