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Old 08-08-2010, 08:56 AM
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I've searched for a few pictures and the stamps look different. Could someone please give me some advice?







And here's another Morris one, just in case someone knows about them.

Could someone please judge the value of both of these guitars? Thank you.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:56 AM
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It would be very difficult to judge the value of these two guitars, but they look like very inexpensive factory made guitars. The "Romanillos" guitar was probably meant to fool people with little or no knowledge of guitars into thinking it's the real deal. Jose Romanillos built guitars in England. From the pictures it's very hard to tell anything about the guitar other than that they were made in factories. I cannot see if the wood is laminated or solid. which would affect the value slightly. I would say they are worth no more than a couple of hundred of dollars(Perhaps even less). Just my opinion
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:28 AM
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I don’t really think this is a place to ask about (a low-class instrument called) steel guitar!
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:58 PM
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there could be a luthier in barcelona named romanillos. the fact that the first name, jose, was not used might lead me to think the guitar was not meant to fool anyone-- a good con job would have used jose and possibly england on the label.

as to the other guitar: i personally would stay away from any guitar that has a tattoo of a demon on the top. somehow i cannot see a japanese guy taking a wood burning tool to a guitar--or possibly he found out he was being fired and did the tattoo as his swan song.
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Thank you. You sound very rational for the Romanillos part.

However, the tatoo thing was added on later I think, because the seller told me that it has been removed.
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You may want to contact Shery-Brener in Chicago.
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Pepe, assuming Sherry is coherent these days--the last time I talked with him some 5 years ago he was "out there" and then some--I bet he would tell JieXian to forget that Romanillos crap and plunk down thousands of dollars for a Japanese made "Spanish guitar" or even more thousands of dollars to buy "the guitar Segovia played while in Chicago". It is a bummer that before I left Chicago a few weeks ago to move back to Boston I did not make a trip to see Sherry. Our last conversation had Sherry ranting about kids using their guitar lesson money for drugs and parents using guitar buying money to gamble. It was quite amuzing.
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You may want to contact Shery-Brener in Chicago.
Ha! Good one!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:52 AM
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e.. what is this Sherry thing about?
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