Classical Guitars PLUS

flamenco, cutaway and electro-nylon string,
small-size and left-handed classical guitars
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Customers write...

"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 spent some considerable time talking to Nick. A man with great patience who did not try and pressure me in to buying a particular instrument. I wanted a second guitar to play during lunch at work.

After much debate I decided on the Gropp in maple. Ordered by phone in the morning, with a confirmation email received in five minutes! The instrument arrived in Cumbria at 8.45 am the following day. Carefully packed and with other goodies to tempt me.

A truly lovely instrument. Understated with an easy action. Made with obvious care and passion.

Thank you. Faultless service"
Peter Sorton, February 2010

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"The guitar [Paco Marin 380] arrived in perfect condition ... it has a really nice action ... good finish
Paul Jouanny (by phone) February 2010

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"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 order to make a sale. I was also very happy that you were able to arrange next day delivery when I phoned upon arriving home to buy the guitar. As for the guitar, I am absolutely delighted with it. Of all the guitars I tried in your studio, the Manuel Rodriguez FF stood out to me as sounding the most flamenco, with clear basses and a nice growl. I am very glad you suggested I try it out, before visiting I had discounted it as being in excess of my budget, it was well worth stretching to an extra £100. Since its delivery I have barely put the guitar down, it has inspired me to practice so much that in 3 weeks I have already worn out 2 sets of bass strings.
Thank you again for your great service. Regards" Paul Trudgian, February 2010

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"You have so many more (cutaway electro classical) guitars to choose from than any of the major London stores I visited last month"
Wendy Partridge in person February 2010

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"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."
Philip Aspinall, December 2009

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"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."
Masaki Mizutani, December 2009

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"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"
Simon Taylor, December 2009

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"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 what I was looking for, probably also due to the bone saddle change you did. The amplified sound itself is very much what I wanted; no attack harshness or drops/pops in volume across the whole neck, just a nice balanced overall tone that when amplified sounds exactly like the acoustic tone. I havenít checked out many other type of elements, and Iím really used to an under saddle pickup but with this guitar the taps/percussion on the soundboard really get amplified perfectly, not changed or distorted, it just amplifies the acoustic sound perfectly! Thanks for the excellent service and the reviews I will enter on the net will mention the superb service I got from your shop! Happy holidays!"
Lars van Casteren, Belgium, December 2009

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"Many thanks for that. Looking forward to trying them [Aquila Gut and Silk Classical Guitar Strings] and thanks for the advice on using them"
Matt Molloy 14/12/2009

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"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 high volume nylon string sound is finally over! the tap-plate went on great aswell, thanks again for your friendly service. all the best,"
Stephen Woodman, November 2009

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"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. The strap button was perfect Ė thank you very much for fitting it exactly as IĎd asked. All-in-all a very enjoyable purchase, with excellent communication throughout. I wonít hesitate to recommend your online store whenever the opportunity arises."
Roger Dalton, November 2009

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"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 before settling on the first one I played ! Since the big day on October 29th I have played the guitar everyday and am really enjoying it. I have grown my nails and the strings have settled down so that there is less tuning and more playing each time I sit down with the instrument. Humidity and temp are fine and I have not had to use the humidifier. I have learnt several short classical pieces as well as continuing with the finger picking pieces from my steel strung guitar repertoire. I think all these pieces sound far better suited to the classical guitar, the bass weight and quality is great and the clear trebles really bring out the melody lines. "
Mike Hall, November 2009

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"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 sending you this e-mail) and banging out a flamenco tune is therapy for me, haha. Anyway, thanks so much, your service is tremendous, shipping was fast, right to my door, no issues. have a great day,"
Jeff Dingman, California, October 2009

