Feedbacks

These are some of the many feedbacks we received from satisfied owners of our Arias guitars.

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Hi Gustavo,
My guitar arrived 7:15 AM Friday morning. I phoned the delivery agent to arrange for a pickup, we live close to Toronto airport. They told me no delivery until Monday. As good luck would have it, when I was in business we did business with the same company you used. As I told you in a previous email my wife looked after sales and transport. She made a phone call and the package was made available for pickup.
The guitar looked perfect which made me happy. You know about my bad experience with the last guitar I bought from one of your competitors in Paraguay. When I tuned the guitar several times above concert pitch until the stretch was almost gone I was ready to play. All my life I played, for 45 years, with heavy guitars. The guitar I mentioned purchased in January, this was also a very heavy and big guitar. Your instrument was petite and light and so beautiful.
When I was happy with the tuning I started playing heavy Spanish pieces with lots of base. Gustavo, I never thought this sweet guitar could produce such a pleasing song with the incredible volume I heard. Doing business all my life I used an old tired saying and it is simple, "it is all a matter of what you know" and you clearly know. Over the years I have been playing, this guitar is amongst the best. You will be receiving an order for another and my last purchase made to my specs, with your advice all the way through.
You have opened my ears,

All the best to you and yours,

John Clifford.
John.clifford11@sympatico.ca
Classical 1A Maestro - Brazilian Rw/Western Red Cedar (1AM-BRM)

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Hello Gustavo,

The guitar arrived with only a small customs check in Osaka. The shipping crateworked fantastic, more companies should do the same! I have been around guitars all my life, my dad worked for Gibson USA. And more recently, I went with my guitar instructor ( he has released 3 CD's in Japan and has played for 38 years) to Ochanomizu (the guitar capital of Japan) where we were allowed to test more than 30 Luthier made guitars. The minimum price for any one guitar at the exhibition was 10,000 US$. I can say with complete confidence, that your guitar is better than 98% of the guitars offered for more than 10,000US$. There was even one for 30,000$ ... but it didn't have such beautiful tone, sustain, or dynamics as yours. Excellent craftmanship!! Thanks for your help with everything!!

Cheers,

Chris Ledbetter (Japan)

Classical 2A

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Dear Mr. Arias,
Este guitarre es una mujer especiale para mi.
Muchissimas gracias a todos.
No es possible tocar mas agreable.
El sonido es como la cancion del pajarro.
Tiene que producir tambien felicidad en el pais paraguay.
Para mi es como un miracle, la resultad de este estupendo trabajo.
Que se lo pasen muy bien, y otra vez, gracias a todos.

Rainer M. (Germany)

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Dear Maestro Gustavo,

Please forgive my lack of communication since you shipped my requinto. It did not arrive quite as DHL promised -- by Monday November 22nd. For some unexplained reason it sat in Cincinnati for 24 hours and did not arrive until Tuesday the 23rd, by which time we'd had to leave on holiday. But in some ways that was ok, since the case I'd bought for it had to be modified anyway -- I would have worried taking it in the baggage section on the plane ride.

In any case it was there waiting when I got back on the 27th, beautifully and carefully packed, perfect. The craftsmanship is beautiful, the finish impeccable. But the sound ... Dear Gustavo, I spent 4 years in music school at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, studying with Aaron Shearer, and over the years have played several fine guitars. But I have never heard or played a more beautiful instrument. It speaks immediately, clearly, whether whispering in molto tasto or ponticello, or commanding near the sound hole. The 7th string is simply out of this world. The ability to add the lower 5th, for example in the Milan Pavans or Bach, is indescribably thrilling.

I played the opening piece for our church's Christmas Eve celebration the past Friday night -- Lo How a Rose 'eer Blooming -- in an arrangement that goes from whispering piano to maximum forte, and uses all 7 strings, and people who have heard me play that piece many times before on my 6 string all were moved by the beautiful voice of your requinto. It projects better than my 6 string, even with a much smaller box. And while the shorter string length limits the absolute tonal range a touch compared to the larger instrument, it really is very hard to tell.

From the Oribes and Ramirezes I've played, and many others I have heard, I've never heard a better instrument. The fingerboard fits my hand as well as any I've tried. I'm still getting used to 7 strings, but I'm loving the process.

Had I played an instrument like this as a student many many years ago, it's hard not to imagine I would have made music my career instead of my avocation.

I look forward to many many years of enjoyment with this gorgeous guitar, and of many compliments from listeners who are lucky enough to hear it.

These words can only begin to express my thanks.

I am, with deepest gratitude, yours truly,

Scott Johnson, PhD
Virginia, USA
Requinto 1A (7-string, Indian Rw and Spruce)

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Just wanted to let you know that I got the guitar safe and sound, it sounds AWESOME, thanks again;

Best wishes
Sean J. (USA)

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Every time I come back to my Pau Ferro Maestro cedar top guitar after playing another one of my guitars, I fall in love again. It is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship with a gorgeous, full sound. My teacher encourages me to play it more - to mature the sound. It is a child now, with all the promise of youth. Please convey my sincere thanks to the artist that created such beauty.
Cathy Schiller
Prescott, AZ. USA

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Hi Gustavo,

I got the guitar, it's excellent! I love it, thanks for making it for me. Good job packing and shipping as well.

Buenos Dias!
Chris M (USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

I received the Parlor Guitar a short while ago. It's just wonderful! Had I been here when they attempted to deliver it yesterday, the entire shipping process would have been only three days! Incredible. The guitar is just beautiful. Thank you so much for working so hard to have it completed in time for my trip out of state. Now I need a Spruce top Parlor to go with it!
Thanks again and all the best,

Tom Billotto
USA

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Dear Gustav,
The guitar arrived safe and well yesterday. All I can say that your pictures whilst good do not equal the real thing, it is stunning - thank you and please do pass on my thanks to whoever has built this beautiful instrument for me as well.

Needless to say I have played it as well, and again it has surpassed all my hopes and expectations - I feel very lucky to be the proud owner of this guitar.

If anyone else in the UK is looking to purchase a guitar from you, feel free to use me as a reference point at any time.

Again many thanks and very best wishes to you all for the future.

