My experience with Guitars From Spain was excellent. Not only is the owner, Eduardo, very knowledgeable about guitars, but he is so enthusiastic about finding great instruments that it made the whole process a lot of fun. You can tell he is a musician with a passion for guitars (the sound, the wood, the maintenance), and that is always a big selling point for me. I happened to contact Eduardo about a flamenco guitar on his site right around the time he was leaving for Spain to procure some additional guitars. The one on his site had been sold, but he promised to find me another equally beautiful one while he was away. What he found surpassed my expectations. He even sent me videos from the workshop of the guitar maker (Prudencio Saez) in Spain and pictures of what he had found for me.
When the guitar finally arrived in the U.S., he made sure it had been properly set up, and he shipped it to me with a humidifier, extra strings, and a velvet cover to protect the body of the guitar. The box arrived a little dented, and I was worried before opening it, but I should have known he had sent me the perfect case as well. The guitar was completely protected and I absolutely love it. Considering the costs of shipping from Spain, plus Customs fees, plus all the extras (the set-up, a fantastic case, extra strings, a humidifier, and the cover), not to mention that Eduardo personally selects the guitars he sells and checks them thoroughly before shipping them to his customers, the prices are more than fair.
The best part is that I don’t feel like I have a mass-produced, cookie-cutter guitar, but something much more special and unique, and something that actually belongs to the tradition behind the Spanish music I’m playing.