I have recently bought this guitar too. Camps have superb QC, perfect frets, nut and saddle, build. I wanted a versatile guitar and ended up with this one. I loved the Camps blancas too, but they are not as versatile. I like the sound of the Cordoba Luthier series, but I ended up sending a C10 crossover and a C9 crossover back, due to QC problems. Obviously, if you can try them in a shop and they are fine, then they are worth a look (I couldn't and had to buy online).Bodhi wrote: ↑Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:25 pmHi Dante, wonderful to hear you are coming back to the guitar! It took me 25 years so 10 years doesn't seem too bad. I have found my Hermanos Camps Primera Negra A guitar immensely versatile. I bought it with exactly what you had in mind: To have a great flamenco guitar that also had a rich sound for classical if I wanted a change from my normal classical guitars. I had assumed this would not be possible and tried a number, then came across the Camps guitars. Mine has a golpeador plate and 20 frets on the high E string. Compared to the Cypress I can get a strong sustain for flamenco by just varying my playing style, and then a much softer sound when I play a classical piece. The action is just about perfect for my playing and is very easy to play. I will often pick it up , play some flamenco and then rather than change guitars, will keep on playing classical. Somehow, the Camps guitar makes my Barrios and Tarrega playing sound way better than I am in reality. Julia Florida in particular sits very well on this guitar. My next project is to learn Barrios' Aires Andeluces and lay it on my Camps Primera Negra A as I think it will be great for the classico-flamenco feel of this great (but very hard) piece. Now the Primera Negra A is a special model probably above your budget range but I tried the less expensive Camps and I found a very consistent feel and sound and versatility. I was all set to get one and then the shop brought out the Primera Negra A and I was hooked. If you can stretch to 1-1.5k Euro and save a little up then you will hit a sweet spot with more options. I also believe that most of their range is handmade and the signature range is personally certified by Manuel Granados. You may find that the SP-6 guitars can fit your price range and versatility requirement. Their website allows you to find dealers near you.
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