Gear Reviews

Juan Montes Rodriguez 101 Etimoe reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the April issue of the magazine features a review of the 101 Etimoe classical guitar from Juan Montes Rodriguez. Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“The guitar is more than comfortable – despite not being a ¾ scale version, its light weight, good balance and build quality will be enjoyed by anyone who likes to start learning some classical playing.”

“J.M. Rodriguez 101 Etimoe’s fretboard, nut and bridge saddle are well-profiled. The strings are placed at the right distance from the fretboard, which provides for playing comfort. The sound itself is warm and loud; strong attack, dense tone and proper sustain are appreciated even by experienced guitarists – I have checked that!”

“Good quality of this guitar is visible in the perfect finish of the frets which provide soft supporting point for nylon strings with no fretbuzz (even on the highest frets), as well as in a comfortable neck and fretboard profile.”

Juan Montes Rodriguez 101 Etimoe


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.