Get the Tone

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

Ideally for Biréli’s gypsy tone you need a Selmer-style acous­tic, although there is a great clip on YouTube of him tear­ing through Mi­nor Swing on a Yamaha Paci­fica. For his elec­tric jazz sound, the per­fect choice is a hol­low­body with flat­wound strings. But of course these ex­am­ples will work fine on any good gui­tar. For ex­tra au­then­tic­ity it’s good to note that La­grène holds the pick side­ways and ad­dresses the string with one of the rounded, fat­ter shoul­ders to get less‘click’and a more rounded bloom to each note.

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