I've not been able to find much information on Asturias guitars. They don't seem to have much of a following outside Japan. Even then there aren't a lot of clips on youtube by the Japanese. Yes I've tried searching the forum.
Essentially I've narrowed down my selections to an asturias and a cervantes. I haven't really decided which model but both of these brands seem to offer some bang for buck. I have indeed considered luthier made guitars, but i already have an investment in steel string luthier makes so a nylon one would be out of budget...
I don't really dare splurge on the asturias because I know so little about it. If any one here has played this brand before could you please tell me about how it sounds in general relative to the cervantes or ramirez brands? I get the feeling from limited clips on youtube that asturias tend to sound overbuilt? They sound fat and round but the note decays so quickly you can't say flash. So here's a sample. Tell me if it's just the microphone making it sound flat or it really is like that. I just can't hear that Spanish twang.
Here is the one I'm interested in. It's an asturias solo Classico. Again, mic problem or really flat?!
Between a ramirez, asturias and a cervantes, which would you recommend?