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Choice of cutaway electro classical guitars

Wendy Partridge [in person] February 2010

(14th February 2010)

"You have so many more (cutaway electro classical) guitars to choose from than any of the major London stores I visited last month" (More...)

Manuel Rodriguez FF

Paul Trudgian, February 2010

(14th February 2010)

"I'm emailing to thank you for excellent service and for selling me a fantastic guitar. When I travelled up from Cornwall to try out some Flamenco guitars, you were very welcoming and allowed me to try out the instruments without ever trying to sway me in... (More...)

Paco Marin 380

Paul Jouanny (by phone) February 2010

(14th February 2010)

"The guitar arrived in perfect condition ... it has a really nice action ... good finish" (More...)

Gropp Concert Model in Spruce and Maple

Peter Sorton, February 2010

(14th February 2010)

"Feel free to publish the following on your website. Having recently bought a relatively expensive guitar unseen via the Internet [from another supplier] and been disappointed I was wary of making the same mistake twice. I need not have worried. I... (More...)

Esteve 12

Philip Aspinall, December 2009

(31st December 2009)

Just to let you know that the guitar [Esteve 12] arrived safely, have already had a play and it sounds great. Will allow the string to settle and let you know how i progress. (More...)

Bone Saddle

Masaki Mizutani, December 2009

(31st December 2009)

Thank you for sending me the rest of the package which I have just received in good order. Thank you also for going out of your way to include the bone saddle. (More...)

Yamaha NCX900R

Simon Taylor, December 2009

(31st December 2009)

The Yamaha [NCX900R] has arrived safely and I'm very pleased with it. It has a very neutral and even sound, and the pickup system is very natural. Thanks for all your help and great service (More...)

Yamaha NCX1200R

Lars van Casteren, Belgium, December 2009

(31st December 2009)

The guitar [Yamaha NCX1200R] arrived yesterday in excellent condition and itís everything I hoped it would be!The action is a fraction higher to what Iím used to, I havenít taken out the strip of rosewood just yet as the tone Iím getting now is really... (More...)

Aquila Gut and Silk Classical Guitar Strings

Matt Molloy 14/12/2009

(31st December 2009)

Many thanks for that. Looking forward to trying them [Aquila Gut and Silk Classical Guitar Strings] and thanks for the advice on using them (More...)

Yamaha NCX900FM

Stephen Woodman, November 2009

(30th November 2009)

thanks for your time and advice on saturday,the guitar [Yamaha NCX900FM] sounds fantastic, put the hanabach high tension strings on and it sings!plugged in it has the best natural sound i've ever heard. my long and frustrating search for a top quality... (More...)

Alhambra 5P CT E2

Roger Dalton, November 2009

(30th November 2009)

Just a short note to let you know how thrilled I am with my Alhambra [5P CT E2] guitar, particularly now that Iíve played it in a little. Itís everything that IĎd hoped for. Itíll take me some time to master the Fishman pre-amp, but Iím getting there.... (More...)

Esteve 9C/B

Mike Hall, November 2009

(30th November 2009)

Just wanted to give you an update on the Esteve 9C/B and bits and pieces that Trish and I came down to Devon to buy for my 50th Birthday present.We both really enjoyed coming down to meet with you and have the chance to play several different guitars... (More...)

Esteve 5F Flamenco Guitar

Jeff Dingman, California, October 2009

(31st October 2009)

I just want to say thanks for the guitar [ Esteve 5F Flamenco Guitar ], it is just exactly what I wanted and expected.And thanks for setting it up for me, it plays like a dream and I am just so happy with it. My life gets pretty hectic (such the delay in... (More...)

Liikanen Kantare I 62C 7/8 size

Clare, October 2009

(31st October 2009)

Nick, sorry Iíve been so late to respond. .. Iíve been busy working on this . . .The guitar [Liikanen Kantare I 62C 7/8 size] is fantastic.. . Huge beautiful sound. . Thank you very much.There was a... (More...)

Yamaha NTX900

Jim Leith, October 2009

(31st October 2009)

Just a wee note to say many thanks for your friendly advice and getting my guitar to Aberdeenshire exactly when you said you would.First class all the way.Having now played my Yamaha NTX900 for 2 hours I think we definately made the right choice. For... (More...)

Hanika 56PF

Les Tranter, October 2009

(31st October 2009)

I purchased a Hanika 56PF from you back in January. I would appreciate some advice on guitar care, particularly for the fingerboard. I use Planet Waves Shine periodically for the rest of the guitar but am reluctant to use this for fingerboard until... (More...)