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"Nick, sorry Iíve been so late to respond. .. Iíve been busy working on this http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/NoChildDetention . . . The guitar [Liikanen Kantare I 62C 7/8 size] is fantastic.. . Huge beautiful sound. . Thank you very much. There was a problem with delivery. . . we hared up the motorway almost to scotland and picked it up ourselves. . . And the guitar is great. I think I prefer it to mine, All good wishes,"
Clare, October 2009
Great if y felt inclined to sign our petition: petitions.number10.gov.uk/NoChildDetention

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"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 anyone like me moving over to classical from accoustic, requiring a smaller neck width for smaller hands this one is perfect. If any of your clients need convincing I'm quite happy to get an email to give my support. Once again Nick, thanks. Best Wishes"
Jim Leith, October 2009

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"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 advised. I do have Planet Waves Lemon Oil which I purchased specifically for this task but, again, commonsense tells me to hold back until you reply. I have been very happy with my choice of guitar and although my lessons do stretch me (to breaking point at times!) I do get a lot of enjoyment from my music-making. Regards"
Les Tranter, October 2009

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"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 how full the sound is. It is harder to play than my model C1 because of the super-high tension strings (i always used medium tension on the C1), but i've spent a week trying to get used to them, and now decided to use regular high-tension strings the next time a string replacement is needed."
Davy Van Laere, Belgium, October 2009

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"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,"
Roger Dalton, 28/10/2009

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"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, providing a myriad of rich and mellow tones, and I am sure there is far more for me to discover yet. Your choice of string height was perfect - the action could not be better and will help me greatly in the transition from steel to nylon. I am already finding the Esteve easier to play than my steel strung guitars. Being a newcomer to the world of classical guitars, I cannot thank you enough for the time and trouble which you took in dealing with my enquiry and for the sound advice which you gave to me. I never thought that I would buy another guitar without trying it first but I needn't have worried. From the information which I gave to you over the telephone, you have provided me with a guitar which suits me perfectly and I know that it will provide many hours of pleasure for years to come. Thank you once again. Regards. "
John Clark 24/10/2009

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"Many thanks for all your help and patience on Monday. I'm very pleased with the Alahambra [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 also. Good luck with the business and I will not hesitate to recommend you. Best wishes for the future"
Nigel Tuffs, 26/10/2009

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"Thank you very much for forwarding the guitar tuner - which successfully beat the post strike and arrived today. Well done. Positive customer testimony to follow in about another 10 days. (Tied up with other things at the moment). Still delighted with Alhambra [CS-3 CW E5]."
Richard Melling 23/10/2009

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"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."
Tim Morse, California, 22/10/2009

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"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"
Andy Kirkham, October 2009, myspace.com/andykirkham

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"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 qualiity case and accesseories and the guitar looks and feels superb and sounds great through my AER C60! Thanks so much for your patience with all my intermittent queries over the last few months. Have really appreciated all your tips and advice and look forward to maybe chatting again in due course. Would still love to visit if I can persuade the family to do a road trip to Devon. In the meantime will continue to enjoy dipping into your excellent website. Thanks again "
Rupert Lovell 16/10/2009

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"[Esteve 9 C/B] arrived safe and sound ... tremendously thrilled ... very, very pleased ... appreciate all the guidance"
Mike Donovan (by phone) 16/10/2009

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"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 to anyone.100% happy cheers Kind Regards"
Brian Steel 16/10/2009

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"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 thank you for your excellent customer service; really helpful and with great attention to detail. Thanks in particular for taking the time to measure up the guitar thoroughly to ensure it would be a good fit, which is something few people would have taken the time to do, especially for a comparatively low-value purchase. Things like that make my day. Next time i'm in the market for a classical guitar, i'll definitely be down your way! Very best,"
Jef Grainger, 22/9/2009

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"Thank you - the guitar [Liikanen L100C] has arrived! My son is delighted and will get to know his new possession over the next few days."
Jane, 16/9/2009

