Manuel Rodriguez Model E

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rinneby
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Manuel Rodriguez Model E

Post by rinneby » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:46 pm

I recently came across a Manuel Rodriguez Model E (pretty early model without the logo on the headstock) in mint condition, but some minor fixes are needed. This is an outdated model right? I know this is a factory instrument, but the build quality seems good enough and the sound is totally ok. The top is solid cedar and the back and sides are solid indian rosewood, ebony fretboard. Would 600-700 Euro be a fair price to sell it for?

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Re: Manuel Rodriguez Model E

Post by edcat7 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:42 pm

I don't know why you would be considering this, as you have guitars I droul over.
I had a model D; it is a good guitar for what I paid for it.
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Re: Manuel Rodriguez Model E

Post by rinneby » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:41 am

edcat7 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:42 pm
I don't know why you would be considering this, as you have guitars I droul over.
I had a model D; it is a good guitar for what I paid for it.
Aha, the guitar is not for me. I just wonder what I could sell it for, got it from a friend who doesn't play classical. I think the difference between D and E is that D has laminated back/sides and E is all solid. But I guess 650 Euro in mint condition seems ok.

/Jon
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: Manuel Rodriguez Model E

Post by Martin » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:41 pm

I think it depends what year it was made. Rodriguez changed their system of designation some time in the '90's

I have a 1985 Model E which I paid UK£330 for at the end of that year. Allowing for inflation and exchange rates, that's about 1100 Euros in today's money.

If I were to try to sell it I would probably ask about 600-700 Euros, but accept I might have to let it go for less.

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Re: Manuel Rodriguez Model E

Post by rinneby » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:16 pm

Martin wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:41 pm
I think it depends what year it was made. Rodriguez changed their system of designation some time in the '90's

I have a 1985 Model E which I paid UK£330 for at the end of that year. Allowing for inflation and exchange rates, that's about 1100 Euros in today's money.

If I were to try to sell it I would probably ask about 600-700 Euros, but accept I might have to let it go for less.

Martin.
I can't tell what year it is, maybe its stamped somewhere. My guess is late 90s or early 2000. At least it doesn't have the (ugly) logo on the headstock. Thank you for your opinion, do you like the guitar?

/Jon
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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