I am looking for a good quality Spanish-made classical guitar. I've been wanting one for years; I love its sound and playing style.
I have been playing the acoustic steel-string guitar since 2001 (I own an Epiphone Hummingbird). I am a lifelong musician (piano since 1984 and self-taught violin since 2005). My favourite style of guitar playing is classical-style fingerpicking, especially arpeggios and PIMA fingering. I also like to experiment with my guitar playing (and write my own arrangements for guitar as well as for violin). I read standard music notation (not TAB), and I am classically trained in piano.
Right now I'm in London (until early June), then I will be (most likely) moving out to San Francisco in September to start my PhD in craniofacial embryology. So I am trying to decide whether to get one here in London in the short time I have left, or wait until I get to San Francisco, where I have more time (and maybe more money).
Does anyone here own a Spanish-made classical guitar, or any good-quality classical guitar? Who is the maker? Do you like yours? Any recommendations?
Where in San Francisco is a good music store specialising in guitars?