Raimundo 180 Concert Reviews
I bought this masterpiece in 1998 at the cost of £2,250 from Birmingham guitar school in England www.classicalguitar.co.uk
Editors Note: Reviewer added that this is an Antonio Aparicio 1997 model with cedar top and solid brazilian rosewood.
It has a fantastic warm feeling but a bright responsive tone. It is a 'loud' guitar and this aids an expressive play. It is just a beautiful guitar - when buying it I spent a complete afternoon playing probably 20 others alongside it including the famous Ramirez (one cost £10,000) but this stood up to all of them
For me the action was a little high (necessary on concert guitars) but because I use it for pleasure only, it was easy to lower. I really just cannot fault it.
It is a top class guitar. The 180 is a good model but Antonio Aparicio really knows his trade. I tried several of the 180's they had in stock in choosing my guitar and must be honest, each had their own 'personality' / tonal quality, but it looks well made, it smells wonderful, it oozes quality.
If you are serious about playing good music on the classical guitar, play a few raimundo's and choose a 180 that's right for you. You will not regret it and whilst they are not cheap, it is a pleasure every time you take it from the case. It is just an unbeatable sound quality - thumbs up !!Bill Foster
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