Capricho review by Admira

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 5
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 6.9 (32 votes)
Admira: Capricho
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Sound — 8
Being an experienced classical player this guitar is excellent for very small or private shows. This guitar molds to your own classical style in a very broad way. It holds great tone and has a great lead or backround effect with another classical. Excellent for duos.

Overall Impression — 8
I play a classical style and this guitar is perfect for me. I don't only play classical though I also play lead and blues. This guitar is great for a broad range of styles as most classicals are but if it goes higher than 19th fret than you might have some trouble. If I lost this guitar I'd go straight out and buy it again. I love the fact that on the higher classical frets (15, 16, 17 etc) the sound quality and feel seems to shine through. I personally have a Fender classical (cheap and rough) and another Admira. This guitar outplays them both in every catogory. Great guitar!

Reliability & Durability — 8
With good care this guitar with get better and better forever. It has the distinct thing of a great classical and that is with growing of age there is growing of value. The guitar with hold in a show but there is no volume or controls of any sort so there is no amplification.

Action, Fit & Finish — 5
With this guitar you get what you pay for, and it isnt a finish. It has beautiful woods but no finish gloss coat. With this guitar your paying for the sound and beauty of guitar but the finish brings the value of it down.

Features — 9
The Admira Capricho is one of the few new Admiras on the market. It is a classical Spanish guitar and although cheap is great quality. - Top: solid Cedar - Sides and back: mukali - Neck: african mahogany - Bridge: rosewood - Fingerboard: rosewood - Machine Head: cold plated - Narrow body - Standard 19 frets (classical) - No Elctronics or controls.

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    Noodlerman
    Having always played a steel-strung 6 or 12 string, I needed a nylon guitar after damaging my left hand ... both for the softer strings as well as a wider fretboard. After trying many guitars at my local Hobgoblin shop, I settled on the Capricho. I'm extremely pleased with it. I actually love its appearance (pale, matt finish) but its sound is excellent. The action when bought was already low but I've been able to lower it even further whilst re-stringing it. The sound quality is good, no matter whether you play in the first position or up to and beyond the 12th fret. The heel is also a very comfortable shape and fits into the shape of the wrist very nicely. All-in-all, I rate this as a superb guitar at the price.