ernandez R -> RE: Best next guitar ? (Oct. 18 2021 9:29:47)
I am a very poor but improving player
I have a nice Córdoba 7 and would like to step up in quality
Any suggestions ?
Hay fridge, welcolm to the Foro.
You haven't said where you live as that helps in directing you toward a luthier if that's what you are driving at.
There are a few who post here regularly, I build but I'm not yet at a level I want to sell.
How much you want to spend?
How long you been playing?
You know stuff like that.
Like Mrstinkle says used is a good option but the general rule is you need to play it before buying or at least a generious return policy. Of course this applies to new as well.
Of you are in the US and west coast Ethan who posts here often has a shop in Seattle and on the east coast there is... Shoot, name is not coming to me... Duuuu... Well shoot, some one save me please, oh ya Andy Culpepper.
Rob who posts here is in Canada I think and he builds as well, he is off galavanting in Spain so don't know if he will surface anytime soon, unless the wine runs out.
In Japan or what us Yanks call the Far East there is Stephan Faulk, he might be on a Foro time out as he has a particular sence of wit about him that could be construed as problamitec but forgivable as he likes to share his building knowladge here freely.
There is Pali who makes boots and other stringed instruments, he is in Spain. He hasn't actually said he is selling but what the heck, we are all selling somthing.
Dig around the luthery section threads to get a better feel for what you want vs what you need. My gut feeling is you should take the $2-3k you are thinking of spending on a guitar and spend it on some intense lessons, fly to Spain for a few weeks and imurse youself. At this begaining stage remember it's not the guitar it's the player, and I supose that any mediocre Flamenco player will make your current guitar sound like a $12k Conde or whatever. Of course a better instrument can inspire and should inspire you to be a better player.
Shop around and when you think you've found one suitable bring it up here and the pros will set you straight or drive you to play a ukelalie ;)