Chris J. (UK)
Pau Ferro 1A Maestro

Dear Gustavo

A bit more feedback for you. I had my first lesson with my new guitar yesterday. My teacher - ex concert guitarist in the UK- was amazed at how good my guitar was. Easily equal of anything she has played in the £3,000.00 + bracket.

Again thank you for building this for me am I sure that I would never have got close to such a wonderful guitar on my budget. I of course think it is absolutely wonderful to.

Very best wishes

Chris Jones (UK)

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Estimado Sr. Arias:

Quiero manifestarle para su satisfacción que la guitarra modelo Ignacio Fleta 1968 que le encargué noto que va progresando muy positivamente tanto en volumen como en calidad de sonido, espero que todavía vaya a más con el paso del tiempo.

Tengo un amigo interesado en pedirle otra, pero cuando ya estaba a punto de hacerle el pedido se decidió por la compra de un coche nuevo y ahora tendrá que demorarse en hacerle el encargo, nos vemos una vez a la semana en un ensayo y siempre me pide la guitarra para hacer algunos acordes con ella, le encanta también.

Un afectuoso saludo de un cliente muy satisfecho
Julio (España)
Guitarra Clásica (plantilla Ignacio Fleta 1968)

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Dear Gustavo,

I am so glad that you and your wife will be attending the festival in the fall here in San Luis Obispo. Russ has been forwarding me your mail to him. Your generosity in donating a guitar is overwhelming and could mean a lot to the future of these festivals as all expenses must be covered by fundraising and ticket sales. All the work is volunteer except that the college does the bookkeeping! The members of our group and the steering committee especially are very excited by the possibility of money to be raised, or of acquiring it for themselves through auction or raffle. And please accept my personal thanks also.
I also thought you might like to know that Jesus Saiz Huedo has played your guitar for parts of 3 concerts in Madrid this spring. The credits on the programs read: "Jesus Saiz Huedo interpretara a Sor, Gilchrist y Ferandiere con una guitarra que pertenecio a Reed Gilchrist y fue construida por el guitarrero paraguayo Gustavo Arias en enero de 2004"

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,
Lenore Gilchrist
President
The Central Coast Guitar Society
Organizer of "La Guitarra California" Guitar Festival (California, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I received the guitar in the afternoon two days ago, des.29th. although it came to Iceland 7 or 8 days before. The delay was because of custom clearing. As rather busy this day I waited until late at night to open the box,alone in my study. My feeling was that this would be a very special moment. Carefully I opened the case and saw a good looking guitar in perfect condition. The touching was soft and every part of the guitar so beautyful to look at. Then I started to tune it up. And that tone. Immediately I heard it sounded unlike other guitars of mine or I´ve played. Better. Much better. Rich tonality, clear sound of every tone and, easy tuning. Perfect intonation. This is really my guitar.
Yesterday I was very busy,but this morning, des.31th. I played for a good while and tuned the guitar to normal pitch. It sounded better and better.
Later, if I may, I would tell you more as I get used to play this great guitar or if I have any questions.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,and happy new year.

Hordur Fridthjofsson (Iceland)
Brazilian Rosewood 1A Maestro Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Hello Gustavo,

I want to wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year.

The guitar that I purchased from you is fully broken in now and an absolute joy to play. The tonal quality is warm and beautiful. The action is light and quick in response. I wouldn't trade this guitar for the world. I find that Augustine Regal strings are a perfect match for the guitar.

I wish you a very happy 2005.Please express my utmost appreciation and thanks to the luthier for constructing so wonderful an instrument for me to play.

My very best regards,
Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Dear Gustavo,

I must let you know that the guitar opened up and sounds gorgeous beyond description !
The action is absolutely perfect and the sound is full and projects beautifully.
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful instrument that I received from you. I only wish that my recommendations bring you more business. You certainly deserve it !

Best Regards,

Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I hope that you are well .

Last Thursday I played for a master class at the Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music. The faculty and students all loved the sound of the guitar. I hope that all these compliments from people who hear the lovely sound of the instrument results in lots of business for Classical Guitarra.

My very best regards,

Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)

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Gustavo

Just wanted to let you know my/your guitar is doing fine. The sound is getting better and I seem to have found the best humidity for the guitar. Unfortunatley I suffered an injury to my hand and have to limit my playing...but I even enjoy looking at it. Would love you to email me a picture of your shop /luthiers some time. Thank you.

Pat G. (USA)

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Gustavo:

I just want to let you know that I received the guitar on Saturday and it is exactly what I was hoping it would be. The tone is great, it has nice volume, and the action is perfect.

Thanks,
Graham M. (Michigan, USA)
Algarrobo 2A Classical Guitar

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Dear Gustavo,

I just wanted to let you know that the guitar arrived in perfect condition last week. It's a real beauty!

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Regards,

Ricardo C. (Switzerland)
Pau Ferro 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Gustavo,

I got the guitar. Wow!!!!! I love it. I played it last night until about 1:30 in the morning. My fingers are sore today. What a beautiful instrument. You and your luthiers are true artists and craftsmen. I can't wait to show it to my friends. I am so glad that I stumbled onto your web site. Thank you again for your help in getting me this fine guitar. Thank you also for the care you took in shipping the guitar. I am going to keep the crate you sent it in as a memento.

Thanks,
Rick B. (Kansas, USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

The guitar sounds great and looks very nice! My husband's teacher was very impressed with the sound. She asked for the specifications of the instrument, what woods were used and so forth. Unfortunately, I don't have the original email that you sent with the details, would you mind sending the details again? She was pretty skeptical when we ordered, but she loves the guitar and maybe will generate some orders for you (???).

Thanks,
Christine V. (USA)
Pau Ferro 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Hello Gustavo:

How are you? Fine I hope. I wanted to let you know that my guitar is wonderful and continues to sound better and better each day. I see your prices have increased and wished I would have ordered my second guitar from you last year.

Talk to you soon,
Michael D. (USA)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Gustavo,

The guitar is arrived !

1) Great packaging: a packaging like this in europe may worth almost like a mid-budget guitar !
2) Great instrument: at a visual inspection appear perfect and beatifully crafted, ebony inlays and finishing are gorgeous.
3) After an accurate tuning, the instrument sound strong and vibrant, incredible for a brand new instrument with mid tension strings!

