Keith wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 am
As for the model number and back ground info, PM Ramon or e-mail Raimundo or Aparicio. If anyone should know it would one of those three people.
I already talked to Ramon, he doesn't know anything about the guitar, either. Since the instrument was signed by Aparicio, I think that he ought to be the right person to ask about it. He doesn't seem to have a website anymore, though. Might be tough to actually get into contact with them.
Guero wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:35 am
Please help me! What is the "special" sound of the Hanikas? You read/hear this regularly so maybe there's a new myth coming up...
Unfortunately, I can't really think of any way to describe it any better than es335 already did. It's definitely neutral without sounding bland. Powerful but not boomy. Brilliant in a "pearly" sense but it doesn't really sing (compared to, say, the RA20 which sings
). I could imagine playing a wide variety of pieces or even styles on the Hanika and I'm convinced that it would do really well. In fact I've heard my teacher play ballads, blues, pop arrangements, bossa nova, classical pieces and even flamenco inspired stuff on it, and all of it sounded great on the Hanika (the flamenco is obviously a better on a flamenca). So in that sense, I'd call it a bit of a Jack of all trades. Which implies that it's a master of none, and maybe that's true, but I honestly think that it's damn well competent relative to its price. And as I said, it definitely has its own voice.
Disclaimer: I'm still a beginner, my ears are probably dumb compared to yours and all of this is just a purely subjective attempt at answering your question in good faith.
es335 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Not sure about this ad being a fake offer or not. In my personal experience eB...Klein... has been a good and reliable platform up to now with one or the other bargain showing up occasionally, which were no fakes.
I've had nothing but good experiences with the platform as far as instruments go as well. I only deal with people willing to and capable of acting with a bit of common courtesy, which may help. I've contacted people to find out what was up with their "too good to be true" offers only to receive a fraud warning from eB.. Klein... a few hours later, too, though. A >3000€ 60 PF for under 900€ seems like a hell of a bargain, really.
Keith wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:26 pm
To the OP: If the RA 20 meets your needs then buy it.
You may never find any info on the historical nature of this model but does it really matter? Let's say someone posts, "Oh yeah, the RyA RA 20....what a dog!" or someone else posts, "OH yeah, the RyA RA 20, what a great guitar". Will that swing you one way or the other or will your experience with the guitar as well as your teacher's input into the equation?
Yeah no you're right. I've already made up my mind and I bought both guitars. The Hanika is just too good of an allrounder to let go and the RA20 seems to sing a bit sweeter every day. This means that I won't have much of a budget for any music / hobby related expenses for a while, but to be honest, for the moment I can confidently say that I've got everything I need. Now to actually practice some more (which, at least for now, is
more fun on these new instruments).
That said, I'll still try to find out more about the RA20. Knowing an instrument's history and specifics is something I quite enjoy irrespective of other considerations. I'll also update this thread if I come across any more Information, since I suspect there's a good chance that in the future someone looking for Information about the RA20 is going to find our conversation as their only result.