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"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 sickly. I feel the sound of the Esteve 7CE guitar very sweet and warm, although, of course, the guitar must break it to give its sound, its mellow voice. This spanish is not my first spanish guitar,of course, it´s my fourth exactly but it´s in another superior level close to my Fender Stratocaster from ´79 and my telecaster´s 87 and my Lag acoustic. I´m very happy to deal with you, my intution was absolutely real about "classical guitars plus" ´cause you´re talking the musical language from the heart. Many thanks and I hope to play some good music with this guitar (and my others too, well) and you´ll be guilty mainly of this. I promise to send you a cd copy of my next cd new release. I really appreciate your work, thanks again. Best regards from Spain.
Pd.- The package was really safe and the hiscox case is absolutely strong and light twice, that it´s a good thing to carry the guitar in gigs. Wow!"
JJ Kind, Spain 15/09/2009

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"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 were able to get one when everywhere else was out of stock. It was packed superbly and all contact yourselves was prompt, friendly and honest. I would use again and recommend yourselves to anyone without hesitation, a perfect internet transaction. Many thanks,"
Martin Jones, 10/9/2009

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"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" Bob Jones 14/09/2009

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"My wife, Alison says that she always knows when I am playing the E4 because it "sings"." David Cox 30/8/2009

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"Many thanks for the pleasant transaction"
Stephen Crofts, 13/8/2009

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"Thanks for the guitar advice Ė very helpful"
Michael Heads 13/8/2009

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The Hanika 60PC NAT "arrived safe and sound"...it is "perfect ... lovely ... absolutely spanking" ... "thanks for all your help"
[by phone] Bob Pryor, Midlothian, 29/07/2009

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"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. "
Jill Waterson 16/7/2009

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"The Guitar [Blueridge BR-341 Parlour Guitar] arrived safe and sound 12.30 hrs today I am really pleased with it, it is all I could have hoped for at this price point The sound is really big for a small guitar, which is good as I intend to experement with some lighter (less bright ) strings.Martin silk and steel to start with. Thanks for a first rate buying experience Regards Gerard "
G A Cooney 15/7/2009

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"Absolutely superb... awesome ... in love with it [Paco Marin - Guisama Model 380 Flamenco Guitar] ... thanks for sterling service"
Michael Wass 08/07/2009 (by phone)

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"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 relatively easy to play and I was using it in the past to learn but does not have such distinctive, deep sound as this Alhambra 6P guitar. Thank you once again for really quick and professional service. "
Best wishes, Mateusz Pitak, 08/07/2009

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"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 difference in sound between the two. The 9P feels lot nicer to play once you get used to the need for a much more positive and precise technique. The sound is so full, clear and bright whilst the volume and sustain is amazing. I'd tried the same model elsewhere before I ordered this one from you, but to hear it in my own home makes it sound even more pleasing. The action is nicely set and the overall feel of the guitar is superb. I spent quite a while searching for the best deal on this guitar and feel that I have certainly found that with you. Thank you. I look forward to many years of pleasure from this purchase and will not hesitate to return to your website for any future for the guitar. I have just one favour to ask. Could you possibly tell me what strings Alhambra use so I have a starting point when I need some new strings? I have a feeling I might need more than the usual D'Addario EJ45 strings for this guitar. Once again, thank you for your friendly, efficient and reliable service. I look forward to dealing with you again in the future."
Yours sincerely, Rob Scragg 7/7/2009

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"The strings arrived in the morning, everithing it's ok! Thank you very much, "
Emanuele, Italy, 08/07/2009

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"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."
Regards Dag Skarvang, Norway 08/07/2009

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"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 would like to say a big thank to you for spending the time and sharing your knowledge and experience with me when helping me choose a guitar."
Peter Courtney 6/07/2009

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"thanks again for the excellent service, certainly looking forward to receiving the guitar"
Michael Wass, 1/7/2009

