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rasqeo77

 

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Recommended Flamenco guitar shops in... 

This is my first post on the forum. I will soon be in the market to buy a concert flamenco guitar and as there don’t seem to be many for sale privately I’ll most likely buy from a shop. I’m looking for recommendations for shops in Europe that have a good reputation. I’m based in the U.K. and will most likely travel to to the shop to try out various guitars.

So far I’ve found online the following shops that seem to have a good selection of guitars:

La Guitarra Flamenca in Spain
Mundo Flamenco in Germany
Vintage Guitar World in Germany

Does anyone have any experiences with these or other shops in Europe? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Escribano

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

In London

https://www.elmundoflamenco.co.uk

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RobF

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

Stephen Eden, Graham Emes, and Pablo Riqueña are all UK based luthiers who have experience with making flamenco guitars.
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Escribano

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to RobF

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Stephen Eden, Graham Emes, and Pablo Riqueña are all UK based luthiers who have experience with making flamenco guitars.


True enough. I was assuming he was looking for factory.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2019 16:05:36
 
rasqeo77

 

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

Thanks for the replies. I’m looking ideally for a second hand luthier built guitar. I want to try before I buy so I don’t want to commission a new guitar build. All the shops I mentioned have guitars in stock that I would be interested in and I just wondered if anyone has had any dealings with them and if they had a good (or bad) experience?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2019 16:10:24
 
Escribano

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

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I’m looking ideally for a second hand luthier built guitar


I proposed that on here (Classifieds) or eBay maybe best for that.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 22 2019 16:42:18
 
rasqeo77

 

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano

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I’m looking ideally for a second hand luthier built guitar


I proposed that on here (Classifieds) or eBay maybe best for that.


Thanks. There don’t seem to be many around though at the moment. There’s a Pablo Requena on eBay going cheap but it’s been messed with and has a hole in the body from where a pickup was previously mounted.
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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

I have no personal experience with this shop near Barcelona, but it seems to have a good reputation:

https://www.flamencoguitarsforsale.net/guitarras-flamencas-de-segunda-mano/

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 23 2019 0:13:06
 
RobJe

 

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

quote:

I have no personal experience with this shop near Barcelona, but it seems to have a good reputation:


Yes - it has a wide range of new and used guitars. It will give a good idea of relative prices.

There is also this one in Tarragona

http://guitarsforsale.biz/?page_id=1695&lang=en

Rob
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Echi

 

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

quote:


https://www.flamencoguitarsforsale.net/guitarras-flamencas-de-segunda-mano/

I for one do not reccomend them.
To be clear, in general I think that Jordi (the manager) is a friendly guy who knows well his stuff and do business correctly.
The thing is that in the last couple of years they decided to make their business more profitable and to charge more on top of what they pay for a certain guitar. I can say it because I both sold and bought guitars from them throughout the years.
I recommend Mundo flamenco and Kent guitar classics without hesitation instead.
Never bought directly from guitarsforsale but in a couple of occasions they made me better prices than their competitors.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 24 2019 15:19:38
 
Argaith

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to RobF

quote:

Pablo Riqueña are all UK


Pablo's gone back to Spain. I spoke to him last summer.

A

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mrstwinkle

 

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to rasqeo77

Most famous one I know of is in Barcelona. Lots of vids of their guitars on Youtube.

https://www.flamencoguitarsforsale.net/en/solera-flamenca-2/


Also there are few Spanish language flamenco facebook sites where several traders on there who are likely to have a range of guitars - probably parked in their bedroom, but you cold try several used handmade ones. Drop me a PM if you want some more info. (no not me selling - just for info/links)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 25 2019 16:37:13
 
sartorius

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RE: Recommended Flamenco guitar shop... (in reply to Echi

FGFS: they have opened a branch in Los Angeles to compete against GSI. Adam del Monte seems to work (or interfere) there.
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