Due to the tropical climate in the Philippines (humidity, temperature) I started looking for a good quality jazz guitar with laminated construction up to $ 2,000. I have been following the offers of the better Koreans, Chinese and Japanese on various sites for quite some time. Below 2k, however, the supply was limited. Moreover, the shipping costs often turned out to be high because of the remote location here on the Philippines.
After visiting several sites worldwide, my eye fell on Conti Guitars. I noticed them on Facebook groups such as Archtop Guitars and Jazz Guitar. So I sent a message via email inquiring about the Entrada model, pretty soon I got a reply from Steve (Conti Support). This was followed by an extremely constructive exchange of emails with Steve, who was responding well to my ultimate priorities regarding the guitar, what you call personal attention. Robert Conti, also thanks for the personal message in the introductory video of my instrument, nice detail! This in combination with the communication with Steve and Mike shows involvement and feels good! Meanwhile, the blonde Conti Entrada has arrived in good condition. The first meeting feels good. Excellently finished guitar, all details are correct. Fantastic playability, good sound acoustically and amplified (tone rolled back approx. 80%). We’re going to have a lot of fun with this!
Loek Hagen – Agusan del Sur, Philippines
Proprietor, Uptown Garage Café and KTV Bar