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    Classical Guitar recommendations?....

    Would like to upgrade my current classical guitar, a Koumaraska.
    Any recommendations $500 up to maybe $1800-2000.

    Looking for bang for the buck. Could be used or new.
    thanks!

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    In that upper price range look for a Manuel Rodriguez. The Model E is quite nice with solid rosewood back and sides and a cedar top. Comparable to the Ramirez student models for much less and still made in Spain.

    Remeber to get a humidifier with whatever you get.
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    I like the various classical guitar models by Francisco Navarro. You can buy them from Memorial Music in Houston, TX.

    Hope this helps!
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    Kenny Hill New World Player series. Available with spruce or cedar tops, and in several scale lengths.
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    Any thoughts on Alvarez Yairi's? Particularly used.
    Anything to look out for, models, deals?
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DS71 View Post
    Any thoughts on Alvarez Yairi's? Particularly used.
    Anything to look out for, models, deals?
    thanks!
    Those are very nice, or at least the ones I heard and played in the late 90’s.

    You may want to look at the Takemine’s as well. A duet partner of mine had one with a built preamp and pickup with a single cutaway. He always had an amzing tone out of the thing. When he replaced it with a Ramirez 2a, I could hardly hear the difference.
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    Depending on what you are looking to spend:
    Alejandro Cervantes make incredible guitars for $18K and up. If yoiu can find one used that si the way to go. I have a crossover and have had one other.
    For less money Cordoba really is hard to beat in the 10 seris and up. I ahve a F10 that amazes me every time I play it.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feste View Post
    Depending on what you are looking to spend:
    Alejandro Cervantes make incredible guitars for $18K and up. If yoiu can find one used that si the way to go. I have a crossover and have had one other.
    For less money Cordoba really is hard to beat in the 10 seris and up. I ahve a F10 that amazes me every time I play it.
    Good luck.
    I’ll second the Cervantes recommendation, although I think they start around $1,800, rather than $18k. Either that, or I got a great deal on my Cervantes Millenia PE! (I’m actually in the market for a Cervantes crossover.)

    Where are you located?

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    Right you are $1,800.00, not $18K!!!
    I have played a few Cervantes Millenia PE... very nice.
    I reside in Traverse City, MI... currently under a foot of snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feste View Post
    I reside in Traverse City, MI... currently under a foot of snow
    Too bad. We had a dusting of snow yesterday, but 87 degrees today in Asheville. Mighty peculiar weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alder Statesman View Post
    Too bad. We had a dusting of snow yesterday, but 87 degrees today in Asheville. Mighty peculiar weather.
    Beautiful here today in Philadelphia. Speaking of which, I was going to suggest to the OP that he/she check out the website for The Classical Guitar Store, located right here in Philly. Very helpful staff in a store dedicated specifically to the instrument. (Full disclosure, I take lessons there.)

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