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"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 style. I found your customer service excellent and your integrity regarding the Alhambra issue [the last Alhambra 9P in stock had been promised to another customer] to be commendable. I would have no doubts about using your company again in the future and would be happy to recommend to anyone lese considering this. Overall, highly delighted. One downpoint is my cats have decided the case is an excellent place to sleep when empty "
Dr Kieran McKenna, 01/07/2009

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"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 guitar arrived in perfect condition. Its tone is consistent up and down each fret on all strings, something I did worry about having tried several more expensive flamencas locally which had tone problems around the 7th/8th fret. I'm over the moon with this guitar and I'm looking forward to hearing it develop its sound over the next few months. Yours sincerely "
Dr. Patrick Ross 30/6/2009
And later a PS by phone: "Breathtaking ... tremendous ... genuine Flamenco sound.

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[The Paco Marin 380 Flamenco Gutiar] "has an excellent sound-per-pound ratio...thanks for a fantastic service"
Ritchie Jackson, Ireland, by phone 30/06/2009

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"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 prompt service, great!"
Your sincerely, Wayne Oyston 25/06/2009

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"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 when he comes home from school today- He will be practicing non-stop for days I'm sure...
[and the next day]
He loves it thank you!! Much richer tone than his previous old guitar that's for sure - he's in playing it now!! "
Thank you very much!! Cheryl Oxley, Australia 24/06/2009

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"Just to say thanks for sending the guitar [Alhambra 4PA spruce soundboard], my partner really likes it"
Helen McIntosh 24/06/2009

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"The guitar [Blueridge Historic Series Dreadnought BR-160] arrived, it is very beautiful and seems flawless, thank you..."
Matteo, Rome 22/06/2009

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"I just want to inform you that my guitar [Alhambra 9PA with spruce soundboard] has arrived. Everything is in perfect order, and I am very pleased with the sound after the first few hours of playing. The overall setup is very good, I like the action as it feels comfortable to play and there is room for power. I really look forward to see how it develops. And I'd like to add that there is a special thrill about the look and smell of a new guitar. Thank you very much for great service"
Regards Dag Skarvang, Norway, 20/6/2009

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"Thanks for the time you gave me to try your guitars, it really helped me to find the right instrument. The chosen Hanika 59sf has turned out to be even better than I initially thought. It is bright and responsive over the entire fret board and a delight to play, I am now getting to appreciate it to the full without the distraction of so many other lovely guitars. Thanks once again and regards"
Stephen Ivory 19/6/2009

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"It just arrived. Perfect!! [Blueridge Historic Series "OOO" Guitar BR-163]"
Björn Hansson, Sweden, 19/6/2009

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"The [Liikanen] Kantare I500C guitar arrived safely yesterday. It's a lovely instrument and I'm glad I've bought it on special offer as those tiny finish imperfection don't matter at all. I am going to keep the original strings for a while and I'll let you know what I think of Aquila Nylgut strings when I try them later.
Best regards, Ewaryst Izewski, Austria, 17/6/2009

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"Hi. Just to let you know that the Alhambra 9P has arrived safely ... Thank you for the fast, efficient, and extremely friendly srevice. I'll have no psoblem recommending your site to other people. I'll have a play on the guitar this evening and let you know how I go on. Can't wait!!! Thanks again. Regards,"
Rob Scragg, 16/6/2009

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"Thank you. At last an informative website with lots of technical data for each guitar, and a wide range of instruments - brilliant!"
Matt Price, 11/6/2009

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"Just a small mail to tell you how happy I am with my guitar [Alhambra CS-3 CW A E5]. A good guitar makes a lot of difference and I have now a lot of work to catch up Thank you again for your good advices and service. By the way, am not going to change the saddle, you were right, is just a question of getting used to nylon guitars."
Marc PARINGAUX, France 11/6/2009

