My guitar arrived yesterday afternoon. The cedar and rosewood are very beautiful, especially with the Fustero tuners. After it warmed up, I was able to tune it for the first time. After imagining all week what she would sound like, I finally got the pleasure of finding out. Magnificent! Warmth and brightness are gently balanced in her beautiful voice. Playability is very good and helped to smooth out some difficult sections of music for me. Thank you for the excellent communication. I look forward to learning more from you and continuing the friendship
Patrick, St George, UT USA
I received her yesterday. Everything is perfect ! Thank you. She is wonderful! The sound is fabulous. I played her until my fingers hurt!!! I am so happy...even the smell of wood is fantastic! My friendship,
First of all, I would like to appreciate the nice work on my custom guitar.
Basically it lives up to the name, 'a concert guitar.' A very grand sound indeed. Greate balance between bass and treble. I've just played Bach's Suite No.3 for Cello, Mangore's la Cathedral and a few bossa nova pieces by Carlos Jobim. This baby handles different kinds of music with elegance! I received it last Friday. It is getting better and better. It appears to adapt to new environments like a living organism. Simply put, it is a great instrument!
Hee Chae, USA
I wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my spruce top. I’ve had it now for three months and it seems to sound better all the time. You did say that it would take about four months for the guitar to settle into place and start opening up. Well, it is doing that more and more and I’m just really loving playing this instrument because of that and because of its ease of playability. The guitar seems like it was made just for me. I even love the aroma when I take it out of the case. I want to thank you and the luthier so very much for building this guitar for me. Very Respectfully,
What a truly beautiful instrument. I love the action of the guitar which suits me very well and I am looking forward to her settling down in her new environment. I have already played an extract from Cavatina on her as well as The Godfather theme and the opening lines from Asturias just so she has an idea of what is ahead for her. It is hard to believe that her sound will improve in the months ahead. I feel very privileged to own this instrument and feel inspired to utilize my master classes to the fullest ensuring that I get the best from my guitar and myself . Thank you for providing with the opportunity and the means for me to follow my musical journey. Warmest regards
I opened the case and took the guitar out of the case, I was just paralyzed for a few seconds by the beauty of the woods (Bocote and Cedar), my "Renata" is really gorgeous!! I also tuned the guitar already with the autom. tuner, which you included with the guitar. I almost can't believe, that this just born baby sings so wonderful already. The sound is incredible. The action and playability are marvelous (soft and smooth). All in one, this is the guitar which I dream of. I also like to thank the builder for his unsurpassed craftsmanship (pass it through for me, please). Renato, my friend I have not words enough to thank you for this wonderful "Christmas-gift". Many(2x) thanks for everything you've done for me! Best regards for you and your family and warm big HUGS from Curacao, your friend
LAS, Curacao, Netherland Antilles
I just wanted to let you know my beautiful guitar arrived yesterday. It made it through the shipment no problem. With all the numerous, numerous wraps of bubble wrap around the case, it’s no surprise. I was just pretty much stunned when I opened the case and I saw it for the first time. What an elegant presentation! After I tuned it, I didn’t get to bed for many hours as I just couldn’t put it down. What a magnificent tone! The action is perfect for me. I don’t intend to change a thing. You mentioned in your letter it would open up even more, but in my opinion, the tone is just so beautiful already. I’m so happy! I just wanted to thank you and the builder so very much for building an instrument that seems like it was built especially for me. It is truly a fabulous instrument and I will very much enjoy playing it for the rest of my life. Very Respectfully,
Great care in the packaging, thanks Renato for having protected her to the maximum ! When I opened the case, what a surprise ! I love the color. This guitar is simply gorgeous, well built and with a deep scent of wood (noble wood!) ; The finish is perfect. You have to thank the builder a lot; he really build a masterpiece for me. I took a long time to observe every angle. Little by little I bent the strings to her tonality and I play something as Capricho or Asturias. The sound is marvelous, the tonality is well balanced. I like the bass, which are so different and better than my Alhambra. I appreciated the crystalline trebles! Only a couple of hours in the playing, the sounds was more beautiful. Thanks a lot Renato for this masterpiece. Your friend :
Just wanted to let you know the guitar has arrived and, as you say, she is a beauty. The first thing that strikes me, apart from the beautiful sound, is that she is so easy to play. I sound like a different guitarist! I now feel inspired to tackle Albeniz’s Granada – such a fantastic piece that, as yet, I’ve never had the courage to play. Thank you very much. I wish you, your family, and your business continued success. Kind regards,
Just a short note to let you know that my new guitar has arrived safely. She is absolutely beautiful and I am very pleased. The first impressions are simply marvelous ;-) It was with immense satisfaction (and a little relief) when I opened the case today and my wife simply stood there in silence, then after a few moments said, " .... wow !". My faith in human nature restored ..... may the Lord smile gently upon you & yours! Kind Regards
Just to let you know, before I ordered this guitar I went to one of the biggest guitar store here in the east bay area, I tried several of them, at least 5-6 of them and the price ranges were from 600-up one was a used one a Rodriguez it was priced at 1,099 USD. I tell you there is no comparison. Renato all you said about the quality and workmanship are true, a piece of art, more than I expected. Thank you very much for making such a beautiful guitar. Such instrument can only be created with love and dedication.
She arrived...intact, gorgeous. This guitar is very striking to look at. The figured rosewood really is really beautiful, Englemann spruce top, well, I did not write you yesterday when I received it because I could not put it down! She opened up a little just to give me a "taste" of what is come later when she really opens up. Clear trebles and a good bass register. Looking forward when she looses up, this will be a wonderful, expressive instrument. Thanks for the extra care in packing her - the foam made sure the guitar was very stable within the crate. The extra string set, tuner, string winder, humidifier, and the Fustero tuners...thanks so much. A finally (and certainly not least) a BIG thanks to the luthier making this guitar for me. I cannot thank you (all of you) enough... Sincerely,
Steven S. US
The guitar is a stunning beauty. The quality of the wood used is top notch and well matched. I played it and that's when I realized that I am holding a 'special' instrument. I could not hide the smile on my face! I am a real nuts for tone and the tone is simply fabulous. The higher end trebles sounded so full and rich, unlike others I have tried that are usually thin. However the real surprise I had was the volume and the projection which is very focused and loud. Lastly I want to personally thank you for making this buying process a wonderful journey for me. Your service was very professional and I asked you so many questions and you always make time to answer them all. They say that a great musician is one that plays good music, but I believe that a great musician is one that shares his music with the world and that's what you have done. Thanks a million!!
Beautiful to my eyes but not only that !! As soon as she adapted to the new environment, I started admiring the quality of the sound: solid, round sound, what I was looking for, but mainly, a perfect equilibrium between the voices and an even sound throughout the fingerbord...quite an achievement !! The wait and promises have been respected, my greatest compliments to you and the very skillful Builder for such a great craft and the professional treat shown all throughout. I go back to practice. Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. The Padauk guitar is marvelous. The looks are fantastic (I love the maple binding), the action is perfect, and the sound is great. The Padauk color and wood grain is beautiful, the maple binding is a great contrast, and the neck with the rosewood and maple reinforcements is a beauty to look at. The action is great. I believe you set it up personally and you did a fabulous job. It is very easy to play. The sound is well balanced, I could not put it down. I cannot wait to show my teacher. Thank you for answering all my many questions, but I have more: I am seriously considering buying another special order guitar. I am researching the different woods to see what I prefer (and talking my wife into it). Thank You