Mickey_C wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:17 pm
I have received a Francisco Navarro Special Grand Concert, and have some questions...
1) I thought every guitar Francisco makes has a mosaic type strip down the center in the soundhole. This guitar does not.
2) are there any marking that indicate the type of guitar? it looks to me like he doesn't mark any model or other information on his labels
3) does francisco use cheap generic tuning machines? I am just a little surprised by that.. I think even schaller hausers are a step up from these.. they don't work as well as I'd expect.
Other than those three questions the guitar is amazingly responsive, very loud and balanced. It does have very high action, but lots of bone so it could be adjusted. It came with Savarez Cantiga HT strings, and a humicase.
Any insight into the questions would be greatly appreciated.
Ramon Amira would likely be the man who could answer some of these questions best. Maybe he will chime in with some information on the mosaic, model information and what kind of tuners they might be.
As far as the action, most luthiers/factories leave the bone a little high because it's easier to adjust the action lower than it is to raise it. Unless you ask specifically for low action, it would always be a safer bet to leave it high and let the player decide what they want.
Congratulations on the new guitar! I have played a couple Navarro's and have been quite impressed by them. I think he is a good luthier.