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"I received the guitar [Hanika 1aP] just after I got home from work and haven't really put it down since then. It is every bit as wonderful as you described so I'm afraid I won't be sending it back. I also wanted to say a big thank you for all your advice at the beginning of this transaction. The extra effort that you put in has enabled me to buy the perfect guitar and if anybody is concerned about buying from you by mail order, please give them my e-mail address and I will explain to them how easy you make it. I have just got time for another little session before bed so thanks again and I hope that your business goes from strength to strength. Best wishes,"
Michael Munns, 10/6/2009

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"... the [Hanika AF52] guitar is beautiful. Lovely action. The only thing you were wrong on Nick was to advise me to give it 2 weeks before gigging. I received it 10 a.m. Friday and I was gigging 8 p.m. Friday. I couldn't handle doing another gig with my old "tree trunk". The gig went very well and other band members remarked on the depth and clarity of the AF 52. So many thanks and give my thanks also to Herr Hanika himself. Kindest regards,"
Richard Zahler 10/6/2009

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"Thanks so much for all that info Nicholas! I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to get all those measurements. It appears that you guys know how to do classical guitars. Most other shops I inquired with didn't seem to understand that these minor measurements are important and a large factor to a buyer. Well I will definitely consider you for my guitar purchase. Thank you again,"
Josh Amstone, 28/5/2009

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"Since I received my new prudencio 22 (Paco Marin 380) flamenco guitar ive re-captured my enthusiasim for playing. Not only does it look good it sounds even better, my compases and falsetas are now a pleasure to play! the service was excellent and thanks again for your help on deciding which model to choose.The guitar itself has that "flamenco" sound ive been looking for, plus well within my price range so thanks again."
Stephen Gillick 11/2/2009

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"Just to say that I received the case [Hiscox Liteflite Pro-II Medium] and thanks for the excellent service! I still don't have the guitar so that's a first! regards" Paul Tiernan, France, 29/1/2009

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"I really appreciate your time and information! Thank you very much!" Paul Shilton, 28/1/2009

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"Hello, Before Christmas I ordered an Alhambra 4P Classcial and have loved playing it ever since. Also, the customer service after purchasing it was next to none; was really nice to have a personal conversation!" Andrew Hosker, 27/1/2009

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"I was going to wait another few days before writing back to see how the sound settled in after a few days of continuous playing, but it's received pretty much continuous playing since i got it so here we go.

On first impression, what struck me straight away about the instrument was its power and clarity, you could hear every note and the sheer volume you could get out of this instrument terrified me. The action was perfect, it wasn't too high, but more importantly, it wasn't too low either.

After playing it for a few days, the attention to detail in this instrument really started to stun me. I found myself going slightly out of tune because i had tried to "correct" the tuning of the D string. The compensated nut and staggered bridge had given even the D string perfect intonation up to the high frets. The slightly wider neck really showed its use when doing awkward pull-offs on the high E-string.

This is all before even mentioning the sound. Often a powerful bass can have an overpowering effect on the trebles, but they remained clear even at a high volume. I had read that the clarity associated with the Lens Resonance System makes it very suitable for baroque music, but less so for romantic music. However, I found that this was not necessarily true. The clarity of course lent itself tremendously to any Bach at all, but the tonal and dynamic range possible on this instrument made it perfect for romantic music. Play anything high up on the guitar sul tasto and it really sings. A truly exceptional instrument.

Oh, and the tuners are great, and I presume I'll find the 12-hole tie block really useful when I put on new strings. The only thing that could make it any sweeter was the customer service i got from you and Claire. Thanks for everything. I might send a few recordings of the sound when I get a chance.

