Tom Blackshear wrote: Adrian wrote:
I am keen to buy a beautiful, hand made, faultlessly crafted, bright, but even toned guitar, french-polished to a degree of perfection (etc... add your own superlatives) but of course I would like to get said guitar for £3000 or so, cos I'm not rich and I'm mean as hell.
So I thought this might be the place to start looking. Only one rule in answering this post, don't try to sell me your guitars! recommend someone else
You might try and locate a Francisco Navarro guitar to your liking. I'm trying to get him to move his shop to San Antonio Texas where we can stay in touch with the on going styles he is now building, Manuel Reyes, Fleta style and a few more. His prices are right at what you want to pay. You could probably order one from La Sonata guitars in Europe. Navarro builds an excellent Fleta style classical and you can order French polish if you prefer. Also, his current Reyes flamenco style is one of the best I've seen.
Tom Blackshear guitar maker
I have just bought a guitar by James Lister, maple sides and back, its brilliant and I have had a few, highly advise this maker.