No way I am selling everything. There are some guitars that are lifetime keepers. Those are not going anywhereDebussychopin wrote:I hope youre not just relegated to playing a cordoba c5 (you probably can make it still sround magnificent) after selling off everything.
Bodhi wrote:Hi Tavi your response got me more curious! What are the favourite lifetime keeper guitars you have?
Hmm..., someone once told me that one should never divulge how much money, what and how many guitars or guns one may have have. I think that was good advice but suffice it to say that I keep mostly vintage guitars and a few newer guitars that were made for me. I am a sucker for Ramirez guitars and always fall for them and end up buying one whenever I find a great one.Bodhi wrote:Hi Tavi your response got me more curious! What are the favourite lifetime keeper guitars you have?
Indeed, I like solid top guitars that are more traditional in sound. There are some double top guitars that are quite nice as well. About 10 years I played a lovely Enric Monrad double top guitar that was memorable. This particular Ramirez Auditorio that I put up for sale is also an incredible instrument that responds like a traditional guitar only with greater volume and projection. The rest of the double top, at least the ones I played, sound a bit more generic than I would like.Bodhi wrote: I presume given your love of Ramirez you prefer solid top guitars to double tops? Is my assumption correct or are there any double top guitars you admire?
Hi Joe, the best guitar I have played and enjoy playing is a 1963 Ramirez MT. Last year I also played a 1986 Hauser guitar that was stunning. A few days ago I recorded a 1888 Torres that was charming. Some of the newer makers whose guitars I have enjoyed playing are Reynoso, Perelman, Malapanis, Monrad, Oberg and others. In the midst of all these expensive guitars, I enjoyed playing the Cordoba Torres model and even some of the factory made Cordoba guitars. Takamine C136 made in the 70s are pretty impressive guitars that won't break the bank. I have not yet played a Romanillos although I have enjoyed their sound on Bream and Antigoni Goni's recordings. Send me one if you have one extra that is just laying around All this to say that there is a lot of guitar snobbery out there and expensive guitars don't necessarily mean better guitars. As an example, a couple of days ago I played an early 20th century guitar in the price range of 20k that was, for lack of a better word, awful; it's modern counterpart made in Mexico is far, far better of an instrument.Joe Medina wrote:Tavi, which is your favorite guitar of all time to play? Have you ever played a Romanillos guitar?
Hi Kenny,moonslammer wrote:i sent you a quick email with a propsal. Kenny
I'm looking for a new (or new to me) upgrade for my old Yamaha, and it's posts like this that have me seriously considering Cordoba - either a C10 (probably spruce), or perhaps even a MS Torres, Hauser, or Esteso. Pity me my indecision...Tavi Jinariu wrote:. . . In the midst of all these expensive guitars, I enjoyed playing the Cordoba Torres model and even some of the factory made Cordoba guitars. . .