I have no other words for now, simply thanks, i will write later after a string change (D'Addario Pro Arte J46) and an accurate test.

Best Regards,

Alessandro B. (Italy)

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Gustavo,

Before write to you a complete guitar report, I have two or three meeting with other guitarist and a maestro session, for now I can say that it sounds strong and balanced, with J46 D'Addario strings, the neck is comfortable and the overall effect is that of a 'singing' instrument, despite of its youth spruce top, I suppose it will enhance again in next two years, but already now, it sounds far better then a Contreras or a Ramirez in middle price range (1300 - 2000 EUR), a great instrument.

Only a problem, painting is very delicate, it is sufficent a little touch with a watch or ring to have little white lacquer scratch.

Best Regards,

Alessandro B. (Italy)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Spruce / French polished Top

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Dear Gustavo,

WOW! My Algarrobo came this morning. It is beautiful. Thank you very much, Gustavo.
I've attached the journey it took to get here for you interest. It arrived in Sydney, my nearest capital city, last Thursday but has taken nearly another week to reach me here.
I'm about six hours drive north of Sydney! I won't go into the full story. Any rate, although the case had been opened all was intact.
My kind regards to you,
Bill W. (Australia)
Algarrobo 2A Classical Guitar

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Dear Gustavo,

I have to say I'm extremely happy with how the guitar sounds. The trebles are warm and rich, yet with clarity. The basses are firm, resonant, and crisp. The volume and sustain are simply magnificent.
If I need another guitar, I'll definitely be in touch.

Many thanks,
Chenyi W. (UK)
Brazilian Rosewood 1A Maestro Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Dear Gustavo,

The guitar truly sounds beautiful, in fact I rented a supposedly very good spanish luthier made guitar from a local guitar dealer. It sounds no where near as good to yours in comparison.
Please express my appreciation to the luthier of such great craftsmanship. I love the guitar!

Best wishes,
Chenyi W. (UK)

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Estimado Gustavo:

I received the "Flamenca Blanca" on Saturday the 19th and have notified escrow.com of my acceptance. The guitar is magnificent in appearance, superbly "flamenca" in sound. The lightness of the guitar and flatness of the neck is very comfortable for my hand and arm problems. Argentine cypress is apparently darker than most, but gives the "cut-away" a great deal of charecter that suits me well.
Don Gustavo, I am the proud owner of several very nice guitars, but the 3 guitars you have made for me are my pride and joy. I have shown and played all of them at the restaurant I work at. At 66 years of age, these guitars and the music I make with them make my later years more fulfilling. Gustavo, although I may have to wait for just a little while, would you kindly consider making me one more "flamenca blanca", but without the cut-away and also the back and sides and headpiece of Alaskan yellow cedar (AAA) also called Canadian cypress which some makers are using on flamenco guitars? If you agree, we can talk about it through the e-mail in the near future. Thank you again for the wonderful work that was put into this beautiful guitar.
Sincerely,
Riccardo Bartolome (California, USA)
Flamenca Blanca 1A / Cutaway

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Hello Gustavo,

I received my guitar today and it plays beautifully. Thank you for upgrading it to a Grand Concert model. Several people at the studio where I practice are as excited as I am. Perhaps you will receive some orders from them.

Most Sincerely
, Mike C. (New Mexico, USA)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar top

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Dear Gustavo,

I had to wait until the 18th of June to receive my guitar as a gift for my birthday. All the people at the party said it looks very nice and when I try it for 5 minutes, they were all impressed by the quality of the sound.
And after that, I had to wait until yesterday to have time enough to play again and again. It sounds better and better. I haven't be thinking of being able to produce such a beautiful sound with a guitar. Now I can hear the sound I dreamed for the pieces I play.
Please congratulate the luthier who made my instrument. I wish you to continue such a fine art for a very long time.

With my best regards,

Christian L. (Belgium)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar top

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Hi Gustavo,

I received the guitar and I am very impressed. I've already begun showing it off to my friends. I have been very busy and haven't had a chance to really sit down and play it. Also, thanks for the information regarding storing the guitar.

Thank You,

Garry D. ( Arizona, USA)
Indian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Cedar top / Cutaway

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Dear Maestro Arias

Hello!
I received my guitar in this morning. The wrapping using wood was perfect and there is no problem in shipping.
The guitar is perfect. It is easy to play for me, and the sound has good balance and tone. Although I think it does not show its true ability at this time because the string had been relaxed, I will be able to enjoy an excellent sound a few days after, thank you.
As Dr.Gabazza and his wife are looking forward hearing the sound of your guitar, I'd like to show it and play my guitar.

Sincerely yours,

Ichiro I. (Japan)
Brazilian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Spruce top

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Hola Gustavo,

Gratias pur tu correo, seguiré tus consejos.
Pasan los días y más aprecio y me gusta tocar la guitarra. He cambiado las cuerdas con "Hannabach classic guitar string PR Médium tension". El sonido se pone cada vez más "fantastico" y potente.
Il toco es fuerte,"l'intonazione" es perfecta, el material usado es de primeras calidades.
Te doy las gracias por tu atención.

Atentamente,
Luigi F. (Italy)
Brazilian Rosewood 1A Classical Guitar / Spruce top

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Hello Gustavo,

I removed the new guitar from the crate last night and tuned it up. It looks great and it sounds absolutely beautiful (like singing angels). The action is perfect, as it practically plays itself.
Many thanks to you and your luthier for crafting such an easy to play superbly built instrument. I know that I will enjoy playing it for many years to come.

Thanks again,

Jerry Levine (Washington, USA)
Indian Rosewood 1A Maestro Classical Guitar

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Hi Gustavo,

Thanks very much for the beautiful guitar, it arrived yesterday. It looks and sounds very nice. Everything is just as we agreed.

Thanks again for your assistance.

Julijana D. (Australia)
Algarrobo 2A Classical Guitar

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Hi Gustavo,

thank you very much for wonderfull guitarre which you built for me ,look great and sound is beautyfull, this is what i was looking for all my live,i am very happy,i realy have to learn 12 string becouse i am clasical guitar player only, and i am using very poor guitarre, i am sure you will built for me 6 string nylon guitarre for classical very soon, tell me which guitarre is your favorite on your webside, i like bolivien jacaranda.

