While Britain is still part of the EU, it shouldn't be difficult to order from e.g. the Netherlands, which is were their main site is.
That was exactly my experience with my Orfea 8-string. I bought it to find out if I could manage an 8 stringer without spending a lot of money, and the answer is yes, I can play 8 strings!gilles T wrote: ↑Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:19 pmHello,
I play an Orfea 8 string and must say it's an incredible value for the price. It's a chineese-made instrument but the brand is german with high standards. The building is flawless, the gear tuners are upper-class and the built in truss-rod results in a neck perfetcly set-up, without any wolf tones. The best point is the intonation : I never played any guitar, be it very expensive, that came close to this one for the intonation. Last but not least, the 640 mm scale length compensates for the wider neck and makes the left hand stretches very easy.
If you tune the lowest string down to A, you can virtually play 3 centuries of lute music, including the archlute repertoire. A stunning instrument at such a low price tag.
Hope this helps,
Try this: https://www.themusicalliance.co.uk/en/p ... eluxe-case
When I bought it, I played it and the 50CC against an Alhambra 3C and 4P. I want into the shop with an Alhambra 1c, 2c or 3c in mind. Both Salvador Cortez guitars were clearly superior than the 3C but I liked the 4P better. The 4P was then outside the budget I had set for myself, while the 60CC was just inside the budget (considering it comes with a matching hard case - I have small children, so a soft case isn't an option). The 3C was cheaper than the 60CC. I wasn't then sure I would stick with guitar playing. From how things worked out, I should have gotten the 4P or an even better guitar (e.g Esteve 7 model), but then I didn't know and buying something expensive to dip the waters in not on in my view.Conall wrote: ↑Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:51 pmYes thanks I saw that Joachim. Now I need a UK shop who will deliver it to North Scotland & take it back if I'm not satisfied! You say you are only "reasonably happy" with your Sal-Cor 6 string? How does it compare with good Spanish made classicals of similar price? Why are you only "reasonably" happy? I know we need to take price bracket into account when we make value judgement. My cheap Yamaha "teaching" guitar is nowhere near as good as my George Lowden but then it cost a tenth of the price of the G.L.