Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I have a dilemma about which I'd appreciate advice from anyone with experience with Altamira guitars.
I've decided to buy an Altamira gypsy jazz guitar. I have read a few times that Altamira GJ guitars are fine once set up but leave the factory in rough shape and really require an initial set up. I'm in Ontario, Canada and was planning to buy from djangobooks which includes a setup
But I just discovered there IS a retailer in Ontario that has Altamira GJ guitars in stock within driving distance but the showroom is appointment only ... and there aren't any openings for a month plus. The shop apparently checks to make sure the guitars they sell don't have issues ... but doesn't seem like much more.
I had been thinking of getting an M model from djangobooks (with setup) vs getting an M10 from local retailer without setup. The latter would end up being a couple dollars more or less (considering shipping, conversion, taxes etc). Given this comparison, what would you recommend?