#1
I found a cosmetically damaged classical guitar for only $100. It plays well, keeps tune good, just has a few dings and all. It's a "Mestiza" brand, and I can't find any information on this guitar at all. The seal on the inside is in Spanish and says "Hecho en Mexico - Paracho Mich." I can only guess it's from Mexico...

Anyone know anything about it? Or is it just some odd off-brand guitar?
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#2
I never heard of it and if you cant find any information about it on the internet then its probably some off-brand guitar.
#3
well if it plays good and keeps in tune, and you like it, did you really get ripped for only $100?
cause $100 dollars isnt alot guitar-wise, and if you like it, then no you didnt get ripped
#4
I just think it's weird that such a good guitar could be so unknown...

I was kinda worried that everyone in the world but me knew that this guitar will self-destruct 5 days after buying it. It's a little used, but it looks like it can hold up to age...I just wish I could find more information on the brand. I wanna see how much my $100 guitar was worth brand new.
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#5
A lot of very nice solid wood guitars come from Mexico and can be perchased very cheap. Some of the best tonewoods in the world come from mexico and often times they can get them almost and cheap as they can get plywood which means there is even a chance that your guitar is very very good. On the other hand it could still be crap. Does it look like it could be solid wood?
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#6
Honestly, I've seen very high-quality products being produced natively in Mexico. It can go both ways. Pictures would help us assess the situation.
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#7
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A lot of very nice solid wood guitars come from Mexico and can be perchased very cheap. Some of the best tonewoods in the world come from mexico and often times they can get them almost and cheap as they can get plywood which means there is even a chance that your guitar is very very good. On the other hand it could still be crap. Does it look like it could be solid wood?


I've been interested in classical guitar 3 out of the 5 years I've been playing...if that tells you anything (I literally don't know **** from crap). I don't know if it's solid wood or plywood. It looks like it has a nice wood pattern on it, light in color but glossy. It looks solid. I just noticed a few minutes ago that it has a slight warp below the bridge...will that affect it at all?

I'll post pictures tomorrow...my camera is crap too.
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#8
Chances are you did get ripped. Decent guitars are easy to come by at a very low price in Mexico. You probably paid close the the original price. Still, all in all, $100 isn't bad at all for a reliable instrument.
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#9
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I've been interested in classical guitar 3 out of the 5 years I've been playing...if that tells you anything (I literally don't know **** from crap). I don't know if it's solid wood or plywood. It looks like it has a nice wood pattern on it, light in color but glossy. It looks solid. I just noticed a few minutes ago that it has a slight warp below the bridge...will that affect it at all?

I'll post pictures tomorrow...my camera is crap too.



Make sure you get a good(ish) pic of the back and inside the soundhole.
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#10
Youv been playing for 5 years and you donno anything about guitars? wth? You should at least be able to tell if it sounds good .. and serously at 100$ thats all that matters.
#11
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I just think it's weird that such a good guitar could be so unknown...

I was kinda worried that everyone in the world but me knew that this guitar will self-destruct 5 days after buying it. It's a little used, but it looks like it can hold up to age...I just wish I could find more information on the brand. I wanna see how much my $100 guitar was worth brand new.


paracho, michoacan in mexico is know as THE GUITAR town, 70% of the population in there builds guitar, i've been there a few times (never bought one though) they make some excellent guitars, and you can get beautiful custom mades from there, at decent prices

you can get the tone from a $2500 martin by only paying for a $1500 paracho-made one
(my teacher fomr middle school had one, and it sounds amazing)
#12
Here's the pictures:









The fretboard looks bad in the pic...but it plays well with that gloss finish.
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Last edited by Blow Me at Nov 5, 2007,
#14
^Lack of information is all, really...
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#15
Judging by the amount of glue on the bracing of the inside of the guitar, the lack of a binding (it seems like its painted on) and the cut away of the fingerboard looking like fiberboard, I'm going to go with its nothing special. But its pretty hard to tell from pictures.

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#16
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Judging by the amount of glue on the bracing of the inside of the guitar, the lack of a binding (it seems like its painted on) and the cut away of the fingerboard looking like fiberboard, I'm going to go with its nothing special. But its pretty hard to tell from pictures.



I was thinking the same thing.
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