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Are Carlo Robelli guitars worth it?

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You could do much worse. In fact, some aren't bad at all. But, you could probably do much better for about the same cost. What did you have in mind?

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Couple hundred bucks??

 

Okay, about $200 budget. Are you just looking for a steel-string dreadnought to get started?

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Yamaha FG700S @ $199. Best bang for the buck. Nothing else comes close.

 

If you're thinking about a Carlo Robelli, then you must be near Sam Ash. You can try the Yamahas there, and they often have discount weekends that include Yamahas; otherwise, get them to throw in a nice Levy's EM20S gig bag.

 

While at Sam Ash, try the Washburn G20S @ $149. It's a very nice solid top for the money.

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Sold top? what does that mean?

 

And thanks for the help. I am near a Sam Ash. I heard that sometimes they give guitars away for free. Is that true?

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Sold top? what does that mean?


And thanks for the help. I am near a Sam Ash. I heard that sometimes they give guitars away for free. Is that true?

 

He said "solid" top....not "sold" top, It means the top is solid wood as opposed to plywood, or what is commonly referred to as "laminated".

 

For $200 I think you could do a lot better than a Carlo Robelli. I'd highly recommend the Yamaha FG700S.....you're not gonna find a better guitar for that price......trust me. And, I'm pretty sure you're going to have to pay for it. Sam Ash isn't in the habit of giving guitars away. It's called a "store". It's where you "buy" things....they want "money" for 'em!

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He said "solid" top....not "sold" top, It means the top is solid wood as opposed to plywood, or what is commonly referred to as "laminated".


For $200 I think you could do a lot better than a Carlo Robelli. I'd highly recommend the Yamaha FG700S.....you're not gonna find a better guitar for that price......trust me. And, I'm pretty sure you're going to have to pay for it. Sam Ash isn't in the habit of giving guitars away. It's called a "store". It's where you "buy" things....they want "money" for 'em!

 

Alright smarty. 'Sold' was a typo, thank you for the explanation, and I heard that they would do specials. That if you spend so much, then you get a free Carlo Robelli guitar. That's why I was curious about them.

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Robelli's are a house brand of Sam Ash. There are much better guitars for the money, in particular Yamaha's.

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Alright smarty. 'Sold' was a typo, thank you for the explanation, and I heard that they would do specials. That if you spend so much, then you get a free Carlo Robelli guitar. That's why I was curious about them.

 

Well.........scuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuze me. I thought you misread it. However, if you have to spend a lot to get a free Carlo Robelli, why not just buy a decent guitar to begin with??

 

BTW- welcome to the forum.....and, if you're gonna hang around here very long you might as well get used to some of the smart aleck comments. We do it all the time.....don't take it personal. Sorry if you were offended. Hang around....it'll get better.

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Well.........scuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuze me. I thought you misread it. However, if you have to spend a lot to get a free Carlo Robelli, why not just buy a decent guitar to begin with??


BTW- welcome to the forum.....and, if you're gonna hang around here very long you might as well get used to some of the smart aleck comments. We do it all the time.....don't take it personal. Sorry if you were offended. Hang around....
it'll get better
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He means you'll get used to it :wave:

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Note the date of the question you're addressing. It's not likely that the original poster is still waiting for answers since he posted this question in July of 2009.

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Well the guy DID say a couple hundred bucks. That thing is well into 4 figures.

And aren't gypsy jazz guitars typically steel string?

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They are indeed typically steel string. But WTH - I like nylon strings and isn't it a great git? HST I'd never buy it - far to expensive for me - I have a strict upper limit in force.

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I have the opportunity to get a Carlos rebelli 12 string acoustic for $125. Is this worth it? Never heard of this make. 

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Carlo Robelli is a Sam Ash house brand.  If you have played the guitar, and you like it, what is the issue?

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On 7/2/2009 at 9:23 PM, kimona said:

Yamaha FG700S @ $199. Best bang for the buck. Nothing else comes close.

 

If you're thinking about a Carlo Robelli, then you must be near Sam Ash. You can try the Yamahas there, and they often have discount weekends that include Yamahas; otherwise, get them to throw in a nice Levy's EM20S gig bag.

 

While at Sam Ash, try the Washburn G20S @ $149. It's a very nice solid top for the money.

I’d go so far as to say there really is very little reason to buy anything other than Yamaha until you get past the $500 price point. And probably a little past that as well. 

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I would look on craigslist, offerup, lettgo. I find really nice (guitars/case/extras) all the time for under $100. for young people to learn on. a person always needs to do their homework,

because there are always people  that are over priced, so do your homework, just look up, online,  name and model before purchaseing. If its gone there are always others.

The yamaha 700s, is a great guitar, i have 3 of them , ( TOO MANY), you will be very very happy. The thrift store in my area has a carlo-robelli for $25., 

Thank you, I am a guitar nut, and i love Washburn.

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Has Sam Ash changed over the years.  I use to go to the one in Hempstead, Long Island in the early to mid 60s.  A good friend of mine purchased a Fender Stratocaster there around 1964, or 65 while we were in high school.  They always seemed to have good stuff.  Never saw a "house brand" anything back then.  Use to buy my sheet music there.  Just interested in knowing what happened to them.  Thank you!

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