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Offline Tio Kimo

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« on: April 29, 2011, 12:28:40 PM »
I was on vacation and stumbled across an old handmade classical that belonged to my girlfriends uncle. Made in Paracho Michoacan, which I read about years ago as a city of luthiers that generally make great guitars.

I know you're a long time classical player and fan, and are living in Northern Mexico,[:p] so I thought you may be aware. Are you familiar with 'em?

I'll just leave you with this little morsel......

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 10:29:40 PM »
Gorgeous rosette!!!!

I know Hans use to buy most of his concert grade classicals in Mexico, Chile and Peru.  He'll know more, so I'll email him (he's in the U.S. right now) and ask.

Couldn't read much of what the label had to say, can you let me know more about that?

Cheers, ~Kimo!

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 01:01:21 PM »
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Originally posted by YerDugliness

Couldn't read much of what the label had to say, can you let me know more about that?




Sure, here ya go.



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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 06:51:43 PM »
I managed to get some info from Hans....some of the info I mentioned was incorrect.  He's owned a guitar made in Mexico, but never guitars from Chile or Peru.  Here's what he had to say:
 
By and large the guitars of Paracho are constructed without benefit of
controlled humidity and sometimes crack when taken to different
latitudes.  Often the basses are overly strong and the trebles lacking
but there are a few very good builders there.  I would take a good case
and strings with me.

You will find things have changed a bit in this historic guitar building
village.  Free trade has impacted the guitar economy with cheap
off-shore guitars that are mass produced are taking a lot of their
market.  They are about as organized as a soup sandwich and many are
just not making it anymore.  A few work by contract and manage to keep
their quality and prices up but long range expectations are the better
makers will move elsewhere as time and Free Trade further impact that
economy.  I was there recently and the town was about 16,000 more or
less.  It seemed more cut and dried a commerce than I remember from
years past and fewer outsiders coming for guitars.
 
The Requintos are quite nice and I thought it strange to hear those
players in Mexico City speaking of the requintos from Japan
as being being better and using them.

Any chance you can find out how old it is somehow?  It sounds like the area was quite reputable for good lutherie at one time.

I'll let you know more if Hans has anything more to say....sorry I couldn't help you personally.

Cheers from.....


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