Ricardo Sanchis 2a

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Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by mrdarcy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am

I found a Ricardo Sanchis 2a (not Carpio) from 1988, solid cedar top. Would you consider it to be past its prime, and what would you look and listen for to judge its condition?

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by mrdarcy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:52 pm

bump!

It seems Rob MacKillop has a guitar of same type and maker, even made in the same year. What would be the most polite way to point him this way?

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by MessyTendon » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:53 pm

why would it be past it's prime? Do you believe in that dogma about Cedar topped guitars not lasting? That's rubbish.

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by mrdarcy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:50 pm

MessyTendon wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:53 pm
why would it be past it's prime? Do you believe in that dogma about Cedar topped guitars not lasting? That's rubbish.
I do not know anything about used classical guitars, that's why i'm asking. I don't know whether they age well, neither do I know how to spot tell-tale signs of damage, repairs, manufacturing faults, damage caused by less than optimal handling or storage, repairs, etc.

I'm also interested in experiences and opinions of (former) owners of this type of guitar.

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by MessyTendon » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 am

If the guitar lived in it's case, and was not abused with extreme humidity fluctuations, it should be just fine.

Nylon guitars have less problems than steel string guitars. One of the many reasons vintage nylon, is such a great value, they don't need neck re-sets or much work.

Give it a go and enjoy. I wouldn't worry about it being older.

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by zavaletas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 pm

At this time the Ricardo Sanchis Carpio built only the 1a models personally, the 2a would have been made my his officials using traditional techniques.
While cedar doesn't seem to improve much with age, it doesn't seem to loose much either if properly cared for.
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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by zavaletas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 pm

At this time the Ricardo Sanchis Carpio built only the 1a models personally, the 2a would have been made my his officials using traditional techniques.
While cedar doesn't seem to improve much with age, it doesn't seem to loose much either if properly cared for.
James, Zavaleta's La Casa de Guitarras

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Re: Ricardo Sanchis 2a

Post by zavaletas » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:47 pm

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