Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

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Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by ACRodriguez » Sat May 27, 2017 11:33 pm

We have a R. Sanchis Carpio Luthier Guitar model 1a made in 1978 No. 159. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how much a guitar like this is worth. It has only been played about 5 times since then, It belonged to my father who is no longer with us. It is in pristine condition.

Thank you...

Carlos

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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:38 am

I don't know how much that particular guitar is worth as I can find no listings for sale for that guitar. Found a '78 Model 3 by the same maker at one of the websites that was going for €1500. Don't know if that helps any. But seeing how it belonged to your father, I imagine that you don't want to sell it. What is the scale length?

There is an old thread on this website about these guitars. If yours is a '78 it might have been made by the luthier himself.

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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by bear » Mon May 29, 2017 1:24 am

ACRodriguez wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 11:33 pm
We have a R. Sanchis Carpio Luthier Guitar model 1a made in 1978 No. 159. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how much a guitar like this is worth. It has only been played about 5 times since then, It belonged to my father who is no longer with us. It is in pristine condition.

Thank you...

Carlos
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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by bear » Mon May 29, 2017 10:36 pm

Ricardo Sanchis Carpio
The Spanish guitar maker Ricardo Sanchis Carpio is the head luthier of the Hermanos Sanchis Lopez firm in Valencia that was founded by his grandfather, Ricardo Sanchis Nacher in 1915. The founder having worked for guitar makers in Valencia for sometime, went to Madrid where he was befriended by Manuel Ramirez and Domingo Esteso. To perfect his craft, he remained in Madrid working for Domingo Esteso on Sundays for three years. As a result, the Sanchis family has had close relationships with Esteso, and with his heirs, the Hermanos Conde, ever since. Ricardo Sanchis Nacher's son, Ricardo Sanchis Badia, learned his craft in the family workshop in Valencia. Ricardo Sanchis Carpio took over the firm from his father, building it into a shop with an international reputation for the quality of their classical and flamenco guitars. The forth generation, the Hermanos Sanchis, (David and German Sanchis … The Spanish guitar maker Ricardo Sanchis Carpio is the head luthier of the Hermanos Sanchis Lopez firm … Lopez …
also from the same source.
2013 Jeff Medlin '37 Hauser 640mm sp
2006 Michele Della Guistina Concert 10 string 650mm ce
2005 Jose Ramirez 4E 650mm ce
2005 Manuel Rodriguez Model C3F 650mm sp
2003 Manuel Rodriguez Model D 650mm ce

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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by Steve Ganz » Mon May 29, 2017 10:58 pm

It could be valuable... If you are in the San Diego area, there are reputable guitar builders, repairers and sales outlets that could give you an estimate. If you can travel north a couple hours, there are more options.
I suggest taking it to 3 or more for inspection and speculative valuation.
If there is as little use as you describe, it is unusual.
Steve

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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by ACRodriguez » Tue May 30, 2017 2:41 am

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. My father had a habit of buying things and never following through with using them. It is hard to imagine it barely used with such a majestic guitar but it was just put away. The reason is that as the years went on my father became addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. He passed away in 99 from the complications. I don't play and would like to see the guitar with someone who could really enjoy it.

Thank you

Carlos

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Re: Inquiry about a guitar left in the family...Carlos

Post by rinneby » Tue May 30, 2017 6:07 am

My guess, without seeing the guitar, is that its worth about 2000-2500 euro.

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