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hannabach

 

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My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrived today 

VIDEO was taken just after construction, (2019) not sure who guitarist is.

Quick assessment of the guitar:

1) Sound (10) Very loud with brilliant trebles and deep cutting bass

2) cosmetics (9) were quite good, but lacks the finish details in some spots where top coat has left some small gaps on edge of guitar...could be refinished to make it near perfect.

3) materials/wood (10) top notch aged tone wood
Top German spruce from 1970 Back/sides Indian Rosewood from 1980

4) Playability (9) actions needs to be lowered however very comfortable to play.
Have installed original lower saddle Playability now 9.8

5) I removed the bass side machine tuners and did some minor filing on the headstock
to get them to align. (should not be required on a guitar in this price range)

These are hand built but production oriented guitars, I think if you are looking for amazing sound and are willing to accept some very minor flaws, this might be for you.
Great value in a near perfect flamenco Negra.

Thank James

Here is a video clip of the guitar. [image][/image]

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AndresK

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to hannabach

Very good sound color! Very flamenco. Have lots of fun with your new guitar!
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mark indigo

 

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to hannabach

quote:

Great value
how much was it?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2020 10:34:41
 
hannabach

 

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to AndresK

Thanks AndresK...this guitar is a real joy to play!

Sounds clips are very difficult to get a true sense of sound quality and volume, but they help. I like the brilliance of this Negra with the associated mild rasp it voices.

I own many Spanish built flamencos, and have not had the time to make all the comparisons. However I did compare it to my 2007 Juan Gonzalez Blanca #146.
Perhaps a little unfair as blanca vs Negra...however I played a Conde Negra once that voiced a strong blanca quality.

Gonzalez more rasp similar volume but as expected less brilliance, but not inferior, both wonderful guitars...it's a toss up, neither I would part with.
Just different.

Both of these builders use wood from very old stock, I think this is key in getting an above average guitar, as is the skill of the builder.

The first real Flamenco guitar I played over 20 years ago was a very old at the time, Francisco Barba Cedar top my first teacher owned...this guitar was the ipitome of the Flamenco sound I fell in love with...dry, very
raspy and loud as hell.

Be well James
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2020 21:47:00
 
hannabach

 

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to mark indigo

Hi Mark,

these guitars fall into a very wide price category, depending on where the purchase is made.
I see Dan Zeff has one at 6500.00 USD and one on Reverb at about 4200.00 USD, interesting both are Cedar tops.

My understanding is the later built guitars of Perez "may" be better after Vicente gave direction on how to alter his construction methods to his liking.

I was able to purchase mine at the very low end of this price spectrum.

If traveling to Cordoba, you would most certainly get the best price.

Be well James
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2020 22:09:35
 
RobF

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to hannabach

*edit* post removed. Pot calling kettle black moment.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 18 2020 16:48:33
 
hannabach

 

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to RobF

Good morning RobF.

No offence taken, but if I am not mistaken this posting is in product reviews.

All the best
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 18 2020 16:57:26
 
RobF

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to hannabach

My goodness. I don’t know how I missed that, sorry. I’ll delete my post.
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El Burdo

 

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to RobF



But, RobF you have a point for me; similarly, why have people stopped using the "Luthiers share your creations" thread? We now have separate threads for individual projects and it seems less collegiate to me.
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Escribano

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RE: My Graciliano Perez Negra Arrive... (in reply to El Burdo

quote:

why have people stopped using the "Luthiers share your creations" thread?


Dunno, but there is a difference between a creation and a purchase.

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