Jeez, Andrew, I hate to see you try to turn it around with a hazey finish. Is this a project guitar that you took on and are now ready to turn it around to a new owner? What are you hoping to get for it? The reason I ask is because you might be able to sell it to Bill Clements at Rosewood Guitar in Seattle. He has an absolutely excellent repairman that could deal with this and you might get a decent price for it.
Hi, Andrew. I was wondering what became of your guitar. I thought that your guitar was a Model 24, not a Model 395 like in the ad. Is the ad you're referring to for item 320335433593 ? By the looks and the original selling price of the guitar in the ad, it was probably made by the Esteve shop.
Silly me, Andrew. I was looking at another ad. Gotcha. It now occurs to me that this guitar was not made by Paco Francisco Marin, the nephew of the famous Antonio Marin in Granada. Paco F. is also in Granada, Not Valencia, where, of course, the Esteve shop is. This Paco Marin from Valencia is, of course, a different Paco Marin than Paco F. Caumba.
All my rantings about being so stinking careful with investment level guitars now seem particularly stupid. It probably has a polyester finish on it, not french polish, for starters. I should have asked more questions before commenting so voluminously in the forum. Sorry for the bother.
The funniest thing about this is that Tom Blaskshear should have caught this.
If I'm right that the guitar actually came out of the Esteve shop, it would probably sell for around $1600 today in new condition. How is the sound of the instrument? Do the trebles have good clarity and sustain? Is the overall tone reasonably well balanced? If so, I think I might know someone who could be interested. The general build quality and finish looks pretty good. What can you tell me about the bracing pattern of the top? You mentioned that there was something a bit different about it.
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