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
My guitar came today, and I'm in love with it already. She still smells like lacquer and wood, which to me is a heavenly smell. It reminds me of when I went to the workshop to collect my very first hand built guitar 30 years ago. I was just 17, and I had worked various jobs and saved every penny to be able to afford that one. Anyway, to gaze upon my Mangore sweetheart is to fall in love. You have done such a nice job. I want to say thank you for the little extras, as well. I had never broken down and bought an electronic tuner, so even that was exciting. And the humidifier is very nice. Even the cloth for wiping the instrument was a thoughtful gesture. All these nice touches show how you feel about guitars and music. They were a very special icing on the cake. I am truly thrilled! I am so glad I found you. Your friend
The guitar arrived this afternoon. It is lovely, it feels very natural to hold. The tone is very sweet, the sustain is very clean and long. It is beautifully made - as you say, Paraguayan luthiers can make as good instruments as their European cousins. Many, many thanks - I am a very happy man! Also, no duty to pay! Many thanks for that also. Kind regards,
She has arrived safely! Looks absolutely beautiful. Many thanks.
DHL Singapore delivered the Brazilian baby to me this morning 24th May 2005 local time about 11.30am. The DHL packaging removed, revealed the Mangore original black guitar case. The first thing that strike me upon opening up the case was the sweet smell of fresh 'woody' scent, filling my air-con room. Gently lifting up the Brazilian beauty, the flaming Brazilian exposed grain lines flows very nicely on the sides and back and shines through with the good external varnish smooth finish. I am very pleased with this order and look forward to many good years of enjoying this rare Brazilian beauty. Warmest regards
I received the guitar yesterday from DHL. Strung it up and waited about three hours before actually playing it. All I can say is that this instrument is absolutely gorgeous. You know that my primary concern is not how shiny a guitar is or how fancy the binding or even the grain of the wood is but rather, the sound. The aesthetics are also beautiful with a great choice of wood. The sustain and clarity are excellent in both the treble and bass strings all the way up to the 19th fret. The trebles are very well balanced with the basses and are not drowned out. One particular quality of this instrument is the ability to play extremely soft and still hear the quality in the sound. The action and setup are excellent as well and playing the instrument is made easier because of this. I played for several hours and was floored by the sweetness at very low and high volume. This quality allows for a very wide range of color on the guitar. Full chords sound very focused and one can hear the individual notes which they are made from. I will continue to test the guitar as it begins to open up more in the few days while keeping the humidifier on. Unlike spruce this instrument has already opened up a bit even after a few hours. Thank you Renato for choosing a great instrument. I see that the inside is now lightly lacquered which adds to the quality workmanship. All my Best.
She arrived yesterday ! A real beauty and I like the first sounds I can produce on her. I am very happy! Thank you, greetings
I picked the guitar up on Saturday - it is wonderful and so different from what I'm used to. I can't wait to hear how it sounds in a year. I've never bought a guitar without playing it before, but I like it so much that I'm thinking of getting my wife to buy me a custom model for my 50th birthday later this year - I'll discuss this with you nearer the time. (What kind of guitar do you have in your picture - it looks really interesting?) Thank you once again,
OH MY GOD !!!!!! The baby has arrived!!!! I can't begin to tell you how happy I am... She is just as you promised... WONDERFUL!!! It's EXACTLY what I wanted !!! She is tuned, and plays like a dream!!! The action is so perfect!!! Most guitars in the stores have very high action, but this is perfect... The sound is wonderful and the equalizer with the tuner is awesome!!! The tone is great!!! Renato, thank you from the bottom of my heart, there is NOwhere else that I know of that you can buy such a wonderful instrument for such a price... This guitar is worth a lot more and I will treasure it forever!!! Once again, thank you, you are truly an inspiration to humanity. Your kindness and love shows that there is still hope for the human race. May all of you have the most wonderful Easter ever, and know that I will have you in my prayers. :-) Your friend sending you lots of warm hugs,
Packing and DHL service were up to standards. For a guitar that was just finished last week, the sound is very good and my teacher was also impressed! I like the clean sound (no strange overtones), projection, and sweet singing voice. I’ll definitely play this everyday with the action set just right. I also like the “customization” (gold plate engraving and HUGE label!). Smells nice too! Definitely, this guitar delivers as you promised!
I love my guitar ! It is different from what we have here in Spain. It is naif, made according to the builder's instincts without copying from other models. She carries the soul of the people who worked on her, I can feel the love and professional work of their hands. Very well finished. She's got the crystalline sound of the greatest instruments. You know I own a Ramirez 1a, therefore, I know what a great instruments must sound like. The action is easy and I can even lower the bones more if I want. The closest comparison to your guitar that I can find is the Catalunyan master school of luthiers. Best Regards.
First the form fits just optimally for me to use it in the classic position ( where my Aria for instance tends to glide down the upper legs surface of the leg put behind ). Most important of all: It vibrates greatly. Joe, proAnd those mids are exactly as bony like that Laskin guitar that I showed to you. The highs so mellow ... oh boy!! And the A string punches your stomach like Tyson. When I play rest strokes near the bridge you get a bell like shininess and when towards the soundhole to pick some soft notes, mother earth, what complex and deep sound floats through the room. Killer stuff ! I got what I wanted. A guitar that could be sufficient to the end of my days if must be while it didn´t cost me a leg and an arm.
Not bad for shipping to a war zone!! You and DHL did an outstanding job of shipping the instrument. The guitar is absolutely beautiful!!! The sound is incredible!!! Thanks to you and the luthier on a great guitar and an excellent price!!I will definitely be looking at purchasing another instrument in the near future. Thanks again and take care.
She's a beauty professor, I cannot stop playing and looking at her. She's a piece of art. Every detail is perfect: the gold plaque, the numbered label with my name and the builder's signature. The finish !! I love her ! I can see she was built with love. The sound is beautiful and DHL delivered her fast and the guitar was hyper protected. Thank you and the luthier for the outstanding work.
Carlos , Venezuela
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.