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Michael1917

 

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Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? 

Hello, I was wondering if anyone in this forum has played or owns a flamenco guitar made by Juan Montes Rodriguez? They are sometimes sold on eBay. I'm trying to get opinions on his flamenco guitars---he makes a blanca and a negra, solid woods. And I think Montes Rodriguez is the director of the Azahar guitar company. Any feedback would be appreciated. thanks.
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RE: Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? (in reply to Michael1917

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RE: Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? (in reply to rombsix

BOOM!
Is that new for you?
Looks flashy and sounds great.
Is that ebony on the sides?

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Yup, new ax. Indeed, ebony.



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RE: Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? (in reply to Michael1917

Even the rosette is coolūüėÉ. Whats the body depth...about 3.5"?

Sounds good.

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rombsix

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Whats the body depth...about 3.5"?


It's 3.5 inches at the upper bout, and 4-ish inches at the lower bout.



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La Jirafa

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RE: Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? (in reply to Michael1917

I have his 36 Arce model and it is a beautiful guitar. Unfortunately the action was 3.5mm at the 12th fret with absolutely no room to take down the nut at the bridge. I wound up just commissioning a Navarro to be built and have been very happy with that guitar. From what I've read it seems that Montes ships these guitars with higher actions which is normally okay if you have room at the bridge to take it down yourself but my specific guitar did not have that luxury.
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rombsix

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Unfortunately the action was 3.5mm at the 12th fret with absolutely no room to take down the nut at the bridge.


Did you take it to a luthier so they could try to do some set up work?

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Not yet, I plan on doing so in the near future though.
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Not yet, I plan on doing so in the near future though.


Get back to us with the results!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 19 2021 3:38:28
 
rombsix

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RE: Juan Montes Rodriguez guitars? (in reply to rombsix

Hi folks - just an update about my cool JMR guitar... It got lost in the mail via UPS as I was having it returned to me from the New England after having sent it there to get some mods done (installing an electronics system). Therefore, I only got to play this guitar for a day or two and now it's forever perished. Hahahaha! Oh well...

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