I love making and playing cypress guitars. Do you have any idea how the flamenco market compares to the classical? The only clue I have is from a British builder who says about six classicals to one flamenco is what he sells. He has made 200 instruments, so he’s got some experience.
Hi Brian, Flamenco guitars are much more difficult to sell. There is a huge market for flamenco guitars under $1800, but anything more than that is very difficult. At that price you would be making half of minimum wage.
Brian, one of my instruments is a 1998 Jose Oribe Gran Flamenco, German Spruce, flawless very old Spanish Cypress, 665mm scale, with machine heads. I can assure anyone , you can play any type of music on this instrument. IMO, cedar and cypress makea a better flamenco that spruce. I normally use a spruce and cocoblo 650mm classical. Believe it or not, I play much cleaner on the longer scale guitars.