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Haltaqi

 

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Purchasing a New Guitar Advice 

Hello everyone. I'm considering getting myself a new flamenco blanca guitar. My price range is up to $2,000.
I'm settled on a Marlon Navarro Alvarez blanca student model. My latest guitar was a Juan Montes 135M and the playability was not comfortable, not only but, specially due to its relatively high action. Moreover, the notes around the 12th fret sound unclear.
So, it's about time I get a new guitar. I'm in favor of the Navarro because of their low-action and playability and of course, they sound amazing. I've done my research and the reviews mostly say You Can't Go Wrong with a Navarro. I've never tried one and I believe I have to order my guitar online because unfortunately, no flamenco guitar shops in my country, which is why I'm asking for advice here.
I'm welcome to alternatives if you believe I should get another guitar with reasoning.

Thanks!
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rombsix

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Haltaqi

You can probably get a used Sanchis for $2,000. Mine was SUPER amazing though I sold it because it was too big for my hands. Cheers!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 4:50:53
 
Argaith

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Haltaqi

I agree with Dr; you won't be disappointed with Sanchis (that is Hnos Sanchis not Vincente Sanchis; be careful not to get these two wrong).

Good luck,
A

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 7:57:35
 
mrstwinkle

 

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Haltaqi

Tried lowering the action? Sandpaper doesn't cost much.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 9:42:38
 
Escribano

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to mrstwinkle

quote:

Moreover, the notes around the 12th fret sound unclear.


Kind of rules out sandpaper, in my book.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 13:58:31
 
mrstwinkle

 

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Escribano

Depends how bad the action is!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 15:36:57
 
Haltaqi

 

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Haltaqi

I wouldn't want to modify my Juan Montes because I'm planning on selling it anyways.
Now, I'm curious why Hermanos Sanchis over the Navarro? Today I listened to some video playing Sanchis Solea, 2F, and 1F Extra. I noticed from their specifications that they all have a pretty balanced low action however, in most videos I hear so much buzzing produced. I still like how the Navarro sounds more than the Sanchis models.
I've found a couple of reasonably priced Hmos Sanchiz:

Hmos Sanchiz 2F 660 scale @990euros($1,106):
https://www.mundo-flamenco.com/nc/en/guitars/gitarren-details.html?tx_kwmundoguitars_pi3%5BshowUid%5D=70

Hmos Sanchiz Solea 660mm scale @1,590euros($1,777):
https://www.guitarrasdeluthier.com/en/product/guitar-sanchis-solea/176

and then the jump to Hmos Sanchiz 1F Extra 650 scale @$2,570:
https://www.mundo-flamenco.com/nc/en/guitars/gitarren-details.html?tx_kwmundoguitars_pi3%5BshowUid%5D=421&cHash=adde799c82e12f404a362ebcd74bf7f9

and a couple of Navarros:

2019 Marlon Navarro @$1,200 (Conde):
https://www.guitarsalon.com/store/p5720-marlon-navarro-alvarez-quotstudent-flamencoquot.html

2018 Francisco Navarro @$1,870 (Santos):
https://www.lasonanta.com/flamenco-guitars/cypress-guitars/navarro-flamenco-guitar-blanca-cypress

Thank you all for your help.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 17:27:21
 
Escribano

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RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to mrstwinkle

quote:

Depends how bad the action is!


If it's duff on the 12th fret, I wouldn't but it's worth a try. Nothing lost

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 23 2019 20:02:51
 
Cervantes

 

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From: Encinitas, CA USA

RE: Purchasing a New Guitar Advice (in reply to Haltaqi

Navarro’s or any other guitar can have a lot of variability.
Some may sound great others not so much.
My teacher has a high end Navarro that isn’t so great.
One of his students has a Navarro Reyes model that is much nicer.
If you are going to get a Navarro I would consider the Reyes model.

Also check websites like Mundo and Solera Flamenco

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