Price paid: $ 300
Purchased from: Guitar Shop
Sound — 10
This solid Cedar top guitar sounds like a charm! The mahogany neck feels incredibly confortable, the trust rod helps to make it thiner. The sound is awesome as usual with the mahogany/cedar combo. The bases are strong and the mids are fantastic. Fairly clear tone up to the end of the fretboard, fairly responsive bass. But the highs are bright and the volume is above average with factory strings. You just should replace them immediately.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar sounds much better than other much more expensive guitars and the craftmanship is just superb. This is a great classical guitar, great sound, easy to play. It's one of the cheaper solid-top with a solid tone guitars that you could find on the market. Overall this is excellent instrument!
Reliability & Durability — 10
This is a solid guitar. Much more than you would thing in this price range. The neck shows little signs of wear. Sides and back are fine. The table should be protected from some cracking by the binding around the top and back.
Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The woodgrain is perfectly bookmatched and the finish is nice. Laquer finish body and natural neck feels good. Rosette is silly with little butterflies on it. The neck is straight and the frets are even. The nut may be hand cut. Well balanced even with a truss rod. Action seems fine, no buzzing anywhere even when played loud. The finish is superb and all fret posts are parrellel with each other.
Features — 10
The Concert is the top-of-the-line of the mahogany/cedar models. It receives eight coats of lacquer that are buffed down to a highly responsive high gloss finish. This special process takes eight days to complete. It's a 2003 calssical guitar. It has 19 frets. There are no electronics, no cutaway, just a plain, nice looking classic guit. All the regular woods for this guitar. The binding on the font and back of the body really is a nice touch. It is a full sized classical body.