Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira and Philip John Lee who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Is it better to buy in Spain?   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
TGerman

 

Posts: 119
Joined: Nov. 27 2005
 

Is it better to buy in Spain? 

I am looking to buy a new guitar in the coming months and I will also be going back to Spain around the end of the summer and I hope to study somewhere (I'm not sure where to go yet). I was wondering, is it better/cheaper (with the conversion of euro to dollar) to buy a guitar in Spain rather than here in the States? If so, is it significantly different?

Any suggestions on what to buy? I honestly don't think my playing ability warrants such an expensive guitar, I'm still such a newbie. I played a Conde Hermanos and a Sanchis Lopez and found that I really liked how the Sanchis played though it was a negra and I think I prefer a blanca. As a side, I found out that Sanchis Lopez is made 2 miles from where I lived in Valencia, too bad I wasn't into guitars when I was there.

Thanks guys,
Todd
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 20 2006 13:00:31
 
PacoPaella

Posts: 163
Joined: Nov. 7 2004
 

RE: Is it better to buy in Spain? (in reply to TGerman

Todd,

i've learned that you can cut off up to 30% by buying directly. You should know what you want though, most makers dont have takeaway instruments available. It would be best to play as many guitars as possible where you are and to try and contact the maker by email or phone in advance. Some even build exclusive models for foreign shops, models you cannot get at their shop at all!

Buying a guitar is an exciting adventure. You dotn have to be Paco to buy a nice guitar, its something you reward yourself with, dont let anyone tell you something different - usually comes from people who envy you because they cannot afford the better instruments
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 20 2006 13:05:47
 
Miguel de Maria

Posts: 3523
Joined: Oct. 20 2003
From: Phoenix, AZ

RE: Is it better to buy in Spain? (in reply to TGerman

For around 1.5-2K those Francisco Navarros (from Paracho, Mexico), seem a good deal.

_____________________________

Connect with me on Facebook, all the cool kids are doing it.
https://www.facebook.com/migueldemariaZ


Arizona Wedding Music Guitar
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 20 2006 14:02:45
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

4.736328E-02 secs.