The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Classical

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-14-2020, 02:28 PM
ScottKilpatrick ScottKilpatrick is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Default Here are the tings Im looking for in classical guitar...

  • Cedar/Rosewood
  • Solid Woods
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Sound Ports
  • Nitro or French Polish (really just looking for something that does not have a heavy treatment to the top wood)
  • Possible 640 version but I need to try it first - 650 might be fine.
  • Under $2K

Ive narrowed it down to possibly Kenny Hill or Cordoba and I am not sure I will get all of those items - but I think both of these companies off them.

Am I missing someone to look at?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-14-2020, 06:14 PM
ScottKilpatrick ScottKilpatrick is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Default

actually I just heard back from Cordoba and they do not offer sound ports on any models....Maybe Hill is my only option - Im not sure why sound ports are so rare or only come on high end guitars - it seems like an easy low cost addition when making the guitar.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Alder Statesman Alder Statesman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Asheville NC
Posts: 33
Default

Why an adjustable truss rod on a classical?

Breedlove comes close your specs with their Solo Concert Nylon-String. Ovangkol rather than rosewood
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2020, 10:54 AM
ScottKilpatrick ScottKilpatrick is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Default

ah I overlooked breedlove - they look pretty good. The truss rod is something that I think cordoba and kenny hill offer in their guitars - for me its mostly a fail safe - hopefully it never needs to be adjusted but in the event that you may want to make adjustments ...you can.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2020, 11:56 AM
rmp rmp is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,222
Default

so.. how would a Taylor 500 series nylon suit?

Seems to hit a lot of your base points.

I have one, and I really like it. I went thru a number of different makes till I settled on this one.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2020, 06:05 PM
hesson11 hesson11 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 873
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottKilpatrick View Post
actually I just heard back from Cordoba and they do not offer sound ports on any models....Maybe Hill is my only option - Im not sure why sound ports are so rare or only come on high end guitars - it seems like an easy low cost addition when making the guitar.
Perhaps the reason is that making classical guitars is steeped in tradition, and ideas about what guitars "should" be change slowly. Sound ports are still a comparatively new innovation, and not all makers (or players) have found them to their liking.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2020, 07:03 PM
ScottKilpatrick ScottKilpatrick is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 17
Default

Yes you are probably spot on on that. It seems to be relatively rare for the simplicity and so many on this forum seem to be in favor - havent found any negative other than possibly appearance. But you are probably right.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2020, 08:41 PM
fitness1's Avatar
fitness1 fitness1 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Lower Michigan
Posts: 18,512
Default

Kenny Hill New World Player Series.....might be the only one out there
__________________
"One small heart, and a great big soul that's driving"

Charis SJ Koa/BC Sitka
Mcknight/Poling GC Koa/Italian
Cordoba Solista EIR/Euro Spruce

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2020, 06:26 AM
cdkrugjr cdkrugjr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 261
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hesson11 View Post
Perhaps the reason is that making classical guitars is steeped in tradition, and ideas about what guitars "should" be change slowly. Sound ports are still a comparatively new innovation, and not all makers (or players) have found them to their liking.
Yes, we're all still quite shell-shocked by that the things that radical Torres fellow did. It will take a bit for us to recover.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Classical

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=