Best near-concert guitar for under $3,000??

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Re: Best near-concert guitar for under $3,000??

Post by ChrisD » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:54 pm

Michael.N. wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:06 am
ChrisD wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:19 am
Arkheospruce wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:23 pm
Hi.. That is concert guitar specifications: Mark is not important...
Solid Top - Cedar - Selected Canadian Cedar
Spruce -Selected German (Engelman) Spruce
Neck: Honduran Cedar Carbon Fiber Reinforced (Ebony; for Studio Guitars)
Bridge: Rosewood ( Brasilian)
Sides & Bottom: Brasilian Rosewood (may be East Indian)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Thiny Varnishig & Goma lace finishing
High quality craftmanship...
Matching Rosette Design Soundhole&Bindings
Note: Ramirez 4ne is a studio gutar. Not concert guitar.
Good luck...
Thank you for the information! I think the PB M10 checks most of those boxes. I'll find out how it sounds in a few days!
Unfortunately virtually all of those so called ticks in the boxes are just plain wrong. I could pretty much give you many examples of very high quality expensive 'concert' (what an awful term) guitars that contradict virtually every single one of those boxes. Sorry to have to say it but it's just plain nonsense. You simply cannot generalise in that manner.
Thank you for the insight, Michael. I take all advice into consideration, as I am very unversed in this realm so far. Since I have no access to higher-end models, the best I can do at this point is gather recommendations. If they are similar from multiple sources, then I think it is a good bet. I figure the Model 10 is a good starting point for me, as the reviews on them are quiet universally glowing. Also, I am fortunate in that I've come across a great deal of recordings using this model on youtube. More than most others, anyway. I am not set on it as my 'last' guitar, however. As I learn more, I may find myself taking another direction in the future. For now, I feel it is a good guitar for me, which will be confirmed in a few days. I'll let you know, if you're interested!

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Re: Best near-concert guitar for under $3,000??

Post by bensonm » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:53 pm

For what it's worth I have a Cervantes Rodriguez Concert and think that it's great. More importantly, my teacher says it is a great guitar, and it certainly sounds like one when he plays it. Good luck with your search.
Michael L. Benson
Cervantes Rodriguez Concert
Aria AC60

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Re: Best near-concert guitar for under $3,000??

Post by Charles Mokotoff » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:21 am
I am amazed? Where do you live that Guitar Center actually had 12 classical guitars in stock? My Guitar Center never has more than a few in their “Acoustic Room”. Mines in Eugene, Oregon by the way.
In Rockville, was a few years ago though. Maybe moot point as it seems GC is going belly up.

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