If you mean the famous/infamous Sherry-Brenner Garcias then search Delcamp for some comments or the big auction site for examples, there are often some there.washburn wrote:... ended up buying a Garcia. It cost around $120 back in the seventies. Great sounding guitar with great action. But I can find neither hide nor hair on a Garcia classical guitar. Very few remember this make, and looks like it hasn't been made for a long time.
Sorry to hear about your Pimentel, kefka. Guitars are like individuals and a few bad ones get out there. You may have a guitar built by a younger member of the family, maybe a kid learning the trade? I can see where that might happen, or maybe you just got a lemon. I remember my ex-wife bought a brand new Martin D-35 back in 1975 and, even though it was a premier guitar from a premier maker, it had an atrocious fret installation and was way to bass-ey. I didn't care for the quality, especially coming from Martin, but she liked it and it was her money to spend. So far, I've been lucky. Not to say I haven't bought my share of lemons, but I always seemed to find a buyer who wanted it more than me (almost always selling at a loss...) When I bought the prototype Pimentel folk guitar, even knowing it had some "issues" I gladly paid up, but ended up having a really sweet instrument when I traded it back to Lorenzo. My mom was a personal friend of the family, so I knew they were good makers and they more than made me happy when Robert made the trade-Lorenzo got his baby back and I did alright, too. Live and learn I guess.kefka wrote:Wow, i am amazed that there is a Pimentel thread. I thought I was the lone owner from these guitar makers. Now, I wish i could pay hommage with high praise to this guitar company like the rest of you all, but I have only complaints with my guitar. First of all its only a 1991, so maybe like wine, that was a bad year for Pimentel. I absolutely hate this guitar. Its the worst of my collection. It lacks in volume, treble, and bass equality; and its just a bad instrument. Its playablitlity however is ok, for the neck is rather small compared to say my Rameriz. It does have its uses though... I designate it as my "tuned down guitar." So I will bust it out every now and again to play like Tarrega's/Tolsa's Tango.
Sorry to be a bummer, but I just had to voice my opinnion, considering I have been a Pimentel owner since 1999. Like the moment I payed 1500 cash for the instument I have regretted it since day one. I mean it was an upgrade from my Yamaha 500 dollar student model, yet, dissapointing nevertheless.
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