440 hz vs. 432 hz – my guitar experiment

The standard concert pitch we use today has the “A” note at 440hz, but there’s a ton of people out there that are saying that tuning the “A” to 432hz sounds much better and has a better effect on people. The jury is still out for me. There’s alot of info and dis-info on the internet on this subject so it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. I made this video as an experiment to see which one sounds best to me.

I played the song two different times. First with the guitar tuned to standard concert pitch of A=440 hertz (hz) or cycle per second (cps), then with A=432 hz, using a Korg chromatic tuner. Then I interspersed clips of the videos together to try to determine which sounded better. The video starts with shorter clips and ends with longer clips. This first short clip starts with A=440hz. You be the judge……..

The name of the song is “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” arranged by Hiroshi Masuda, youtube: peacejoytown

1979 Yamaha Handcrafted Folk Guitar – almost 100 years in the making

The experience we needed to make our Handrafted Folk Guitars began in 1887. That was the year Yamaha started making musical instruments. Ever since, we’ve been perfecting our expertise in handcraftsmanship, woodworking and manufacturing technology in order to create these superlative instruments for your enjoyment. The Yamaha Handcrafted Folk. Six models, each guitar meticulsly crafted from the highest-grade woods we’ve specially chosen from forests worldwide. Then hand-adjusted to the most stringent specifications. To admire and play the result of almost a century of work, write us for the selected Yamaha dealer nearest you.

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1979 Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnought and Classic Guitars

After 50 years of building so many fine guitars, Mr. Kazuo Yairi certainly deserves the Gold Medalion Award of Excellence! He’s earned it! He is celebrating the occasion with the new Alvarez Yairi Medallion Dreadnoughts and the Alvarez Yairi Medallion Classics. These 50th anniversary guitars are exceptional values and only a limited number will be produced in 1979. A gold plated “Limited Edition” award medallion, designed to be worn as a belt buckle or neckpiece, will be given free with each Medallion guitar…

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1979 Hondo II Acoustic Guitar with the Barcus-Berry Hot-Dot

For 1979 Hondo II offers the remarkable Barcus-Berry Hot-Dot. Factory installed on selected models, the Hot-Dot Hondo II give you a choice between brilliant amplified sound when you need it and traditional acoustic sound when you don’t. Another more for your money idea from Hondo II.

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1979 Ovation guitars – rock, country, bluegrass, jazz

People who make their living from music make it with Ovation. Artists like Nancy Wilson, Roy Clark, Tony Rice and Larry Coryell. On tour, the roundback is tough and consistently playable. And it sounds great (if it didn’t, they wouldn’t play it). Choose from nylon, 6 and 12-string models. With or without Ovation’s famous acoustic-electric pickup. Whatever your music, make it with Ovation.

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1979 Carvin CM130 vintage guitar ad

At Carvin you’re not only buying the best, but the price is right too! We handcraft guitars & other professional products in limited production quantities and sell only direct to you thus passing on super quality with big savings…Solid Brass Tune-O-Matic bridge & tail piece; Eastern Hardrock Maple Body for unsurpassed sustaining qualities; Schaller Machine Heads; Solid Brass Nut; Ebony fingerboard with nickel-silver frets…

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1979 Washburn Hawk Electric guitar – listen to the scream of the Hawk

Listen to the scream of the Hawk. The Hawk combines Washburn’s traditional workmanship with fine quality materials at an affordable price. Special features include: neck-through body construction; 3-piece rock maple and rosewood neck; polished rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets; solid ash body with carved arch-top; Washburn “Power Sustain” humbucking pickups; brass bridge and nut; strings anchored from back of body; available in grained black, grained brown and tobacco sunburst finishes.

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1979 Aria Pro II PE-1000 vintage guitar ad

Sounds good on paper…Sounds better in person…The Aria Pro II PE1000: Body & Neck – designed for play. Unique body construction gives the PE-1000 unequalled sustaining power. Its unique heel-less neck permits easy acces all the way to the 22nd fret. Supermatic Bridge – two-way adjustment system enables guitarist to adjust harmonics with ease. Exclusive 3-way ball-end system accommodates every type of string. Protomatic Pickups – Have no equal in sustaining power or clear tones. Sensitive with a capital S. Strategically located controls – volume control, tone control, and 3 position toggle switch placed at your fingertips for quick and easy operation. MG-55C Machine Heads – solid metal heads minimize string slippage. Promote extremely fine tuning. Violin finish -the finishing touch. Adds to the beauty of the design. Old world method of finish improves sound tone.

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1979 Ibanez Studio Series Guitars Vintage Ad

Three new ways to get down…or space out. The Ibanez Studio Series – 3 new rockers of classic heritage. Well balanced, long-scaled beauties with style, grace and simple, solid class. Get down or space out, but get to it – try an Ibanez Studio.

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1979 Hohner Electric Guitars Vintage Ad

Introducing Hohner Electrics. More of what you want..for less. Hohner has a reputation for high quality instruments at affordable prices. And our new handcrafted Electrics are no exception. We’ve taken the details that make a great electric great and added a few innovations of our own. Classic appointments blended with advanced solid state electronics make these guitars sound as good as they look. But the ultimate test is playing one. After you do, we’re sure you’ll agree that at any price it’s hard to beat a Hohner electric guitar. When you’re looking for that big break, Hohner can be instrumental.

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1979 Music by Matrix. Sound by Bose.

Matrix. Warner Bros. recording artists. A hard-driving fusion group with lots of brass, percussion and electronics. And all 32 channels, including a wide variety of mics, pickups, and line feeds, are amplified by Bose 1800 power amps and Model 802 loudspeakers. Matrix. A group with talent and taste. “A band that cannot fail,” says the LA Times. Matrix chooses Bose for all their needs. Main PA, electric bass, sythesizers, acoustic and electric piano, and all stage monitors…

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1979 Kramer Guitars – why do so many top pros choose Kramer?

At Kramer, we have one purpose, one goal: to offer the serious musician a quality-crafted instrument, far surpassing those on the market, at a reasonable price. No other fretted instrument manufactured has the playability, the versatility of sound, the quality of electronics, the precise intonation, the amazing sustain and a clean, functional design…

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1979 Lloyd Green for Sho-Bud LDG Model 6150 Pedal Steel Guitars

Lloyd Green, one of the bright stars of the Nashville recording world insists on playing only the Sho-Bud Pedal Steel Guitar. His LDG Model 6150 is unique in every way…a showpiece that has become the standard for professional musicians everywhere. Other Sho-Bud models include the new Super Pro, the Pro I, II, and III, and the Maverick. See your Gretsch dealer…

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