Chueg wrote:Is anyone familiar with the Loriente Clarita? I'm curious to know how it fares with you all in the $2000-ish price range.
Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere. I searched first, but I've been known to miss existing threads before.
I was blessed to be given an original Loriente Clarita spruce by my brother over 10 years ago for my 40th birthday. The guitar has just gotten better and better with age and is extremely playable with wonderful tone.
There have been numerous discussions on this over the years on this forum and the thread here has a lot of info:
Cordoba took over the Loriente brand a few years back (2009/2010?) and have now discontinued the Loriente Clarita in favour of their C series which are now made in China (many on this forum rave over the C10 which I have not tried) and I cannot judge how the Loriente's built under Cordoba compare to the original Loriente's like mine that were hand made in Spain. Suffice to say I fully concur with all the comments in the link above from happy owners of the original Loriente models. Many will say like me that they will never part with theirs. I wonder if the ones on offer for below $1000 on various sites are from the Cordoba era not the original era? If you are interested in this model you may want to confirm if it is pre 2010 or so or if it is from the Cordoba era.
Hope the above is helpful