I am also not able to make longer trips and going to Spain. My story is a story of beautiful chain of people of good will to begin from Jony Mosco, then long correspondence with the Picado workshop via David Picado, then enormous help from side of Maestro Eliseo Fresquet Serret, finally my dear cousin Witold Zakiewicz who, by occasion of his autumn vacations by car in Spain has kindly collected the guitar from the Picado workshop and delivered it to me in Poland when he returned back home after his Spanish vacations. And it is the story of advantages of sensible use of communication via internet.
I am aware of the price differences between your place and Spain. Perhaps you happen to know a fellow Canadian who plans to go to Spain ? Also in the Spanish part of the Delcamp forum there are sometime offered for sale the Antonio Picado guitars.
Yes my Picado guitar still improves with time. It is not the best imaginable or existing on earth a guitar but it is a very good Spanish guitar hand made by skilful luthier (in my case - Angel Genis) from all solid, well seasoned high quality wood.
With my best thoughts and wishes
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Kenny Hill, model Madrid, 2002, No. 2019, Cedar/IRW. Scale 650 mm.