With best wishes ....Zbigniew
Zbigniew K. (Florida, USA)
12 Steel String Algarrobo Guitar

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Hi Gustavo,

I hope you are doing well.
Please pass a message along to the luthier for me. Tell him that I really enjoy playing my new guitar, It has the tone I was looking for. It has strong full basses, yet they don't overpower the trebles. The trebles are full and sweet sounding. I think the sound is very similar to the 1937 Herman Hauser guitar that Segovia used on a lot of his Decca recordings from the 1950's. I'm sure the sound will only get better as the wood ages. Anyway, thank him for making me such a fine guitar.
Best regards,
Ted K. (California, USA)

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Gustavo:

I received my guitar today. Oh my god!! This an awesome and beautiful guitar. I can't believe the craftsmanship of your guitar. I can spell the Western Red Cedar and the rosette is beautiful. As an African American, a very small number of us attempt to play classical guitar. I'm not trying to Tarrega, Sor, or Segovia, but I want to become good at it.
I am very proud to be playing your guitar Gustavo. Thank you for being patient with me an putting up with all of my changes and tons of emails. I am so glad I found you on the website. The Internet was the best advertising you could have ever done. I will be spreading the word about your guitars to all of my friends and students. Also, I will be ordering two more guitars with spruce tops in a couple of months.

I've been told your guitar costs between $5,000-$7,500. I sent my material list to another Luthier and he indicated he will charge me $5,000 to make this guitar. Another Luthier wanted to charge me $9,000.

Gustavo, I am telling you the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are the man my friend.

God Bless you and the wonderful craftsman in Paraguay.

Your new customer and friend!!!!!!!

Michael Dobson (Maryland, USA)

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Mr. Arias,
My teacher looked over the guitar, and liked it as much as I do. He played for over half an hour before giving it back to me. The stiff tuner had fixed itself overnight somehow.
It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and I certainly have gotten an excellent bargain on a guitar. I wish you great success with your business. If some other poor guitarist in the Seattle area is thinking of buying one your guitars, I would be happy to show mine.
Best regards,
David W. (Washington, USA)

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Hi Gustavo,
I received the guitar today and It is fabulous, I already informed escrow.com that I accepted the guitar. I will order another one very soon.
Thanks

Gracias
Raymond W. (Florida, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

Today I received my guitar. It is absolutely beautiful and sounds wonderful. Please tell the luthier that I will cherish my guitar and treat it with the respect it deserves.
It is an unbelievable to have such a work of art. Whenever I play I will think of you, and Paraguay.
Thank you for everything,

Charles H. (New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,
I just returned from my a guitar class. My teacher, a professional classical guitar player, said he loved my new guitar. He said the workmanship was wonderful and the guitar, once it matured, would undoubtedly sound very beautiful.
I thought you would like to know.

Charles H. (New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I am enjoying my guitar more each day. It is a wonderful instrument. I do have one question. What are the strings used on my guitar, the treble strings are blue, white and red at the ends and the bass silver in color. Thank you, Charles
P.S. If you ever need someone to recommend your guitars I would be happy to do so.

Charles H. (New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I had to take a moment to write to you. I have had my guitar since August and it has sounded wonderful. Over the last two weeks, however, the sound had become even more beautiful. The sound is deep, rich and resonant. Each day I cannot wait to play it. Please tell the luthier how beautiful his guitar sounds. All of my best for the Christmas holidays.
Have a fine day,

Charles H. (New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I am practicing my guitar playing for my lesson today and I wanted to take a moment and tell you how full, rich and beautiful my guitar sounds. It has great volume and a sweetness at the same time. Thank you once again for the wonderful instrument.

I hope all is well with you.

Have a good day,

Charles H. (New York, USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

I just received it and unpacked it. It seems very nice, no scratches, the finish looks perfect and it sounds very good for a new guitar. I think that I might replace the tuning machines later but otherwise...thank you for the fine guitar.

Jane T. (Arizona, USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

I have opened the case and the guitar is wonderful. The base notes resound and the trebles sparkle. I like the workmanship, the beauty of the woods, and especially the sound.
The inscription was just as I requested, and the guitar is everything I had hoped for.
I have two grand daughters 12 years of age. I have considered purchasing two student guitars as Christmas presents for them. One is studying the viola and the other does not play an instrument, but both enjoy listening to my guitar. If they are interested in a guitar as a present, could I expect delivery before the 25th of December? I would want the student version that is bound on the top and bottom, and I believe one of the wood choices was walnut. After you advise me about the availabity I will ask them about their interest.

Many thanks for mine. It is a fine guitar.

Frank Richardson (Virginia, USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

What a wonderful surprise I had today. IT ARRIVED!! Actually my wife chased the mailman down the street yesterday and captured the package. He had attempted to deliver it, but she did not get to the door in time. Since a signature was required he was taking it back to the post office.
I did not get home until this afternoon, and I could not wait to open the wooden box. This time the customs dept. did not inspect the contents, so the box was in perfect condition.
The guitar arrived in perfect condition, and it is just what I wanted. I love the woods, the design of the bridge, the contour of the body, the purling, the ebony pegs, the way the top blends with the sides, your choice of rosette could not have been better, the inscription was just as I wanted,and the finish is excellent. I do wish I had ordered Schaller tuners with ebony knobs. When I order the next guitar I will have you send me a set and I will replace the existing ones. And the sound of the guitar is very mellow.
It can't compete with the concert instrument, but it will be a lot of fun to play.

I can't say "thank you" in written form with the enthusiasm that I would show could I speak with you, but I hope you can picture my appreciation. My wife thinks it is the most attractive of all my guitars. This one is certainly special, and I thank you for it.

I am also sending you a copy of the last email I sent you. I have the feeling you did not get it.

Many Thanks,

Frank Richardson (Virginia, USA)

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Gustavo,
First, the feedback in short: The guitar is excellent.
Then, a bit longer version: The guitar has a clear, strong sound, projects well, and has a good tone separation. Intonation is perfect, and I feel very comfortable with the string height. The sound seems to be getting better every day. I have no previous experience of new spruce tops: could it be that the spruce is opening up this fast? I am well satisfied with this Arias guitar.

