Why Are Really Fine Guitars So Expensive And What Makes Pinol Guitars Better Than A Factory-Made Guitar or Ukulele?

Q. Why is a Mercedes, Lexus or a Rolls Royce automobile so expensive? A. The answer to our question may answer your question to us. Very fine workmanship and tone is very difficult to come by and requires a high degree of discipline on the part of the artisan/craftsman. It cannot be done inexpensively in a factory setting, although some do the very best they can. There are very few artisan/luthier/craftsman in the world that have the ability to achieve in a handmade custom guitar or ukulele, that extremely high standard of quality. This translates into the time, energy, expertise and materials expended over a considerable amount of time and labor to produce the true "labor of love." The value of the work of a Master artisan/craftsman/luthier must be appreciated accordingly. Going back to the automobile as an analogy: Those that cannot afford the higher priced automobiles will consider a lower priced one to be just as good for their purposes and those that can afford the higher price models will assert that there is no comparison. In like manner,buy the custom handmade guitar or ukulele that you can afford and be happy until you feel like it is not fun to play with anymore. It’s all a matter of attitude, opinion and budget. Consider this: Purchase any new automobile and in ten years consider yourself lucky if it is worth one tenth its purchase price. Those that have purchased Pinol Guitars custom artisan handmade ukuleles & guitars will realize a doubling or tripling in value in the near future. In our analogy expense is an attitude, or mind set when comparing a depreciating asset to one that appreciates like a Pinol Guitars. Our handmade guitars & ukuleles sound better as they age and so creating a gradually finer instrument. Q.What is the difference between Cocobolo Rosewood that Pinol Guitars builds their handmade custom guitars and ukuleles and Brazilian rosewood? A. Both of these species of wood are of the scientific name of dalbergia. Cocobolo Rosewood being dalbergia retusa: • DALBERGIA RETUSA (noun) Sense 1 Dalbergia retusa Meaning: A valuable timber tree of tropical South America Classified under: Nouns denoting plants Synonyms: Cocobolo; Dalbergia retusa Hypernyms ("Dalbergia retusa" is a kind of...): Tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms) Meronyms (substance of "Dalbergia retusa"): Granadilla wood (dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets) Holonyms ("Dalbergia retusa" is a member of...): Dalbergia; genus Dalbergia (large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers) and Brazilian rosewood being dalbergia nigra: • DALBERGIA NIGRA (noun) Sense 1 Dalbergia nigra Meaning: An important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black Classified under: Nouns denoting plants Synonyms: Brazilian rosewood; caviuna wood; Dalbergia nigra; jacaranda Hypernyms ("Dalbergia nigra" is a kind of...): rosewood; rosewood tree (any of those hardwood trees of the genus Dalbergia that yield rosewood--valuable cabinet woods of a dark red or purplish color streaked and variegated with black) Holonyms ("Dalbergia nigra" is a member of...): Dalbergia; genus Dalbergia (large genus of tropical trees having pinnate leaves and paniculate flowers and cultivated commercially for their dramatically grained and colored timbers). Brazilian rosewood & Cocobolo Rosewood has been used on instruments for more than a century. We have been building with Cocobolo for 80 years www.pinolguitars.com and find it every bit as good acoustically as the Brazilian variety. It is a little heavier in weight but it can be thinned to bring its weight in line. Thinning is not a problem since the wood is quite stronger and less problematic than Brazilian rosewood. In the hands of a Master artisan/luthier/Craftsman like the one's at our Pinol Guitars practicing good techniques and procedures, its beauty is unsurpassed. Q. How long does it take to make a Pinol Guitars Instrument? A. Pinol Guitars are made in batches of anywhere from 8 to 17 per/month. Components are made and cured several years in advance. We also build a lot of custom handmade professional ukuleles and guitars for many musicians all over the world. Please contact us at: pinolguitars@gmail.com for any questions regarding our custom artisan handmade ukulele or guitar. Or you can also visit our online store at : www.pinolguitars.com

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