I own a Carrington. Cedar, Indian Rosewood. I think that the playability of the instrument is really great. I have played several instruments where the fretboards are too bulky in terms of thickness, this one is just right. I know that is not a consideration that many people regularly discuss, but in this case I am really pleased with how comfortable the string spacing and fretboard thickness is.
Mr. Carrington's guitar shape is a little different than most classical guitars. The shoulders are softer and the bout is not as deep as what I have played before. I think that this lends to the sheer volume of the instrument which is one of Carrington's signatures. In my estimation, and I am by no means a luthier, this pushes the sound to the larger area of the soundboard and keeps it from bouncing around in places that don't vibrate as freely.
I have three places that I love playing this guitar and I think really show the expressiveness that it can have. 1. Low E and A string between 1st and 5th fret. The bass on this guitar is nothing less than absolutely thunderous. It makes songs like Bach's Bouree in Em really take on a new life, as the construction of the guitar is such that the bass and the treble of the guitar are unusually clear and distinct from each other. Actually I am surprised at the clarity of the cedar top. 2. High E and B strings between 9th and 12th fret. This instrument expresses a very clean high end that I describe as "poppy". The guitar is its most clear here, and I have noticed that the consistency of my high E-string has matured over the last 9 years I have owned the guitar. 3. G, D, and A strings between 5th and 9th fret. This is where my guitar is the most expressive. When I utilize vibrato here it feels like I can almost pull sound out of the guitar with my left hand. If I can pull it off musically I try to transpose anything that is played on B, G, and D in the first five frets to this warmer section of the instrument. This, without a doubt, is my favorite place to play this guitar.
Finally, the instrument is really beautiful and impressive to show off. Carrington's signature headstock, rosette, and body shape remind me of a moorish mosque...perhaps tying the guitar artistically to its Spanish roots??????????? Anyway, it is beautiful and unique and has OBVIOUS love put into it.
I chose to have electronics put in my guitar and now I wish I wouldn't have, but only because I am more of a purist than I was 9 years ago. But if you decide to go with electronics, they are REALLY great!!!
I hope this helps a little!