On the subject of Ramirez, I'm still waiting for the letter to be delivered to Thomann, but if things don't go well, any help would be really appreciated. I really appreciate the offer, and will keep you updated" Philip Lawson, 23/1/2009

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"I just wanted to thank you for your help in choosing such a splendid guitar! I'm very pleased with my purchase, and can't put it down!" Quiller Brooke, 23/1/2009

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"...great service and price thanks" Tim Smith, Ipswich, 23/1/2009

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"Further to my email of last Friday just a quick note to advise the guitar was opened and found to have arrived in perfect condition. Our son is thrilled with the instrument and it is apparent to our untrained ears that the tone of the instrument is very fine and a significant step up from his old Yamaha. It has even resulted in him undertaking unprompted practice, something which we havenít witnessed in quite a while! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance throughout the transaction. Your prompt and informative replies to my emails were of utmost help in deciding to proceed with the purchase with confidence." Mark Tigwell, Canberra, 21/1/2009

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"I received my guitar strings yesterday, manday 16th. I think that everything went well and without delay or complications. I am very satisfied with your services and will certainly purchase some more articles from your shop. Thank you" Bernard Wilt, France, 20/1/2009

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"I am glad to say that I placed my order with your company. I found you and your staff to be very polite and professional. Your enthusiasm Nick was contagious. I couldn't resist buying the 7P after talking with you. I will say however, do not worry about adjusting the action as I would prefer to get to know the guitar first. I very much look forward to receiving the 7P. Thank you for your service." Robert Holly, Dorset, 18/1/2009

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"The Prudencio Saez has arrived safely...not a scratch or a bump. Looks stunning and first impressions on the tone and feel are excellent....only played it for an hour. I need to spend several hours messing about with the amplified sound to get the right combination.....but it plays beautifully, the ebony fingerboard is great. The acoustic sound is just what I was looking for....warm and bright with sustain. Could you recommend some strings for this guitar as I generally use high tension Augustine Blues or Blacks on my old classical guitar. The Saez is a much brighter sounding instrument so I probably need some strings to highlight the bottom end. I'll email again when the strings have settled in again with a more informed comment. Thank you for a great service. very caring and personal. I shall certainly recommend you to friends and collegues." Andre Pysanczyn, 16/1/2009

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"Many thanks for your prompt response. I didn't expect it to be delivered this fast, that is impressive! So I think I'll have some talks with the logistics people at my company :-)!" Marten Eijkman, Netherlands, 12/1/2009

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"Thanks for sending the strings so promptly; they arrived this morning. Thanks also for taking the time to answer my questions by phone. I'm really glad I found your website. Sadly, local music shops (several of them!) just don't have the in-depth specialist knowledge that you have, and which I appreciate having access to. Yours is a friendly, professional, reliable service. Thanks again" Richard King-Li, Southampton, 10/1/2009

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"Thanks for your level of concern re my Alhambra purchase. I did in fact pick it up myself from the UPS depot last night. Most importantly I'm very pleased with the guitar. I can see no visible sign of the repaired damage that led to the price reduction, the sound and playability are much superior to other classical guitars I've bought ... even the smell is a treat: all that spruce wood no doubt. I've not yet tried the electrics but I'm very pleased with my purchase." Eric Lever 10/1/2009

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"The guitar [Alhambra CS-3 CW E5] was delivered today in perfect condition. It is all I hoped it would be! The playability is amazing, and the sound is nicely balanced. Thank you for the good advice and service." Peter Elshout, Netherlands, 8/1/2009.

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"Hi Nick, Safely home. Many thanks for your attention today. I am very pleased with my purchase - probably will not do much for my playing but lovely to own!" Les Tranter 2/1/2009

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"Nick just a few lines to let you know how pleased I am with my new guitar (Aparicio AA100) purchased end of October. As you know I had a couple of concerns regarding the string height and a little bit of "buzz" on the A (5th) string. However, the new strings (Savarez high tension) have solved the "Buzz" problem and I have successfully lowered the string height by 1mm making ease of playing so much better and with no detrimental affect to the tone or volume. Happy New Year Regards P.S. The guitar stand and tuner are also excellent." Derek Danks, 2/1/2009