Thank you!
Matti P. (PS. I changed the strings immediately to Hannabach Goldins, which I have used exclusively for the past 2-3 years.)
Matti P. (Finland)

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Hello Gustavo,

The guitar arrived very quickly. The mailman delivered it on Friday . I opened the box yesterday; the guitar was intact and very beautiful. I tuned it and played it for about an hour. I adore the rich, sustained bass notes. I will play it again in a few minutes.
Thank you very much and have a very happy holiday season.

Best regards,
Frantz R. (USA)

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Hi Gustavo,

Received the two student guitars. . . very nice, thank you very much. I can't wait to receive mine. When will it ship? I need to order two more student models exactly like the last two. It looks as though all my students will be playing Arias guitars, eventually. Let me know about shipment times etc.

Thanks again,

Reed Gilchrist (California, USA)

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Dear Gustavo:

I just had to write you to let you know that the sound of the guitar is GORGEOUS !!! It is warm, with fine sustain and projection . I played last night and just couldn't put the guitar down . I played until the early hours in the morning . Please let the luthier know that I want to thank him over and over for constructing such a wonderful instrument for me to play and enjoy.
My dear friend Gustavo, please let me know the exact measurements of the guitar. I want to buy another case for it . The SKB molded case that I have may be a little too small for the instrument to fit comfortably .I really need this information because I have rehearsals in New York City coming up shortly and must purchase a new case before then. Once again, I can't thank you enough for the fine quality instrument that I now own .

My very best regards and sincerest thanks,

Joseph Starr (New York, USA)

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Hello Gustavo,

I just want to tell you how happy I am with my beautiful guitar, which arrived this morning. It is a work of art, and the sound is absolutely wonderful. It was well worth waiting for!
It has been a pleasure doing business with classicalguitarra.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth J. (Vermont, U.S.A)

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Hello Gustavo,
I want to thank you again for the guitar. I have been playing it and it looks and plays beautifully. You produce very fine guitars. Please also extend my thanks to the luthier. He does excellent work.
I have some questions. Whose signatures are on the inside label of the guitar? Also, where can I find more information on the history of your company and the luthier's education/experience? I have been discussing my guitar with friends and with people online and I've found myself unable to answer some questions. Anything you can provide would be appreciated.
I look forward to a lifetime of enjoyment from my guitar. Should you require any testimonials in the future I would be more than happy to do so.
Good luck with your business!

Take care,

Ryan H. (USA)

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Good morning Gustavo,
The guitar has arrived this morning, the mail room went to the trouble to call me at 6AM so I could pick up the guitar. The two girls there were asking me questions about the shipping costs and the guitar costs, and the interesting container from Paraguay. One girl knew missionaries who worked in Paraguay. I was impressed with the shipping container, took me a while to figure out how to open it, got my kitchen knife and pliers. And then my wife and daughter were helping unwrap the foam, and WOW, the guitar was beautiful! The back and sides were awesome, the cedar top is super tonewood. Had to go to work, so played it a little bit, the bass is right, the trebles are bright and clear, the more I played the more I'm hearing come out. And the guitar willing responds in sound to the different ways I play. Wife and daughter said it sounds like a harp, imagine that, that's a wonderful thing. She's tired of my loud-mouthed raspy flamenco thing I made.

Thank you for the good deal you made for me, thanks to everyone there that made this a little adventure for us up here, and the luthier for his skills and efforts. People at work want me to bring it in. If things go as planned, third weekend this month, I may have some interesting news concerning this nice guitar when it meets a certain artist, I'll let you know if this goes well.

Sincerely,

Tom T. (USA)

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Gustavo,

A little news from Saturday. We attended a classical guitar concert and the Master class that evening. There I watched a few local guitarists play and and receive helps from the expert. As a last thing that night we brought the Palo Rosa guitar to her to play. She played the instrument, she liked the guitar wood, she thought it sounded different, an liked the sound. This was the artist I talked about, Ana Vidovic. I just thought you Would like to hear about. In her hands the guitar sounded beautiful.

Sincerely,
Tom T. (USA)

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Good Morning Mr Arias:

How are you and the family ? The guitar arrived in Palmdale on Friday. It is a beautiful guitar and it sounds great .

Thank You and Best Regards,

James S. (California, USA)

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Estimado Sr. Gustavo Arias:

Recibí la guitarra en perfectas condiciones el 19-6-2004. Le hice un seguimiento por Correos de España en http://www.correos.es/. La guitarra es bellísima, el acabado perfecto y el sonido increíble. Ahora se la voy a presentar al maestro Marcos Diaz (Conservatorio de Orense), y a mi primo, el profesor José Román González (Conservatorio de Vigo) , para que la prueben y la comparen con sus guitarras de concierto. Esto va a ser divertido para mí. Más adelante le contaré sobre sus impresiones y conclusiones. Pero creo que será dificil igualar (y mucho menos superar) el sonido de esta guitarra con nuevas cuerdas D'Addario ProArte.
Saludos cordiales

Antonio G. (Orense, España/Spain)
Indian Rosewood 1A Maestro Classical Guitar / Cedar Top

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Hi, Gustavo,

The guitar has arrived, and it's great! Very beautiful, and sounds beautiful too. And I love the case as well!
It's so amazing to play an instrument with the correct neck dimensions for my hand. I feel like I'll be able to make some real progress now. Thanks so much for working with me on the custom order.

Are there any special instructions regarding care and maintenance?

Thanks again for everything. I hope we have an opportunity to do business again in the future!

Sincerely,

Kathy S. (California, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I received the guitar. All I can say is "felicitaciones" .The instrument is MAGNIFICO!!!

As luck would have it, my colleague and the head of the guitar department at Nassau Community College is here to see me. He can't get over the beauty and sonority of the guitar!! I played it and the action is like butter under my hand. I want you to know that I will positively have Carlos Barbosa-Lima see and play the instrument when I visit Aryeh Eller in a few weeks. Barbosa-Lima usually calls him and when he does, Aryeh will arrange time for him to come to his house during my visit.

I will take a picture of the guitar and send it along with an audio to Ken Davidson at Acadia University in Canada.

