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I have a small size La Mancha Rubi classical guitar (cedar top), with a short scale that is kinder to my finger joints.
I quite liked the way this one ended up, but I'm afraid I ran of steam very quickly and haven't played at the genre for a good few months.
Recorded onto a Zoom H4n Portable Recorder. A nice piece of value for money gear for acoustic recordings.
The La Mancha Rubi I have is just 530mm scale length - called "Half Size" - nearly 20% shorter than the standard.
The fretboard / nut is slightly narrow than standard at 48mm.
With a body size about 15-20% smaller for the various dimensions it's a very comfortable guitar to play.
With a full size classical guitar the combination of long scale, wide fretboard and a flat fretboard makes it an unpleasant experience for my left hand finger joints. It was playign a full sized classical guitar a lot that first triggered the joint pains.
The little La Mancha doesn't sound half bad as well.
£170 when I bought it, now £210 - and great value for money.
La Mancha are a German business by the way.
My old Suzuki Classical was a bit lacking in quality. Not bad, wormanlike, but not much pleasure to be had from playing it.
La Mancha seem to apply quality to even their cheaper guitars.
I noticed 18 LaMancha school guitars were given the title "Recommended Model 2017/2018" by the European Guitar Teachers Association.
A mixture of German development, Spanish design and Asian manufacturing that seems to work well.
" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"
Play in even a tuning like Csus2 and if it's minor scale then eventually there's a stopover in Spanish territory.
This little routine fell under the fingers today for some reason.
It's a shame that classical guitars are so tough on the left hand - flat wide fretboard and some horrendous stretches for notes. Off limits now.
Good memories are worth holding onto BB - I have memories of my father and classical music, but piano rather then guitar. I think it did create an interest in me for playing an instrument, and it made great listening too.