View Full Version : anybody make a classical below 1k worth owning?
10-20-2009, 09:38 PM
that's worth owning and inspiring to play or am I dreaming!
10-20-2009, 09:55 PM
I went to Guitar Solo with my wife once, just to show her around. I use to study classical guitar in college. FYI Guitar Solo boasts itself as the premier classical guitar shop in the western U.S. After sampling many guitars we worked methodically from the least expensive. My assassment on reflects what they had in stock on that day but to get a truly magnificent, loud, well-balanced, rich, and complex instrument you had to get over $10,000. Not that the lesser priced guitars were slouches but it was clear that the magic button wasn't pushed on every guitar and there was a price to be paid. It just wasn't worth spending $7,000 when it wasn't even close to the 5 figure guitars. But I digress, there are several makers that also produce student grade instrument. Even Ramirez makes a student model but you will be looking at the used market. I played my old, cheap Yamaha for 10 years and I think it really made me a better player. I had to dig hard into that thing to drag beauty out of it, that struggling is what made me a better player. Just food for thought, nothing really useful.
10-20-2009, 10:47 PM
I have a Takamine CD132SC. I have used it live and on record and I (and others) think it is a good sounding instrument. I paid $900 new a few years ago.
10-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Just get a La Patrie for a few hundred. Classicals don't get significantly better until you break into the $3k+ range, and you have to be VERY picky even then.
10-21-2009, 12:05 PM
Check out Alhambra! If you can get one in the 7 series you're good. Lesser ones also good.
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