This is my first post here, but I have to say that this website is absolutely incredible and it is great to finally find a website that is a platform for great exchange.
I have several questions and, even though sme of them may be redundant with previous posts, I would really appreciate if some of you could give me their opinions/suggestions:
I have for the moment a Gitane D500 that is quite good, but I am planning on upgrading it for a very good oval-hole. My budget is 3000Euros but can be extended by a few hundreds if worth it. I went to rf Charles store in Paris and found a good Levoi from 1991 that I tried, but decided to wait..
(refer to the link: http://www.rfcharle.com/HTML/ListeA.html
Please let me know what you think. I look for:
- a comfortable neck (I am not really into getting exactly the old style 503 that may not be the most comfortable to play...)
- A really cool look, I would be extra for a vintage look (kind of beat up). Like the finish on the AJL guitar website, under the "features>Top colour" section
- Obviously a good typic sound, balanced...
- A guitar with a name, so that it does not loose too much of its value over time (If you get a guitar from an unknow guitar maker and you pay 3500Euros, you might end u selling it after a while for half what it is really worth which is too bad)
I heard that Favino was not as good as before...Here are some guitar makers I have been hearing about:
What do you think? Do you have any link that might be helpful? Any picture? I really like vintage looks and do not know where to look?
Any good store in the Bay Area (if possible San Francisco or Berkeley)???
Thank you very much.