Alhambra 9P

Davy Van Laere, Belgium, October 2009

(31st October 2009)

I've had the [Alhambra] 9P for a week now, and must say i'm really happy with it. Very nice craftsmanship and details, and the sound is much more full than my model C1! I tried recording myself with this guitar, and in the recording it is really obvious... (More...)

Esteve Elec

Andy Kirkham, October 2009,

(31st October 2009)

Just a note to say thanks for the Esteve (Elec] guitar which is shaping up pretty darn fine. I put some Savarez strings on and it started to shine even more. ... Once again many thanks for a great guitar (More...)

Jam 150 Acoustic Amplifier

Roger Dalton, 28/10/2009

(28th October 2009)

I received the amp [Jam 150] yesterday in perfect condition and working order. Iím very pleased with the lovely rich sound it makes with my Yamaha acoustic guitar. Many thanks, (More...)

Alhambra CS-3 CW A E5

Nigel Tuffs, 26/10/2009

(26th October 2009)

Many thanks for all your help and patience on Monday. I'm very pleased with the Alhambra [CS-3 CW A E5], it feels just right for the work I'm doing at present, so a job well done!I received the bung and bits 'n' pieces in the post so thanks for that... (More...)

Esteve 9C/B

John Clark 24/10/2009

(24th October 2009)

The guitar [Esteve 9C/B] arrived safely yesterday as promised ...What a beautiful instrument it is. Needless to say that I am highly delighted! I love the resonating bass and the sweet treble. This is a guitar that really responds to your playing,... (More...)

Alhambra CS-3 CW E5

Richard Melling 23/10/2009

(23rd October 2009)

Thank you very much for forwarding the guitar tuner - which successfullybeat the post strike and arrived today.Well done.Positive customer testimony to follow in about another 10 days. (Tied upwith other things at the moment). Still delighted with... (More...)

Liikanen A in Spruce and Indian rosewood

Tim Morse, California, 22/10/2009

(22nd October 2009)

The guitar [Liikanen A in spruce and Indian rosewood ] arrived today. I am over-joyed! ^.^I have been playing it all day. I think it's great.Thanks for everything. (More...)

Yamaha NTX1200

Rupert Lovell 16/10/2009

(16th October 2009)

Dear Nick and team Apologies it has taken awhile to come back to you but I confirm that the Yamaha NTX1200 was safely delivered bang on the next day (a couple of weeks ago) and I am chuffed to bits! Yamaha certainly do a professional presentation with... (More...)

Esteve 9 C/B

Mike Donovan (by phone) 16/10/2009

(16th October 2009)

[Esteve 9 C/B] arrived safe and sound ... tremendously thrilled ... very, very pleased ... appreciate all the guidance (More...)

Water Mill WG-310

Brian Steel 16/10/2009

(16th October 2009)

Hi,guitar [Water Mill WG-310] arrived today safe and well, Delivered faster than a Django solo!!!,plays just great ,loud sweet bright trebles and a fine bass ,should improve with me with time.your service is fantastic and i would certainly recommend you... (More...)

Alhambra case

Jef Grainger, 22/9/2009

(22nd September 2009)

Hi Nick, I just wanted to thank you for the Alhambra case, which just arrived, and is a perfect fit for my guitar. I'm really pleased with it. Fantastically packed, prompt delivery and still impressed with the lack of shipping charges. I would like to... (More...)

Liikanen L100C

Jane, 16/9/2009

(16th September 2009)

Thank you - the guitar [Liikanen L100C] has arrived! My son is delighted and will get toknow his new possession over the next few days. (More...)

Esteve 7CE

JJ Kind, Spain 15/09/2009

(15th September 2009)

Hi, Mr. Mahoney: the guitar, Esteve 7CE, has arrived to my home yesterday evening. The first feeling is very closely to the love at the first sight. Well, you know about the crazy relationship of musicians with their instruments; sometimes is almost... (More...)

Yamaha NCX1200R

Bob Jones 14/09/2009

(14th September 2009)

the Yamaha [NCX1200R] is great and sounds good both on its own and through my Bose amp. Thanks again for all your help. Best wishes (More...)

Blueridge BR 160 Historic

Martin Jones, 10/9/2009

(10th September 2009)

Dear Nicholas, I received my guitar, Blueridge BR 160 Historic the following day after order. I am extremely pleased with the purchase, the guitar is absolutely brilliant and faultless, your price was lower than seen anywhere else but more importantly you... (More...)

Ramirez E4

David Cox 30/8/2009

(30th August 2009)

My wife, Alison says that she always knows when I am playing the E4 because it sings"." (More...)

Pleasant transaction

Stephen Crofts, 13/8/2009

(13th August 2009)

Many thanks for the pleasant transaction (More...)


