Thanks for that - there's two up for sale; an R1 and an RA. The R1 looks like a cedar top and the RA spruce. I will have to have a look into these two.
The Rameriz RA that I tried was garbage, absolutely horrible sounding. I couldn't bear hearing it for even the length of a song.tom3949 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:49 pmThanks for that - there's two up for sale; an R1 and an RA. The R1 looks like a cedar top and the RA spruce. I will have to have a look into these two.
Thanks,Sharkbait wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 am
The Rameriz RA that I tried was garbage, absolutely horrible sounding. I couldn't bear hearing it for even the length of a song.
A Córdoba C9 sounded surprisingly nice, if a bit bright compared to the C10 I was more interested in. C9 has mahogany B&S and C10 Indian rosewood, hence the different tonal qualities (I think they are identical otherwise).
I can't remember the price of the RA. It was probably cheaper than the Córdobas, but I try to listen to the guitars first and weed out those I don't like, then consider if I like the neck & playability, then finally figure out whether the asking price seems reasonable for those I do like. The RA didn't even get close to making the 1st cut.
Interesting. I played a 4P, 5P, 6P, 7P and 9P swapping them out. The 7P definitely stood out from the 4,5 and 6, and the 9P stood out from the 7 - for me anyway.
Thanks for the advice. There are a lot of good reports about Cordoba guitars on the internet, but the fact that they are made in China doesn't seem so well published.I know it shouldn't make a difference, but when you are forking out £700+ it is a detail you want to know.Laudiesdad69 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:29 pmKEEP AWAY FROM THE CORDOBA! I've had three of them and two of them came with cracks, and the third developed them. And they try to say that it is not their fault that the guitar cracked, and I live in an area where humidity changes are minimal year round. One of the finger boards wasn't properly seasoned and it cracked he worst...right down to the glue. All of these were made in China. Two of these were Luthier series guitars.
Forsyths do have a lot of Ramirez and Burguet guitars, with the most expensive one is the Burguet AB double back that goes for £6000. They were really nice to let me try them all. I think it's worth it for you to travel there to just try them out to see what you would like in a guitar.tom3949 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 amThe issue I have at the moment is physically trying guitars out. Apart from the Alhambras at the Stafford Guitar Centre, there is nowhere close that I can try out Cordobas, Hannikas, Kremonas, La Patrie Guitars etc, although it looks like Forsyths in Manchester stock Ramirez and Burguet.