New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

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DanManGuitar
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New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby DanManGuitar » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:31 pm

We took a trip to the Classical Guitar Store in Philly yesterday. They took us to a room upstairs and we told them our budget ($1000 - $2000). Bill went to pick some guitars for us. We started with an Esteve 8, then a Esteve 9 C/B cedar top, a Picado 49, the spruce top Esteve 9 C/B, and finally, a Hanika 54. All the Esteves were nice, but what made me choose the Esteve 9 C/B was its excellent bass, amazing clarity, great tone, volume, and projection. The Hanika was appealing, but after some playing on it, I much preferred the more traditional, Spanish sound of the Esteve. I wish I could've spent the whole day there just trying out all the guitars they had there, but there wasn't enough time, sadly. Bill never pushed us past our price limit, and was kind, honest, and helpful the entire time. It was fun, although I wish I hadn't caught a cold in the rain...
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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby Carlos » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:06 pm

nice guitar!

Sorry you got cold in the way back ... this is soon gonna pass, only the nice guitar will stay!

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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby Pat Dodson » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Congratulations! May you have many wonderful times playing it.

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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby mmapag » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:20 am

This mirrors my own experience buying my Estevez. I think they are one of the most underrated guitar makers. Bill is a wonderful guy and player. He knows classical guitars as well as anyone.
'13 Esteve 7 SM
'75 Takamine 132 S
'99 G.V. Rubio Estudio, Cedar, Palo Escrito

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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby spanishguitarmusic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:49 am

Congratulations on buying a very beautiful classical guitar! Get through your cold and enjoy the guitar! Thank you for posting your story and pictures!

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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby Lovemyguitar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:09 am

That's great to hear! Good choice, enjoy!

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Re: New Guitar - Finally! - Esteve 9 C/B

Postby dory » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:19 am

Congratulations! It looks very nice!
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