Michael Heads 13/8/2009

(13th August 2009)

Thanks for the guitar advice - very helpful (More...)

Hanika 60PC NAT

Bob Pryor, Midlothian, 29/07/2009 [by phone]

(29th July 2009)

The Hanika 60PC NAT "arrived safe and sound" is "perfect ... lovely ... absolutely spanking" ... "thanks for all your help" (More...)

Alhambra 4P

Jill Waterson 16/7/2009

(16th July 2009)

Just to let you know that my guitar [Alhambra 4P Classical Guitar Solid German Spruce soundboard] arrived safely today (Thursday). I am very pleased with it. Thank you. (More...)

Blueridge BR-341 Parlour Guitar

G A Cooney 15/7/2009

(15th July 2009)

The Guitar [Blueridge BR-341 Parlour Guitar] arrived safe and sound 12.30 hrs todayI am really pleased with it, it is all I could have hoped for at this price pointThe sound is really big for a small guitar, which is good as I intend to experement with... (More...)

Paco Marin - Guisama Model 380 Flamenco Guitar

Michael Wass 08/07/2009 (by phone)

(8th July 2009)

Absolutely superb... awesome ... in love with it [Paco Marin - Guisama Model 380 Flamenco Guitar] ... thanks for sterling service (More...)

Alhambra 6P

Mateusz Pitak, 08/07/2009

(8th July 2009)

The guitar [Alhambra 6P Spruce soundboard] has arrived safe and seems to be OK :). Sounds great and it is a really pleasure to play on it. I hope that it will sounds better and better within few weeks/months. I have other Raimundo guitar which is... (More...)


Emanuele, Italy, 08/07/2009

(8th July 2009)

The strings arrived in the morning, everithing it's ok!Thank you very much, (More...)

Alhambra 9P

RegardsDag Skarvang, Norway 08/07/2009

(8th July 2009)

I am now getting more used to the new guitar [Alhambra 9P Spruce soundboard] and I am very pleased with how it sounds. I really think I got good value for the money. I am using it in a concert on thursday, playing with a singer and a flute player. (More...)

Alhambra 9P

Rob Scragg 7/7/2009

(7th July 2009)

I've spent three weeks with the Alhambra 9P now and having played it quite a lot, I must admit I love it. I've been learning the classical guitar on a 36 year old Alhambra 1C for about 6 years now. The old 1C is a nice guitar but I can't believe the... (More...)

Paco Marin - Guisama Model 169 Cutaway Classical Electro Acoustic

Peter Courtney 6/07/2009

(6th July 2009)

The Paco Marin - Guisama Model 169 Cutaway Classical Electro Acoustic arrived on time (7am!) and in perfect order. Excellent packaging - thanks!The Paco Marin guitar ... has a rather mellow jazzy soft tone which is great ... just what I was looking for.I... (More...)


Michael Wass, 1/7/2009

(1st July 2009)

thanks again for the excellent service, certainly looking forward to receiving the guitar (More...)

Esteve 12

Dr Kieran McKenna, 01/07/2009

(1st July 2009)

Guitar [Esteve 12, cedar soundboard] has arrived safe and sound and very much in the time frame promised.Your eyesight must be better than mine as I could not find any flaw of any significance. The tone and playability of guitar are very suited to my... (More...)

Alhambra 7FC

Dr. Patrick Ross 30/6/2009

(30th June 2009)

My Alhambra 7FC and case arrived safely this afternoon as planned. I have to thank you for your advice over the last few months. I have to say that I was a little apprehensive to buy a guitar without playing it, but I trusted you and you delivered. My... (More...)

Paco Marin 380 Flamenco Guitar

Ritchie Jackson, Ireland, by phone 30/06/2009

(30th June 2009)

[The Paco Marin 380 Flamenco Gutiar] "has an excellent sound-per-pound ratio...thanks for a fantastic service" (More...)

Alhambra 4P left handed model

Wayne Oyston 25/06/2009

(25th June 2009)

Just had to email you to let you know how pleased I am with the Alhambra 4P [left handed model], it's truely a gorgeous instrument with an amazing tone, lovely, can't put it. My long time guitar tutor was also suitable impressed.Many thanks too for your... (More...)

Alhambra 9P

Cheryl Oxley, Australia 24/06/2009

(24th June 2009)

Just wanted to let you know that the guitar [Alhambra 9P] has arrived - very excited household here!!Thank you so very much for all of your assistance and support -it has arrived in less than a week, delivered to my door.My son will be the one to open it... (More...)

Alhambra 4PA

Helen McIntosh 24/06/2009

(24th June 2009)

Just to say thanks for sending the guitar [Alhambra 4PA spruce soundboard], my partner really likes it (More...)

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