I completely concur with rojarosguitar.
I have just bought a Hanika guitar and I'm quite impressed.
My original plan was to spend about â‚¬ 580 at most, so I tested some models in the price range, among them a HĂ¶fner HM 65 (I think), all of which left me rather unimpressed. In one of the shops I visited they recommended Hanika to me, and I tested one even though I considered it above my current, very limited budget. It blew me away, even though I played it only for 3 minutes, and even though it was almost from the very bottom of Hanika's line. For just another â‚¬ 100 on top of my original budget, volume, clarity, and balance were waaay above all the others I had tested, that much was clear from the first moment.
So after some more testing, I purchased an 50MF, and I still can't believe how good it sounds for the price. From what I have seen so far, workmanship is more than decent, and I rather like the simple design of tuners and rosette. Maybe it lacks a bit of subtlety wrt sound/timbre, but my hope is that the spruce top will open up over the years.
I also tested the 50MC (cedar top), which sounded a bit more refined maybe, but I didn't like the irregularities in the grain of the top.
Today I contacted Hanika via email for a small issue I had with the label in the guitar, and I got a very detailed, very friendly and personal reply from master Armin Hanika himself, within a few hours. That must have been the best customer service I have received in at least a decade -- and I have only bought one of the cheapest models the have on offer.
So to sum it up, maybe the higher priced instruments from Hanika can't really compete with all the others out there -- but the cheaper ones, they definitely can, IMHO.
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