In Search of Maple

DanielIndo
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by DanielIndo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:01 am

apark1980 wrote:I like the look of the loriente, yet to find a uk dealer for them though. Sound great in the online videos I've seen (though this may be due to the player!)
Loriente Angela is French polished guitar, it is a loud guitar. Recently I used Savarez Alliance normal tension. My plan is to change the strings with low tension ines. Maybe it will give a better sound and vibrato. Let me know if you have found your sweet Angela. Regards. Daniel. Indonesia
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by blob » Tue May 03, 2016 8:43 pm

Hi OP,

I was fortunate enough to have a class with Marcin Dylla just a couple of weeks ago. He showed me his first maple guitar (finished at the end of 2015) made by italian maker Gabriele Lodi. It was the first maple guitar I tried and man did I like it! It was super focused and very well balanced with a really fast response, and lovely ringing harmonics on top of each note. It was also very attractive, apparently built after a Torres model, also maple. Marcin said Lodi's guitars cost around 4-5000 euro. I see that's more than you have decided to spend but if I was you I would wait and save up for a great guitar.

Otherwise I could suggest contacting Stephen Eden who makes cheap Cadenza models for 1500, which are fantastic instruments. Perhaps he could make you one with maple.

Best,
Pavel

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by apark1980 » Wed May 04, 2016 5:51 pm

I had been interested to try out a Cadenza actually. While they look plain, I have read good things about them

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by DanielIndo » Thu May 05, 2016 12:11 am

I have read that good laminated sides and backs guitar are better than poor solid one. The solid top is the prime factor in producing sound. I have a Yamaha acoustic electric CPX 900, solid spruce with laminated sides and backs, it sounds wonderful. Yamaha makes NCX900 and 1200 with maple if you are OK with cutaway.
2005 Jose Ramirez 1a Sakurai Kohno Special 2015
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Rachel R
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by Rachel R » Thu May 05, 2016 2:53 am

Joseph Redman has made a handful of beautiful maple guitars recently. His prices are very reasonable, especially considering the exchange rate, and the wait/build time would likely fit your timeline. Worth a look at his site...

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by Pat Dodson » Thu May 05, 2016 9:28 am

apark1980 wrote:
irfan wrote:Hi, i recall thats my student own a Manuel Rodriguez factory guitar, something like model Maple, i guess is laminated maple bacl and side.
The first time i tried, is not impress at all. But one month later, the sound start open up, do have a little bit of maple tone...... but, is not the same type that i tried from Simon Cambridge torres copy ....
But this Rodriguez is only cost around Singapore dollar sgd1100 around.
I saw one like this on the Ivor Mairants website - Model D Maple Gloss - seems to be special order only though. Does anyone know if MR guitars are made in Spain?
If this guitar (which is said to be all solid) is still of interest: EES Music in Ipswich have advertised that they have two in stock (not special order.) They have a store you can visit (as well as online purchases.) They are however full rrp at £999.

I know nothing of this guitar nor of EES Music but just thought I'd pass the info on.

apark1980
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by apark1980 » Fri May 06, 2016 7:38 am

Thanks for the tip, Pat. I had a look at their site and can't see anything, was it a paper ad you saw?

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by Pat Dodson » Fri May 06, 2016 9:51 am

apark1980 wrote:Thanks for the tip, Pat. I had a look at their site and can't see anything, was it a paper ad you saw?
Odd, I also can't find anything about any classical guitar on their website.

EES Music advertises the MR D Maple Gloss via the UK bay
number 231906970625

The telephone number within the description matches the number on the EES website. Maybe give them a ring if curious or interested?

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by apark1980 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:36 pm

Ah, slightly odd indeed, but will investigate further, see if I can get a chance to play one. Thanks once again!
Alan

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by blob » Mon May 09, 2016 1:09 pm

apark1980 wrote:I had been interested to try out a Cadenza actually. While they look plain, I have read good things about them
They are very good, Stephen just saves time by not doing some extra bits, but the guitar is still very well built and it sounds and feels like a pro instrument. I don't really know a better deal at the moment.

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by apark1980 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:47 pm

A maple Flamenco guitar has popped up on e - b a y recently. A Juan Montes. I know nothing about these, but supposedly it's made in Valencia, and certainly has some nice curly maple on the back and sides, judging by the photos. Anyone know anything about this maker, or what a maple flamenco guitar would sound like?

WoodNString
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by WoodNString » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:53 pm

The Cordoba Loriente line had a sp/mp model if I recall correctly. The Angela model.

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by celestemcc » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:08 pm

Stephan Connor also makes maple/spruce guitars. Heard one recently, absolutely lovely, creamy tone, and gorgeous to boot. I don't want to even venture to guess the price, though!
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madrilla
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by madrilla » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:01 pm

Cordoba had a Custom Artist model in maple which is discontinued. Currently they have their master series Torres, with flamed maple b/s in the limited edition but very expensive.

The only viable spruce/maple guitars I've seen are:

Thom . ann Classical 4/4 S - amazingly 95€ solid top , solid b&s. Does anyone know anything about this model?

Martinez Hauser or Torres in grade AAA flamed maple, about 1500€.

Loriente Angela as mentioned but not sure where they are sold in Europe.
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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by hatalap » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:37 pm

I'd say go for the Loriente Angela over the Hanika. I played one of the Hanikas and was not all that impressed with it. You might also talk with Jose Marques. He has some nice maple guitars that I played recently, any closer to your budget.

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