Chinese made Castilla CS-30

Posted by Kath on Wed, 04/24/02 - 17:03:14.

I bought a small metal-string guitar, 3/4 size I think, at an antique store. It's sound is fine, but the body and case have some minor dings.

The label inside shows a dark haired gypsy-type lady playing a mandolin. It says "Castilla Guitars, quality musical instruments. Model no. CS-30, Made in China."

Can anyone tell me how old this guitar is, where I can find more about it, and what it might be worth? I like this little thing, and want to know more. Thanks a lot. Kath.



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Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

: I bought a small metal-string guitar, 3/4 size I think, at an antique store. It's sound is fine, but the body and case have some minor dings.

: The label inside shows a dark haired gypsy-type lady playing a mandolin. It says "Castilla Guitars, quality musical instruments. Model no. CS-30, Made in China."

: Can anyone tell me how old this guitar is, where I can find more about it, and what it might be worth? I like this little thing, and want to know more. Thanks a lot. Kath.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

yeah I have a CN-85 Castilla same picture. Also clueless wish I had some clues as to how much it is worth

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

i also have a Castilla Guitar, CN-80. a little different, but all the same. it has a nice sound, but sounds more like a harp than an actual acoustic. anybody have the same? i got it as a gift, and have no idea how much it is worth. anybody with any info please reply to this through this site. i would greatly appreciate it. thanks a bunch, macy

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

: I have a Castilla CS-78 which I purchased new around 1976 at a music shop in Maine. It is a full size acoustic and it does sound good. Not sure about the construction though and how it measures up to the name brands. I don't think I paid very much for it. ALso, this one was made in Korea, not China like the others I see here.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

I have an old, old Castilla, from my uncle. It's also made in Korea, and I cannot see the writing inside much - but I think it says CN-3N? I get some buzz, too, but it's a fantastic guitar.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

I have a Castilla CS-9S. Inside label reads made in Korea. I got it as a hand-me down back in the mid '80s, but I think it is much older than that.

I am always amazed at how good it sounds every time I pick it up. I keep it at my in-law's house so I have a guitar to play when we go to visit.

So it looks like no one can find any info on these instruments! I was hoping to find construction info. It appears to be solid wood, though I'm not sure what type.

Lets all keep each other posted!

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

mine is a cs-7s or cs-78 i cant read it very well, but its my dads, and it got pretty beat up while i was leaning to play on it, but i was looking at fixing it up. made in korea

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

We also have a Castilla Model CN-80 that we just bought. It is in great shape, just needs new strings. Would like to know value & year of manufacture. It was made in China, it says. Please email me if you find out anything. Thanks.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

i have a castilla that appears to be a copy of a gibson hummingbird..
it was my father's in the 70's, probably bought at a department store..
i've been told it's cheap, but it works for me.
also wish i knew more about it!

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

I own a Castilla cs70. hard to find info on. I bought it new in Chicago in 2001 for $85. Great guitar for the price, but I doubt any Castilla brand will price more than $100-$150. Hope you find this helpful.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

: I bought a small metal-string guitar, 3/4 size I think, at an antique store. It's sound is fine, but the body and case have some minor dings.

: The label inside shows a dark haired gypsy-type lady playing a mandolin. It says "Castilla Guitars, quality musical instruments. Model no. CS-30, Made in China."

: Can anyone tell me how old this guitar is, where I can find more about it, and what it might be worth? I like this little thing, and want to know more. Thanks a lot. Kath.

I bought a guitar just like this new two years ago for $120 and I see them on the web for as low as $89. It's a n amazingly good sounding guitar, I think the top is solid wood. I been looking to replace and see many guitars at $500 and up that don't sound as good. The actions not great and I'm starting to get a buzz on a few frets but I've gotten my money out of it.

Al.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

i also bought a guitar of this style but it is a cs-31 made in china and have searching to see if i can find what year it was made, but have come up with nothing, u find out any info on your guitar can u please pass the info on to me?

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

I have had a Castilla guitar since about 1974 and it still sounds great. The construction on these guitars is super. However, I am just now beginning to research and try and find out more about them. Will advies.

: I bought a small metal-string guitar, 3/4 size I think, at an antique store. It's sound is fine, but the body and case have some minor dings.

: The label inside shows a dark haired gypsy-type lady playing a mandolin. It says "Castilla Guitars, quality musical instruments. Model no. CS-30, Made in China."

: Can anyone tell me how old this guitar is, where I can find more about it, and what it might be worth? I like this little thing, and want to know more. Thanks a lot. Kath.

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V-10 label..Serial 3100, (3/4 size, Thin neck, Great sound) The Ventura label is obviously the real one. Know what gives? Thanks, Peter

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Castilla guitars were economical guitars manufactured in China in the 1970s for C. Bruno & Sons, a musical instrument distribution company owned by KMC Music, Incorporated. Most of the Castilla guitars featured nylon strings and basic, no-frills designs manufactured with inexpensive materials.

Re: Chinese made Castilla CS-30

: It used to be my dads and i just took it out so i could learn to play it. it looks fine but the guitar case looks somewhat worn but its good.
: It says "Castilla Guitars, quality musical instruments. Model no. CS-9, Made in China."

: Can anyone tell me how old this guitar is, where I can find more about it, and what it might be worth? I like this little thing, and want to know more. Thanks a lot. Kath.

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