Price paid: € 160
Features: This brand makes their guitars in China. It counted 18 nikkel fret, Solid Cedar top, Mahagony back and sides and a rosewood fretboard. It has a cut away, wich looks and feels nice, There is a EQ with 4 switches for frequency and a nob for volume. Also a battery slot next to it. The tuning mechanics where brandless gold plated model. There was nothing on this guitar that came extra. No bag, nothing. // 5
Sound: It suited my musical style well, I play fingerstyle (everything) to flamenco and a bit of rock. When the guitar is not plugged in it has a nice full warm sound, very chrisp. But when you plug it in the sound is very screetchy, ugly like nails over a nailboard. // 4
Action, Fit & Finish: The finish was ok, the body looked very beautifull, the wood had a certain reflective nature. It look simply beautifull. The tuners are great I use them on my other guitar now, everything else was also how it should be. But when I look closely, and focus, you will see that it looks like it was put together in a rush, even the EQ is placed in backwards. // 3
Reliability & Durability: + Will this guitar withstand live playing? - No!
+ Does the hardware seem like it will last? - No!
+ Can you depend on it? Would you use it on a gig without a backup? - NO!
+ Is the finish good enough to last, or does it seem thin and easy to wear off with lots of playing? - NO!
Owning this guitar is very frustration, the same day I got it in there was a scratch/hole in the body from who knows what. After trying to repair the damage fix the gloss and everything another hole came. After the guitar broke completely I did an experiment with it, if you do a flamenco golpe technique, you would go through the wood. // 1
Overall Impression: I play with alot of slapping nail attacking etc. This guitar seemed made only to look at, I play everyday for a year and a half everyday when I find the time. If only I could go back in time and NOT buy it. If it was to be stolen I would laugh for the fool that took it. I loved the sound it made unplugged, very good sounding. Sort of. Everything about this guitar SUCKS I compared it to a Yamaha classical, LAG classical, Ortega classical and even Valencia classical. All the above are superior compared to the Antonio Hermosa. I own a Ortega RCE 145 at the moment. // 1