Yup another what guitar should I get thread.
I recently started back to playing after a long layoff. When I started with classical guitar a few years ago I started with a Cordoba C5 but upgraded pretty quickly to a Johnny Walker guitar. I sold the Walker during my layoff. It just felt wrong to have such a nice guitar not being played. Well I’m now back at it and using my old c5 but wanting to upgrade again. This time I want to keep things a little bit more reasonable price wise.
My local stores only carry low end instruments so trying before I buy is tough. It looks like this will be an online purchase from a store with a good return policy if I get a dud.
I originally set myself a budget under $1000 but am willing to stretch it a little for a solid wood guitar. So can I get your thoughts and recomindations on the following 3 guitars in spruce.
I was first thinking the Cordoba as I like my c5. It’s a great guitar for the price but I recently looked at a c9 at my local SA store that was very disappointing. I know that’s not a good representation of all the new cordobas but the workmanship seemed very off on this one.
There is a bunch of clips on YouTube with a romida that sounds pretty nice. I don’t know much about the Yamaha except that they make solid dependable guitars.
I like guitars on the clearer side with good note separation. I hate when things get muddy and tubby.
What one would you go with and why?
If I upped the budget and included a Picado 53 or Hanika 54pf or Hanika 52af would they be hands down winners against the others.
I would prefer not to stretch the budget that far but if it’s night and day kind of better maybe I should. I absolutely love the look of the Hanika with maple.
Thanks in advance.