jfdana wrote:Now I'm really confused! How can Paulino Jr. make all those guitars; must be a couple of hundred per year and so many different models, not even counting the Rafael Romans, which I believe are made in a factory in Valencia. Curiouser & curiouser.
Well he won't be making the Rafael Roman models, so you can forget those (I have played some of the equivalent old models - 30, 40 and 50 and can report they were quite nice but way too expensive for factory made guitars).
That leaves 4 classical models and 2 flamencos. I wouldn't imagine there would be much demand for the flamencos, so he will probably only make a 2-3 per year.
That means he can make say 20 classicals, 5 of each model. 22-23 guitars a year is not an excessive output and doesn't suggest that he is farming the work out.
There are only a handful of dealers who sell these guitars, and there really aren't all that many on the market each year from what I can see.
I have played a Concierto model as well and IMO it was a real beauty!