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"...maybe i skipped this email due to my moving during hollidays anyhow, the guitar arrived safely 1 hour ago, my first words are matching my first impression while playing the first notes, and they are : wow... it rings just exactly as i was looking for, the building and finish is top class, very responsive instrument, which was my main concern, so i'm an happy man... i'll plug it later to see how this AER pickup sings thanks again for all these efforts and time spent to help me find out which instrument was able to match my quest i'll definitely send you some more news once i have got it more in hands best wishes for 2009 and tks again" Eric Savarit, France, 30/12/2008

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"Dear Classical Guitars, thank you for promptly fulfilling my order 31698 and for keeping me informed of its progress. I received the order yesterday 29th December. I look forward with confidence in purchasing goods from you in the future" James McCarthy, 30/12/2008

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"...thanks very much, I am impressed by the consideration that you are giving to the customers. It was a pleasure to be in touch with you. I will definitely buy more products from you as soon as a necessity presents itself." Sergei Kurin, Russia, 23/12/2008

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"I got the guitar today ... it is superb - love the sound ... Thanks again for your service and your help." Ken Tyler, Loughborough, 18/12/2008

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"The guitar arrived on Weds 10th Dec. as agreed. It is a very nice instrument. The action, fretwork, neck dimensions string spacing etc. make it very smooth to play. It is already starting to sound richer, and I look forward to hearing its sound mature over the coming months. The service is without fault, in my experience: 1/ The website is easy to navigate and filled with good, clearly presented info. I cannot think how it might be bettered. 2/ I picked up the phone and immediately got straight through to yourself. 3/ You were straight-forward and honest about my choice of guitar and strings. 4/ You described what would happen re delivery, and it happened just like that. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone seriously interested in buying a good guitar." Mark Wright, Edinburgh, 14/12/2008

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"The guitar arrived this morning - thanks for making that happen. A truly nice guitar, the perfect size it tuned up quickly with good tone we're both very happy with it. It's been a pleasant experience dealing with you - great service." Maurice Hall, Glasgow, 13/12/2008

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"Thanks so much for your advice. I like the DíAddario strings very much and my intonation problems are solved. The difference it gives to my confidence as a player is just what I need" Noel Wilde, 13/12/2008

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"Delightful ... wonderful ... delicious ... it's inspired me ... perfect for Baroque and Dowland as well as for Romantic. Thank you for helping me chose it [Jose Ramirez AE]" Colin Rodriguez, 06/12/2008

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"Received my order on Monday, 8 December. Guitar and case arrived in pristine condition. The guitar (wow) sounds as beautiful as it looks. I was a bit uneasy about buying on-line and out of country, but your prompt service put me at ease. Thank you." Roberto Palomino, United States, 11/12/2008

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"Hi! I have the guitar! Its absolutely fantastic (for this fee) and I'm 100% satisfied." Wojtek, Poland, 5/12/2008

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When Richard Foster received his specially built Hanika 58PC he phoned to say "absolutely immaculate ... exceeds even my highest expectations ... beautifully made ... tight grained soundboard ... superb finish ... intonation spot on ... very comfortable in the hands ... a very satisfied customer" 2/12/2008

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"Just a quick note to say again how delighted I am with my new Hanika 58PC. I have been playing it all day and itís getting better all the time Ė or is it me?

As I said on the phone, itís beautifully made and the finish is faultless. I have already changed the nut, and it works very well for me with my appalling thumb-over technique (I canít play a D with a bottom F sharp any other way!)

Thanks, too, for including the 2 sets of strings. Can you tell me, for future reference, what make and guage they are?

I have never bought a brand new guitar before, let alone one made to my own specifications. On the label, it says ďSpezialĒ. It is, too!

