The guitar looks beautiful, you have done a really nice job in producing a good looking instrument. I love the tone and the even balance across the strings and the sound and tone from the top string balances nicely with the others rather than standing out as an obvious "top string". The one thing that really stands out is the response, hammer-ons and trills now sound like slurs and trills without using enormous effort to strike the strings which results in the accompanying thud on the the fretboard. I can slur with minimum effort and vary the volume easily with pressure and it is a joy to just play around a scale slurring everything - all over the fretboard. The 13th fret on the 3rd string now sounds like a proper note when I play Adelita rather than the well tuned dull thud I am used to and glissando is nice and smooth and variable depending on pressure. My full barre major chords are much better and I can actually full barre D Major at fret 10 and it sounds like a chord, all the notes are clear as I seem to need a lot less pressure. I alway had trouble before when I was above fret 7. Warm Regards
The guitar arrived here on time I have been playing it exclusively since then my other guitars are back in their cases for now. The first thing I noticed is the excellent packaging, very secure and very safe; the guitar arrived in pristine condition. I was very impressed with the workmanship; it is obvious a lot of dedication and care has gone into the making of this guitar. The choice of woods is great; I love the wooden panels of the back. Lovely finishing, with an almost glass-like luster to it. The whole guitar just felt solidly built and is very comfortable to hold and to play. Loud basses and clear separate trebles, with very good projection and sustain. It seems that the guitar gets better every day, so much so that my wife did not notice any difference between it and my Spanish guitar. Thank you for a wonderful instrument.
Hisham, United Arab Emirates
The guitar arrived today finally. I played it about 5-6 hours now. What can I say? It's absolutely a wonderful guitar! The sound is beautiful, sweet and clean with good sustain. The projection is excellent. I'm especially in love with the bass and the mid range. The bass is really powerful and focus. I can feel the vibration of the bass sound through my body when playing. The treble is so sweet and I expect the sound will improve in few months when the guitar opens up. The guitar also looks beautiful. It has a lot of characteristics that I'm looking for. I love it. I will recommend it to all my friends. Thanks very much for the work of art. Best Regards.
The guitar is the most wonderful birthday present I ever received...All my friends give two thumbs up for it every time I show it...especially after they play it...It is worth every penny! My best regards and congratulations to the luthier.
Boy, am I pleased! The design and construction of these instruments are excellent. The cedar is a cannon right now, and I can't imagine what it will be like in six months or a year. The spruce is more subtle, more refined, but it too will just blossom in a couple of months. This is a very good deal. I couldn't have bought guitars of this quality for under $3,000 each up here in the States. List me as a very satisfied customer.
The guitar has arrived today in pristine condition and is playing remarkably well already. She is a beautiful guitar and compares favorably with similar Spanish concert guitars. A big thank you for all your help & advice and also to the luthiers for their fine craftsmanship. Kind Regards, Steve. p.s. "care of the Instrument" instructions are a big help
The wonderful smell of wood filled the room as I opened the case. She's elegant, splendid wood selection and delicate finish in every detail. A full warm sound to my shy right hand plucking. I will devote all my attention to this beauty. I am really happy. The gold plaque is a wonderful detail. The digital tuner and the humidifier... essential. Thank you Renato for this wonderful instrument and to the men that built it.
I got my RW guitar yesterday and I wanted to tell you that I am very pleased with this instrument, too. It looks much prettier than on the pictures. I'll send you a picture of me and the new guitar as soon as I get hold of a camera. Have a good weekend. Best regards,
She arrived today and is beautiful! Forcing myself to wait to let her adapt to the inbhouse climnate before playing. That's hard! Thank you
My cedar top is really a beautiful instrument and a pleasure to play. I play it every day and just enjoy its beauty when I pause from playing. I am indeed very happy !
The guitar was deliverd to me this morning. Thank you for nice and adequate packaging. The finish is great. I like the reaction of the guitar. I found the neck and the tension of the string to be what I was looking for. Thanks for supplying a great guitar that gives big pleasure to play. Best regards,
I have just received my guitar and it is in perfect condition. I just love the sound and the spruce top really looks beautiful. Compliments to the luthier. Now I can show all those skeptics that you can order a concert guitar over the internet. Regards.
Reghardt, South Africa
I received my guitar Friday. Opening the shipping box, first I saw the case which is very nice, very substantial. Then I opened the case. Inside was the most beautiful guitar imaginable. The cedar top, finished, beautifully is only surpassed by the richness and stunning character of the Brazilian rosewood sides and back. Bravo for you and Mangore guitars.
My Paraguayan baby arrived safely today - what a beauty! The craftsmanship on this guitar is superb - please pass on my thanks to the luthier. The tone is very even, and the overall sound is really clear. I have not used a humidifier before - would this be necessary in typically humid Irish weather? Thank you very much for setting up the guitar - it is a pleasure to play! Thanks also for the useful tips included. Best Regards
I play all the time , What a wonderful work of art. Precious. The sound is wonderful. I compared it with my 1979 Manuel Contreras, a great instrument I must add, I came to the conclusion that what you say is true....your guitars compare to the best. My congratulations to the builder and to you Renato. This has been a fantastic experience. Keep up the good work. Your friend.
José, Puerto Rico