I'm looking for a new classical guitar (my current one is the cheapest I could find in the store a few years ago, and sounds horrible).
I spent a couple of hours in my local guitar store on Sunday and, after trying various Alhambras and the like, was recommended a guitar I've never heard of before: a Milestones of Music "Madrid" 1A in cedar. And… it was amazing! Of the 6 guitars I tried on the day, my top two were both cedar guitars — the first this, and the second an Alhambra 8P.
The problem is, I can't find any information on this guitar online. It seems like a German company that designs it and they get assembled in China. The cost of this guitar is 17500 Swedish crowns, which is ~$2,000. Unfortunately, the one in the store was quite scratched up (apparently due to it having a very fragile finish to help the sound), and they won't be able to get me a new one for several months. They did offer a discount, though.
My second favourite, the Alhambra 8P, is quite a lot cheaper and is from a make I can find information and support for. I really loved the Milestones of Music guitar, but I'm kind of put off by it being a no-name Chinese brand.
I'd appreciate your thoughts!