Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

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Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by Tim Wang » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:15 am

Hey guys, I'm debating between the two guitars. I live in Taiwan and guitars are very limited, so I've decided to order online. I'm looking at guitarfromspain.com. The price are both around 1000 Euros. I've previously ordered and owned a Camps SP6 from them and loved it. I'm thinking of upgrading and am deciding between these two guitars. I was wondering if you guys can give me some feedback? Thanks! much appreciated.

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by piotr » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:46 am

I got Raimundo148 cedar.The guitar has very nice sound,trebles are sweet ,bass is firm.I like in this guitar responsivness,it's pretty loud guitar.Comfortable to play.I recommend you to buy one.I got sound sample of this model.I can post it If you want.

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by Tim Wang » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:54 am

Hey piotr, sound samples would be great! I would much appreciate it :)

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by piotr » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:06 am

Done it!Look here:
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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by doralikesmath » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:22 am

A vote for the Raimundo 148 from me. I also have the Cedar version and really like the sound and playability of it.
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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by andreas777 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:53 am

I sold my M14 some weeks ago. The sound of the guitar was OK for the price but you could see that it has not the quality of a luthier made guitar. You mentioned that you live in Taiwan, therefore I would look for a good Yamaha GC or an Asturias guitar. You can buy excellent used Asturias guitars for about €1000 with traditional fan bracing and Spanish sound.
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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by Tim Wang » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:39 am

Thanks for the feedback! Thanks especially to piotr for the sound sample!

Taiwan mostly sells Yamaha guitars, and they're only in the CG class. Couldn't really find any GCs. I'll probably need to travel to Japan to really get a good price for the Yamaha or Asturias.

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by andreas777 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:51 am

How much import tax do you have to pay for a shipment from Japan, and is CITES a problem in Taiwan? I saw there is an Asturias Tsuji S-3 for sale in Japan for about €1150. That would be a great guitar in your price range if you can manage the online buy and shipment (and with the assumption the guitar is in good condition).
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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by Tim Wang » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:57 am

Can you give me the web address of the guitar?

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by andreas777 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:24 am

Tim Wang wrote:Can you give me the web address of the guitar?
PM sent :-)
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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by edtheconfessor » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:22 pm

I recently bought a Raimundo 155 from the Birmingham classical guitar centre. They are great to buy from I took my locally made Torres pattern guitar and asked to review several around £2-3k including Ramirez. For tone and projection the raimundo was incredible. There was one other instrument a Contreras which sounded as good, but the Raimundo was better built, with unique lateral bracing, and some interesting construction inside the back. The finish is also top notch with slightly less on the top. It has a spruce top with lovely feather marking. I love this instrument it is robust enough to take harder tension strings and holds its tune well. The Artisan series is excellent.

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Re: Raimundo 148 vs Camps m14

Post by Philosopherguy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:40 am

Honestly, I don't think you are stepping up too much from what you currently have with these guitars you are thinking about. Considering you already have a half decent student guitar, you would likely be better off to wait a little longer and make a larger step up to something that will last a longer time before needing to be changed. If you want to stay with Camps save up a little more to get the GL18 or CL20, which are both very nice guitars from what I have heard. Otherwise, you might consider a higher end Alhambra or something like the Ramirez Guitarra del Tiempo(replaces the 130Anos). Just my opinion. I know its nice to get a new guitar, even a mid range one. It is motivating. But, how much longer would you have to save or wait to upgrade even a little more? My advice is to upgrade to something that is a big step up in quality. You will be trading one student guitar for another student guitar in the range you are thinking about. Once you get into the other guitars I mentioned you are much closer to a concert worthy instrument. I personally love my Ramirez 130Anos and 4NE, but Alhambra and Camps are, from what I have played and heard, both very nice guitars too. I have never played a Raimundo.

If you want a different sound out of your guitar try some different strings that you haven't tried before! You might fall in love with the sound of your own guitar again!

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