Will timbre/quality be different if two different people play the same guitar? Assume that frequency/pitch and amplitude are same.

  • $\begingroup$ In short: the answer is yes, but this is not really a physics question, is it? $\endgroup$ – leftaroundabout Feb 18 '12 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Physics.SE. Would like like to defend this as a physics question? Otherwise I will consult the mods at the musical practice and performance beta site to see if they want it moved. $\endgroup$ – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Feb 18 '12 at 15:21
  • $\begingroup$ I'll close it for now, unless and until dmckee hears back from the music site moderators. $\endgroup$ – David Z Feb 19 '12 at 9:08
  • $\begingroup$ I've had a response from a Music.SE mod who writes "It seems perfectly on-topic, but I'd be disinclined to migrate it because it's so basic. Yes, different people play differently :P". Perhaps the next step would be to spend a little time reading on Music. $\endgroup$ – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Feb 19 '12 at 21:05

The timbre does depend on how one plays the guitar: on the place where one strikes the string and on a few other parameters (http://www.classic-guitar.com/lesson7.html ).

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