I'm sure that you now know how ecstatic I am about the guitar. You are by far the most descent and reliable gentleman that I have come to know!! Please extend my felicitaciones to the luthier. He is truly a master guitar maker in every way. What is his name? I would like to thank him personally if he has an email address. I will also recommend him to all my friends to apprise their students about using this master luthier if and when they are ready to buy a concert quality instrument.

In closing, please accept my sincerest thanks for all that you have done to assure my complete satisfaction. I will never forget this. God bless you !
Thank and my very best regards,
Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)
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Hello Gustavo,

I want you to know that I am truly elated with the new guitar. I played it for friends and the feedback has been very positive. The guitar is not only a delight to play, but it is beautiful to look at. The action is light and extremely comfortable. The sound keeps getting better and better!

Gustavo, what more can I say. Please believe when I say that I want to thank you. Also, please give the builder my sincerest thanks. He is truly an exceptionally fine luthier.

Very truly,

Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)

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Dear Gustavo,

I played a concert of my music Friday night at the Town Hall in Flushing Queens. The audience response was very positive. The guitarists who attended were thrilled with the sound of the guitar.They earn their living teaching at Universities and private schools here in New York and asked for the name of your website which of course I gladly gave them. Hopefully, this will promote more business for you.

Once again, I want to thank you for the wonderful guitar that was constructed for me. Please be assured that I will do all that I can to spread a complimentary word about Classical Guitarra. More than that, the excellent quality of the guitar will do more than any words of praise can justify.

Many thanks to you and the luthier.

Very truly yours,

Joseph Starr (New York Classical Guitar Society, New York, USA)

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Estimado Sr. Gustavo:
Ya recibí la guitarra 1A Maestro de Palosanto del Brasil. Es maravillosa. Bella y sonora. Ahora me divierto comparándola con la otra guitarra 1A Maestro (Palosanto de la India) que le compré hace dos años. Las dos tienen un gran sonido, un sonido parecido. Pero la de Pasosanto del Brasil me gusta más por tener un sonido más dulce. Pronto se la llevaré a mi profesor Marcos Diaz del Conservatorio de Orense. Le mandaré sus comentarios.
Hasta la próxima.

Atentamente


Antonio Gonzalez


Orense
España

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Dear Gustavo:

The guitar arrived this afternoon and had a chance to play it a little bit. It is really a beautiful instrument!
I like the sound after comparing it with my old guitar (student model Alhambra 3C). This new guitar is more balanced. The bass is more rounded. It still needs to "open up" a little bit which will happen with time since this is a spruce top guitar.

Thank you,

Peter T. (Florida, USA)

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Dear Gustavo:

Last night I played the guitar for a long time. The more I played, the more I like it. It is hard to put it down.

Hope you have a nice day.
Peter T. (Florida, USA)

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Gustavo,

This is a lovely instrument, with a good quality pine table giving lots of projection and an even tone.
Thank you, I shall get a great deal of enjoyment from it.

Best wishes.

Richard S. (United Kingdom)

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Gustavo,
You are the man my friend. OUTSTANDING QUALITY AND APPEARANCE. Thank you very much for building me another great guitar. I appreciate your business and you are the Luthier of the future.

I could have never purchased a guitar of this quality and craftsmanship for the cost. This gutar will be with me for as long as God allows me to be here.

Thank you Gustavo, and God Bless you and your luthiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael

P.S. I will be ordering another guitar from you soon.

Michael D. (South Carolina, USA)
Classical 1A

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Hello Gustavo,

I just received the guitar this afternoon 30 minutes ago. Awesome guitarra! I haven't tuned it yet. Can't wait, but I have to. I am leaving my full-time job to play at a wedding and reception, later this afternoon. I will email back to you when I really get to play it. It is just absolutely beautiful! Thank you.

Take care,
Dan

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Hello Gustavo,

Thank you for the invoice. I put a tap plate on my new guitar and have started to play it. I didn't want to scratch it before the plate was on. It sounds and plays beautifully. Soon I will be performing with it. Now my musical friends want to order a custom guitar, after seeing and playing this one. Good-bye for now.

Thank you again,
Dan

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Hello Gustavo,

I performed last night (Friday) for the first time with my new guitar.
The guitar is fantastico! Many people working at this restaurant even noticed the sound quality! Thank you again.

Take care,
Dan V. (California, USA)
Flamenca Blanca 1A

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Greetings Gustavo,

Just wanted to give you an update on my guitar...all is good and guitar is absolutely perfect.
Also considering ordering a 2nd guitar from you. I'd be interested in a flamenco model nylon string, but with scalloped frets.
I don't see this option on your site and was wondering if you would be able to build a scalloped fretboard guitar for me.


Rich Kisson (USA)
Parlor Guitar

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Dear Sir Gustavo,

My heart is dancing for joy and I can't stop smiling. From the moment I held the guitar and began to play, I knew it was all I hoped it would be. The modifications to the neck and body let me play it with ease.
For the first time in my studies, playing is pure pleasure! I finally have a guitar that fits me and doesn't seem to aggravate old injuries.

Thank you so much for patiently listening to what I wanted and then making appropriate suggestions.

The sound is balanced and even and, according to my teacher, projects well--even with the modifications. We will leave the strings and action as is for a little while but will probably raise the string height a little and then change to the brand of strings I'm using now.

Please express my gratitude to the luthier who made this guitar! This is a day to celebrate!

Best Regards,
Eileen W. (USA)
Classical 1A Maestro

PS My teacher expressed interest in possibily carrying some of the guitars (retail) at the academy. :-)

Dear Gustavo,
This guitar is a joy to play! The changes made in the specifications match my hands and body perfectly. I no longer worry about further injuries and can concentrate on all things "musical". :-) One of the great joys I thought would never come is experimenting with different strings and different tensions. Originally, I thought I would have to use medium tension strings but have found brass wound hard tension bass strings and extra hard tension trebles give a wonderfully, BiG warm rich sound with minimal effort.

Will the extra hard tension strings injure the guitar in any way?

I am unsure if you used extra reinforcement on the neck due to the changes we made to my guitar's dimensions. The 640 scale requires less tension to bring the string to pitch but, D'Addario uses a smaller scale (648) to manufacture its strings than other companies. I thought it best to check. Please advise.

