Gary Macleod wrote:segobreawill wrote:
What are your better Spanish options , always eager to hear ?
As I stated with Guido, I've been sifting through the Delcamp forum for a few years now even though I just fairly recently joined. It has been extremely informative and educational. As a result, I've gone through many revisions as far as my list is concerned, and for my price range. The members at Delcamp have been a God-send for me as far as I'm concerned because I could never have known of all these guitar options.
IMHO let's call them "interesting", as opposed to "better" shall we options for Spanish guitars and within that price range, of course are: Juan Hernandez, Antonio Picado, Amalio Burguet. This of course, is purely subjective on my part but they seem to offer a guitar that is very good for that price range. Better than a Bernabe at that price range? I cannot speak from personal experience only from what Delcampers have said and it seems that these options are at the very least, just as good. What I like though is that these guitars are made in-house and apparently not like the Bernabe M5,10, 20 which I've read somewhere are made in another shop (like Picado's shop) then shipped to Bernabe and verified/adjusted before being shipped out. Now, that may not be entirely accurate, but I'm just relaying what I've read.
If you've got better options for me, or Guido, as far as Spanish guitars are concerned, please let me (us) know. In my case, I'm also looking into J.B. Castellucia and Armin Hanika. And then there's always my kink with a Yamaha GC guitar that is ever present!