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mark51

 

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Where to buy in the United States? 

Looking to buy a decent flamenco guitar up to around $2000. I'm retired so have to watch the $. I would like to have it delivered from a U.S. retailer since during this COVID thing I am avoiding public places. I've been playing since I was a kid - about every style you can imagine. I now have a Cordoba Fusion guitar. Its not junk but has a typical factory sound. Cordoba makes a couple of flamenco guitars and they are readily available but I'm not hearing much love for them here on the forum. As far as my ability, I can play full pieces by Albeniz for example, like Cadiz and Cuba without too much difficulty. The only thing I like about the Fusion is the smaller neck and its radius. However I can adapt. Really getting into flamenco now. Learning "Ventanas Al Alma" by Vicente Amigo.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2020 16:39:41
 
devilhand

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

One can't go wrong with Navarro guitars. They do ship in the USA.

http://www.francisconavarro.com/studentflamenco.html

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2020 18:21:41
 
rombsix

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

Consider a more expensive (than Navarro) second-hand luthier-made guitar too, perhaps? If you're lucky, it'll be in your price range.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 13 2020 0:06:13
 
TonyGonzales84

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

Seconding Ramzi's idea, you may call Dan Zeff to see what he has, under the assumption he has received something he hasn't yet posted to his site. He's in the greater Los Angeles area.

https://www.danzeffguitars.com/flamenco_guitars.cfm


You may also investigate what James Greenberg has, at Zavaleta's in Tucson. I believe he occasionally posts on the Foro.

https://www.zavaletas-guitarras.com/used-flamenco-guitars-for-sale

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 13 2020 0:50:55
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

Zavaleta's La Casa de Guitarras, located in Oro Valley, just north of and adjacent to Tucson, Arizona, is a marvelous guitar emporium for both flamenco and classical guitars. The owner, James Greenberg, runs it out of his home in Oro Valley, and one must make an appointment to meet him and see his guitars. He imports medium to high end flamencos, largely from Spain, and he also sells guitars on consignment.

Several years ago I made arrangements to meet James to view and play his guitars. I ended up buying a Manuel Adalid flamenca blanca (Viviana) that had a fine set-up and beautiful sound. It cost me $2,500. James also collects vintage guitars, and he let me play a 1935 Santos Hernandez, which was a real treat. Although I did not do it justice, it was fun just to be able to hold and play an original Santos Hernandez.

James is an interesting person. He, his wife (who is from Oaxaca, Mexico), and I went out to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. He is a professor of applied anthropology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in various aspects of the borderlands. To sum up, Zavaleta's has a fine selection of flamenco guitars, and James is a very accommodating and interesting person. You can access Zavaleta's website at:

www.zavaletas-guitarras.com

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 13 2020 13:37:44
 
crooksj5

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

I own an online/in-person music store in Las Vegas, NV specializing in high end classical/flamenco guitars and ukuleles. Wood Vibrations Music

I am personally a professional musician and music teacher as well. Starting this shop has always been a dream for me, but what really finally pushed me to start it was having terrible experiences with some of the other “recommended dealers” of Spanish guitars and ukuleles.

Wood Vibrations Music is an authorized dealer for Jose Ramirez Guitars, Antonio Picado Guitars, Esteve Guitars, and Jeronimo Pérez Guitars.

You can expect REAL honesty, awesome instruments, good prices, and great customer service from my shop.

Brand new guitars from awesome makers

Thanks for considering my shop!
http://Woodvibrationsmusic.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 14 2020 2:47:35
 
JasonM

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to crooksj5

Another option is Tom Nunez from this forum, his site is Lafalseta.com. He’s also a knowledgeable builder himself in Texas . You could get a Sanchis 2F In your price range.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 14 2020 16:28:37
 
Cervantes

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to TonyGonzales84

I bought my guitar from Dan Zeff about 5 years ago.
I feel I got a good deal. (prices are negotiable)
But it would be best to go there and try out some guitars.
There is also Solera Flamenca in L.A.
My teacher got his guitar there and it is awesome. I think he paid $2700.
You could hit both places on one trip and try many guitars.
Also check out the builders here on the Foro, you might have to up your price though but maybe they have something in your price range.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 8 2020 4:19:57
 
Arin

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

Unfortunately Solera Flamenca in L.A. is no longer in business.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 9 2020 2:21:03
 
roozbeh60

 

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RE: Where to buy in the United States? (in reply to mark51

Not sure if Salvador Castillo ships to the US but he builds out of Mexico and his Guitars sound fantastic! I bought a blanca from someone here in Foro years back (June 2016) and to date it is my favorite guitar. He sold it to me for $1500. Would buy any of his guitars for under 2000.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 11 2020 20:40:03
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