Thank you so much,
Eileen

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Hello Mr. Arias

I want to tell you I'm satisfied with your guitar , very easy to play , sound is really good, headmachine are soft and carefull, so even though is new, to play this guitar is a pleasure.
Mr Arias I thank you , I'll continue to visit your web site for some new flamenco guitar plan.

Best Regard and sorry for my english.

Gerardo G. (Italy)
Flamenco 1A

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Good Morning Gustavo,

Where to start. I didn't need medical care. It was very exciting to open the crate and see the guitar.

Gustavo I am a picky person when it comes to my own performance but especially about guitars. I am not easily impressed. You have impressed me. My little magician is a marvel you should be extremely proud of. I am proud to own it.

The exterior. It is beautiful. The wood working is flawless and the wood is superb. The luthier work is magic. It is very resonant, A lot of voice. The scale will take some getting use to but it wont be long and I will be all over it. The action may be a bit low for my preference. However I like a higher action than most, so for anyone else this would be perfect. Just a person preference. I may try a shim under the neck nut before I have a new saddle bridge cut. There are one maybe two luthiers up to the task in the Phoenix area.

The interior is beautiful too. A brush mark here and there showing in was made by a human and not a robot. When the case arrives I will have my friend take it over to his next lesson with Frank Kounce (ASU Guitar Department Chair) I would like him to see your work and I am proud to show it off. He better give it back.

I spent more combined hours playing your guitar yesterday than I have played over the last 15 years. I am over playing the instrument however if the action was slightly higher the guitar has more to give. (At least for me. Playing is so subjective). It has taken a long time to find a guitar to be close too. Thank you. With some tweaking and this beautiful thing will have a lot to say to me, and for me. Very nice depth when I find the sweet spot.

Gustavo for your info. The Larivee parlor case is a little short in the body length. So your case must be coming from another producer not that it matters one way or another. If the case is the same caliber as the guitar all will be great.

Gustavo thank you again for creating that something special to me. I have been searching for a long time.
If you have suggestions on the action, I will make sure it happens. Can you send me a shim? If so let me know the amount.

Strings. I assume these are light gauge or medium. Will the guitar take hight tension strings? Would you recommend that course?

Thanks so much.
My warmest regards to the luthier and tell him I will be thanking him every day for years to come I hope. It is a special guitar and a work of art. Thank you.

John Stucke-Jungemann
What a great guitar.
Arizona, Unites States
Parlor 1A

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Greetings Gustavo,
I just got my guitar last night and wanted to tell you how happy I am with it.
Everything was just as I specified. The scalloped fretboard was very skillfully done. I was up until 4AM playing it. This is my second guitar from you and I'm just as pleased as when I placed my first order with you.
I will continue to refer you to my friends. Your work and advice are both excellent and a great benefit to someone like me who is not as experienced with different woods and the tones they produce. I can't thank you enough.
Please feel free to use my comments. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.

Rich Kissoon (USA)
Classical 2A with Scalloped Fretboard

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Hello Mr Arias,

Thank you again for the magnificent guitar. All my friends have to say so many good things for the structure and the voice of her. I also want to say that I bought a microphone (cardiotic AKG 535C) and the bass of the guitar are very strong and the treble are ringing!

Anastasios K. (Greece)
Flamenca Blanca 1A

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Hello Gustavo,
I hope all is well for you. I am doing fine, just a quick note to thank you for everything. The guitar is everything I had hoped it would be & more! I can't stop playing it. I took it to my lesson this Tuesday & my teacher couldn't put it down, he just graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music & says that I made a great choice from all of the many fine guitars out there. I am amazed at the great tone & ease of playability & the stunning looks. All & all I just want to say that I am more than pleased with your beautiful instrument & it will be used with love for all of the years I have remaining (God willing) on this earth & then it will be passed down to my children or grandchildren. My 1 1/2 yr. old grandaughter loves all of my guitars also, so maybe she'll get it. Thanks again for all of your time & kindness in answering my questions, I have to get back to playing now & I'll talk to you again –
Gary P. (Ohio, USA)
Trebol 2A

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Dear Gustavo
I received the guitar in a timely fashion and I must say it's beautiful. I'll be sure to let as many people as possible know what a great job you guys do. Thank your luthiers for me and it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Cheers
Jeffrey S. (Taiwán)
Classical Trebol 2A

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Hi Gustavo;

Thank you very much for the 2 Saddles that you sent me.
I have installed them on your guitar and played with you guitar.
Man, your guitars are just Beautiful and the quality of the sound of your guitar is just lovely.
Thank you very much for all the help.

Best regards, Mario V.
Classical Indian Rosewood 1A

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Senor Gustavo, Gracias por la guitarra. Me gusta mucho la calidad y el sonido. Esperemos seguir haciendo negocios. Gracias.
Juan A. (California, USA)
Flamenco Brazilian Rosewood 1A

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Hello Gustavo,

I received the guitar on Friday! It is beautiful and the sound is magnificent. I can't hardly put it down
and I've taken every possible time to play it the last two days; indeed, I'm so happy and thrilled to play such an instrument. Thank you so very much for your help through-out the process, you made it so very easy. Please mark me off as a very happy and very satisfied customer.

Best regards,
Willie R. (California, USA)
Classical Brazilian Rosewood 1A Maestro

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Hello Gustavo,
Hope all is well with you. Just a quick note to tell you how much I LOVE the guitar. It is perfect in every way & it is sounding better every day. If only my playing could do it justice. My teacher loves it also & says he will recommend you to all of his students from now on. He is moving to California to study for his masters at USC, so hopefully you will get some more orders out of this. Thanks again for everything & keep up the great work!

Gary P. (Ohio, USA)
Trebol 2A

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Gustavo,
It just dawned on me that I never got a chance to let you know how much I'm enjoying the guitar, I haven't been able to put it down. Out of curiosity, how many guitars do you make in a year?

Alex Iverson
Flamenca Negra 1A – Indian Rosewood

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Hi Gustavo,
Our new guitar arrived safely yesterday and I must say, it is everything we had expected! Its sounds absolutely beautiful. It is so alive, so rich in tone quality. We haven't been able to find a guitar of that quality in any of the guitar stores around here.

