OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

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zavaletas
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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by zavaletas » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:43 am

Congratulations. Antonio Raya Pardo and his son are good friends of mine, and I have sold many of their guitars over the years. I was there in May and bought a flamenca negra made with wenge back and sides.
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Nikos_Greek
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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Nikos_Greek » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:40 am

@ zavaletas Thank you for your post! How does wenge compare to rosewood?

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by astro64 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:32 pm

I am not Zavaletas, but do have a wenge B/S guitar. It is dense and quite resonant, plenty of overtones. More so than an EIR guitar built by the same luthier. So it definitely seems to lean more towards Brazilian in that sense.

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Nikos_Greek » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:28 pm

Finally I can upload some photos of the guitar!
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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by albert-canuck » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Very nice! I like how tight and even the grain is on the top. Beautiful guitar.
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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Nikos_Greek » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:00 pm

@ albert Apart from its outstanding sound (although it is only a few weeks old for a spruce) I am amazed by ist geometry and set up. The neck is absolutely perfect and the fretboard so even. The body being slightly smaller than a Madrid guitar makes it even easier to handle it with both Hands. amazing aesthetics as well.

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by stratlanta » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:34 pm

That is a beautiful guitar! Congratulations.

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Arash Ahmadi
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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Arash Ahmadi » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:14 pm

Nikos_Greek wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Mr Raya has patiently answered my questions and delivered the guitar in time and excellent condition to me.
Nice to hear about your positive experience. Were you in touch via email? Is it possible to share his email address with us?
To send light into the darkness of men's heart, such is the duty of the artist. (Robert Schumann)

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Nikos_Greek » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:28 pm

@ Arash: you can find his address on the internet. Mr Raya does not speak English, so the whole communication went through Google translator, not that this is a Problem. He has told me that his guitars are fully insured, in case something happens to her.

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Frousse » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:45 pm

Out of curiosity, did you have to fill out any form required by the new CITES regulations in effect since 2 January 2017? If you did, was it a difficult process? I am assuming that the guitar contains rosewood.

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Re: OMG My new Antonio Raya Pardo has arrived!

Post by Nikos_Greek » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:12 pm

No,no CITES documtnts, i live in Europe.

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