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RobF

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Article on Granada guitar making 

Here’s an article recently published about guitar making in Granada, featuring Foro member John Ray, amongst others. It’s in Spanish but easily translated if your browser has a translation extension. Even if you don’t have translation, there’s some good pictures...

https://www.lavozdelsur.es/la-voz-seleccion/reportajes/guitarreros-granada-reivindican-su-oficio-por-derecho-hacer-guitarra-es-acto-amor_265587_102.html?fbclid=IwAR1YscVDT-zACTY5AmxCqjpxaa5gGug25id-FCsJtIALSX9Spg_GFCtr5CU
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Stu

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to RobF

cool.
Yeah some really great pictures.

love the dingy, dirty, grimey backdrops. who needs a clean and tidy workshop anyway!
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Pali

 

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to RobF

It is a good x-ray of what happens here in Spain, it is very difficult to survive as a guitar maker here, the government does not support crafts, all politicians are corrupt and incompetent, there is no difference between parties.

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Echi

 

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to RobF

I suppose everybody here in the foro bear a special feeling for Granada or has some memories to tell, as I.
In this case I think the matter is to see recognised at an institutional level the historical role of Granada for guitar making and his actual international relevance.

No idea how much this will have an impact on the sales of guitars made in Granada or will have just a cultural value.

Granada aside, there is a general problem with the worldwide market of quality handmade guitars, wherever they are made.
Some of the problems are the lack of culture about quality handmade stuff, competition with serially made guitars made in cheaper countries, and the difficulty to advertise and compete correctly in the worldwide business: the role of the dealers is just the last problem: it’s not easy to sell in these days.
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Escribano

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to Echi

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I suppose everybody here in the foro bear a special feeling for Granada or has some memories to tell, as I.


Yeah, I lived there for three years studying playing and making the Anders documentary.

Some years on and now I live in Italy. I go to Cremona for my jab. Violin and cello maker shops are in my face.

I know that flamenco guitar makers would be highly valued here and Granada needs to make a lot more effort. A pretty easy win.

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BarkellWH

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to Escribano

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I know that flamenco guitar makers would be highly valued here and Granada needs to make a lot more effort.


Simon, I would be interested in knowing what you mean by the above-cited quote. Are you suggesting the flamenco guitar makers themselves need to put themselves out there more, advertise their product so to speak? Or are you suggesting that the city government needs to place more of an emphasis on Granada being a "cradle" of flamenco guitar making, perhaps even subsidizing the luthiers to a certain extent?

Bill

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Escribano

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RE: Article on Granada guitar making (in reply to BarkellWH

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Or are you suggesting that the city government needs to place more of an emphasis on Granada being a "cradle" of flamenco guitar making, perhaps even subsidizing the luthiers to a certain extent?


Yes, in whatever way. Flamenco is highly valued by tourists to Granada. More effort in marketing and presentation could be made.

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