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ckmurf 09-24-2021 08:06 AM

Anyone have experience with custom Maestro classical?
 
Not the old low-end Gibsons, I am referring to the bespoke guitar company in Singapore- their BMOC Hozen did the Somogyi tuning workshop, and the story goes that he brought back a new set of skills to the company.
I have been looking at the Maestro website, although not cheap they offer a lot of customization for a very competitive price. It looks like their forte is steel string guitars, and they show up at some of the better boutique dealers, but I’m not seeing a lot on the web about their classical offerings.
Anybody have any experience with their instruments?

https://www.maestroguitars.com/nylon-string-guitars/
https://www.maestroguitars.com/custo...om-order-form/

fitness1 09-24-2021 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ckmurf (Post 6817018)
Not the old low-end Gibsons, I am referring to the bespoke guitar company in Singapore- their BMOC Hozen did the Somogyi tuning workshop, and the story goes that he brought back a new set of skills to the company.
I have been looking at the Maestro website, although not cheap they offer a lot of customization for a very competitive price. It looks like their forte is steel string guitars, and they show up at some of the better boutique dealers, but I’m not seeing a lot on the web about their classical offerings.
Anybody have any experience with their instruments?

https://www.maestroguitars.com/nylon-string-guitars/
https://www.maestroguitars.com/custo...om-order-form/

My guess is they are extremely new....I've known about Maestro for several years, but had never seen a classical. When I googled Maestro Nova, nothing came up at all.

I found it interesting that when I just went to The North American Guitar site (former Cotten Music in N-ville) They used to have a full stock of Maestros - now there's not a single one, and I know they had some clearance prices on them. Makes one wonder if there was some quality control issues.

Ceabeceabe 09-24-2021 02:42 PM

If you want options, take a look at Hanika. No affiliation, and little experience with them on my end. I did try a couple used a few years ago and they were nice, but out of what I wanted to spend at the time.

https://www.hanika.de/en/options.html

ckmurf 09-24-2021 03:27 PM

Thanks fitness1. Other boutique stores do have stock, but I did notice the clearance prices some places. I was tempted to call a couple of these stores and ask about their experiences, but since I don’t have a relationship with them I would be worried abut the answers plus I wouldn’t want to put anyone in a compromising position.
Thanks Ceabebeaba. I have been to Hanika site, and they have an impressive array of options, but I have no idea what they cost and the 30” fingerboard radius is a show stopper for me. Perhaps I will write to them and ask if there are other options… I am particular to 24”.
I have run down so many alleys on this- I don’t want to pay north of $6k (half that is stretching it), which seems to be the price of admission most places I look. Kremona custom shop won’t do a custom neck profile, Godin has the perfect neck but no RW/Spruce/cutaway option. Several big names won’t do the 2” classical neck- only crossovers. I was leaning towards getting in touch with Cervantes- I have spoken to him before but have never seen nor touched his instruments. Maestro ticks so many boxes but is a big unknown to me. Hence my post.

Ceabeceabe 09-24-2021 08:47 PM

Makes sense. Hanika has a good price range.


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