Thank you so much! We are enjoying playing it.
Leslie and Mike Hitch (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Brazilian Rw 1A Maestro, Fiemme Spruce top

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Oi! Gustavo:

Recebí hoje pela manhã o violão, entregue em minha firma, via sedex. Como eu imaginava o violão é lindo, bem acabado, macio, som muito bonito, embora ainda esteja afinando (cordas soltas) Me reportarei outras vezes p/dar minha impressão. Parabéns Gustavo. vc é um mestre ! Parabenizo com vc e Elaine a presteza com q me atenderam.

Muito obrigado,
Eugênio C. (Paraná, Brasil)
Indian Rw 1A Maestro, Cedar top

Oi! Elaine:

Recebendo hoje o violão conforme vc.me avisou. Estou muito contente, pois o violão é lindo, macio, bem como eu imaginava. Me reportarei outras vezes, para comentar, por enquanto paranabenizo com vc e o luthier (de mão cheia) GUSTAVO ARIAS a presteza com q me atenderam.

Abraços,
Eugênio C. (Paraná, Brasil)
Indian Rw 1A Maestro, Cedar top

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Dear Gustavo,

Thank you for getting back to me. I was planning to write to you this afternoon anyway to tell you that I am falling in love with this guitar, the more I play it. With Savarez high-tension strings, it has a lovely sound, with a good amount of volume. The neck feels like it was custom-made for my hands, and the action is absolutely perfect for me. There is a very good balance between the basses and trebles, and a wonderful sustain. Everyone who has seen and heard it is very impressed with both the beauty and craftsmanship of the instrument, and the quality of the sound. Other than the problem with the saddle, which will soon be rectified, this guitar was perfect, my congratulations and thanks to the luthier!

I am now eagerly looking forward to the African Blackwood instrument's arrival.

With my best regards,
Michael G. (USA)
Brazilian Rw 1A Maestro, Fiemme Spruce top

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Hola Gustavo:

Tan solo confirmarte que he recibido la guitarra, el pasado día 10 en perfectas condiciones. El sonido es muy bueno y creo que con el transcurso de los días aún mejorará. Gracias por todo.

Un muy cordial saludo,
Joaquín Sánchez (Spain)

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Senhor Arias,

Estou satisfeito com a compra que fiz do violao classico produzido pelo senhor. E sem duvida o melhor violao que ja tive.

Saudacoes
Antonio Melo
Indian Rw 1A (AR), Spruce top

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Dear Gustavo,

The guitar arrived this morning, in perfect condition as far as I could tell. She is very beautiful, and I look forward to this evening when I will have some time to play.

I will write more later, but I wanted to let you know that she got here safely.

With my best regards,
Michael G.
Latticed Braced - African Blackwood, Italian Spruce top

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Gustavo,

The guitar arrived today - just a little while ago and it is soooo beautiful! Getting the strings settled in and tuned up now. I do have a couple of questions - first is, what is the little 3/8" indented place on the bridge under the third string? It's an interest question on my part. I've never seen it before and am interested. The second question is, is the string action as low as it can go and still retain the tone quality?

Thank you for everything - I'm really looking forward to playing it for a long, long time! This is a big thing for me. :-)

Take care,

Betsy G.
South Carolina, USA
Parlor 2A – Pau Ferro / Cedar top

Hi, Gustavo - I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of my new guitar. Everyone who has seen it has been amazed at its voice. I enjoyed corresponding with you and just wanted to thank you again and tell you how very much I love the guitar. And its such a beauty! Thank you again.

One question - do you know of a source for an appropriate case? I'm looking. I've found a couple but don't know. I thought you might have a source.

Sincerely,

Betsy G.
South Carolina, USA
Parlor 2A – Pau Ferro / Cedar top

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Dear Gustavo,

Received the guitar today Mon. the 12th. I had read a couple of negative reviews about your company after I had ordered from you, so I was a little concerned. After receiving the guitar and tuning it I must say I am very pleased with how it looks, feels and sounds. Plays much easier for me and my arthritic hands. I have zero complaints and nothing but praise for your work. Thank you very, very much. I will give you an update in a few months.
Thanks again from,

Pete Delozier
Redondo Beach, California, USA

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Hi Gustavo,

I received the parlor guitar yesterday. It's just what I wanted. Thank you again for the good service. On your 'historical' guitars, what is the build time? Who knows, I might buy one in the fall.

Regards,

Bruce Scout, USA
Parlor 1A - Indian Rw. / Spruce top

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Name: Adam Cantanhede Duarte
E_mail: adam.cantanhede@gmail.com
Country_and_City: São Luis - MA - Brasil

Questions_Comments_Suggestions: Comprei o violão de Jacarandá da índia 2A com o tampo de pinho, e me surpreendi com a facilidade que existe no instrumento pra se tocar. Além de ser muito bonito o instrumento é extremamente confortável e tudo isso por um preço excelente.
Se for pra comparar, tem muito violão por aí mais caro (que nem vale tudo isso) que é inferior ao Arias. Digo por experiência própria. Mais uma vez, obrigado Gustavo Arias pelo violão, pela paciência e por ceder a oportunidade de conhecer seu trabalho, parabéns e sucesso sempre.
Adam Cantanhede Duarte.

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Gustavo,
I wanted to drop you a note about the guitar. It is magnificent! How your builders get that kind of sweetness of tone and volume out of a little guitar is something I would never have believed without hearing it for myself. I stayed up until 2:00AM last night playing it! This morning, I played my 2 classicals (one is a European Spruce topped Hauser size, the other is Western Red Cedar topped Fleta sized, both Indian Rosewood back and sides). Both of these guitars were custom built for me by a builder here in the states, one in 1989, the other in 1991. I played both of them and the Parlor for my wife (she had her back turned!) and she picked out the Parlor as the best tone and volume, every time. My wife doesn't play, this test was simply what she thought sounded the best.

Again, thanks for everything and delivering a guitar that is FAR better than most anything I have come in contact with. I will be in touch.

Jimmy Bookout
Vintners Select Wine Company
520 Griffith Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28217
704 904-6182 (cell)
704 561-9497 (fax)
704 561-9496 (office)
jbookout@vintnersselectwines.com


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