joachim33 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Adrian Allan wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:55 pm
I saw one website where the 1a is described as "semi professional", which always puzzles me.
Not sure what features the 1a is missing to not call it professional.
I hope someone else can explain it, but a Burguet 1a is not a professional guitar - it is an instrument for an advanced student/amateur.
I am sorry to put bad vibes into Gary's "for sale thread", but I feel I can't let that go unchallenged.
I have to challenge that.
Burguet probably need a way to distinguish the very top of their guitar range (which might have additional features, some of which may be more cosmetic than structural) from the 1a.
Having played many, many luthier guitars I can tell you now that the 1a is comparable, or in many cases, better. When I bought the 1a in 1995, I had visited a few luthiers. I bought the 1a from Ivor Maraints and was surprised at how it outplayed all of the luthiers I had visited so far. (ok, not on the level of Ambridge, but only a step down or so).
I showed my 1a in around 1996 to John Mills, and he agreed with this opinion. Some luthier made guitars are obviously excellent, but made guitars are definitely hyped beyond their worth - I know because I have been to many guitar festivals and played them, and visited dealers offering a range of guitars for sale.