|Santana is one of the most popular guitar manufacturers in Scandinavia when it comes to well-built and reasonably priced guitars for beginning and well-trained musicians.
Santana guitars are developed and designed in Denmark, but are built in Spain at one of Spain's oldest, and most valued, guitar factories. Santana is created with an understanding of what the guitarist needs, and is subject to a very sharp quality control that ensures you get a well-functioning and well-sounding guitar for your money.
Santana Model 80CE belongs to Santana's El Clasico guitar series, which offers a range of high quality Spanish guitars. El Clasico is an obvious choice of classical guitar and excels with a large volume and rich sound that suits many styles. The combination of solid Canadian cedar on the deck and sapele on the bottom and sides, gives the guitar a present sound with a pleasant volume and a slight softness in the tone.
The microphone system is made by Fishman, and consists of a microphone, which is placed under the chair on the guitar, and a preamplifier, which is mounted in the side. For the El Clasico 80CE, Santana has chosen the professional Clásica III system, which delivers a naturally realistic amplified sound that is also quiet. On the preamplifier you have the option to adjust the sound via bass, midrange and treble controls as well as a phase inverter and a volume knob. In addition, the preamplifier has a built-in tuner so you can tune without dropping your guitar.