Rick-in-Annapolis wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:02 pm
I have had just the opposite experience. Maybe it was because of the store in which I was sampling a guitar (Guitar Center). When I asked if there was a place I could try out a classical guitar, the salesman said sure, just go over there next to the tattooed kid trying out an electric guitar connected to a 5000 watt amplifier. Maybe not!
Indeed, Guitar store is notoriously bad when it comes to trying out classicals.
But actually, I've experienced something similar when I have tried a Contreras 1a Especial in Japan!
Due to lack of space in the store the salesman let me try it next to a guy who was playing an electric guitar.
I almost gave up, but then I said to myself "what the heck, let's give it a try", and when I started playing it I was simply amazed.
The guitar was so loud, that I had no problem hearing it very clearly although the other guy kept playing!
Eventually, I ended up purchasing the guitar.
So this may be a good way to find an exceptional instrument.