I will be emailing Armin on his website later to congratulate him on his craftsmanship and his artistry. Many thanks to you too, for making the whole buying process a pleasure. I will recommend you to all my guitar-playing friends." Richard Foster, 02/12/2008

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"...many thanks for the 'Gitane' shaped guitar case, such quality for the price. Hopefully of interest: the historic music file dates from 1937 and is played on a 'Selmer Maccaferri, Petite Bouche', I should think that would be enough to name the unique player!" Gordon Okill, 29/11/2008

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"The guitar is beautiful and sounds fantastic; no problems with the delivery. Thanks very much" Ian Walker, Wyke, 28/11/2008

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"Thank you for your detailed e mail this is very much appreciated" Tim Edwards 26/11/2008

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"[Liikanen Kantare Classical Guitar I500C] Arrived safely thanks BW" Dr Adrian Drake-Lee, 26/11/2008

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"The guitar [Liikanen Kantare Classical Guitar 3/4 size KM58C] is fantastic, by the way! My daughter's teacher loves it too"
Sharon Connell 25/11/2008

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"Thank you for parcel you have sent last Monday. It just arrived to me. Everything is O.K. Regards" Jiri Holoubek Czech Republic, 18/11/2008

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"Many thanks for the efforts you are making to help me out with the action. Be rest assured I will definitely recommend your store to friends playing classical guitar here in Dubai ... I must honestly admit that your service levels & response times are excellent, do keep it up as this what customers really appreciate". Leroy Almeida, United Arab Emirates, 7/11/2008

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"Thought you would like my impressions of the Hanika 58 PC classical guitar purchased from you back in June this year - 2008. I've only just managed to put it down !!! hence my delay in sending you this note. To own such a beautiful instrument that has been made to ones own spec is really something special. The radiused, narrower and shorter fingerboard that I requested has made playing and in particular holding a barre so much easier after struggling with a standard instrument of other manufacture for many years. It is much lighter that my original instrument and I can play for hours at a time without tiring. The instrument produces a lovely bright rich tone on all strings in all positions." Geoff Johnson, /11/2008

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"They [Alhambra Luthier (left handed) Alhambra J3 E5 (left handed)] are absolutely lovely - I find it hard going to work with them at home...delightfull...very bright tone...clarity of sound across a very broad dynamic range" Michael Watson, Cornwall 06/11/2008

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"I took delivery of my Llikanen Kantare K400C yesterday. What a surprise I had to find it was much better than I expected. I played for a couple of hours and feel completely at home with it, The tone and projection of the guitar is much better than the price suggests. Thank you very much for all your help and guidence in choosing this instrument with me. I will strongly recomend you to my students and friends. Thank you again. Regards" Graham Turner, 5/11/2008

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"Thank you for my order which arrived today. I am pleased with the product and pleased with the level of customer service I have received from yourselves. I have no hesitation in recommending you to fellow musicians in the future. Best wishes," Julia Nesbitt 5/11/2008

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"...the guitar [Aparicio AA 100 spruce soundboard] arrived safe and sound. Very pleased so far. Considering that it is brand new, the sound is very nice. I'll let you know how things are progressing in a few weeks. Many Thanks," Clive Taber 4/11/2008

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"Thanks for the invoice for the J4 and the CS-3 CW - both still sounding good! "
Simon Vile 3/11/2008

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"Many thanks for your help, I look forward to seeing the guitar and a smile on my little girls face. Best regards"
Simon McEntee 3/11/2008

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"I just wanted to say a big thank you! The guitar [Alhambra 4P] arrived safely yesterday morning and looks beautiful. Already it sounds so much better than my old hohner mc5! I'd like to take this opportunity to say how impressed I am with your service and prices and will no doubt be using your shop again in the future Kind regards"
Rob Smiley 1/11/2008

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"I bought a Prudencio Saez from you several months ago. I must say I am absolutely chuffed with it: it is a thing of beauty and the sound is so "flamenco" and I never thought I would be able to get such quality for under £1000. As a consequence my playing has taken a real quantum leap: I have found that all those pull-offs and hammer-ons of flamenco just seem to roll off with ease. Anyway I could go on...but I was interested to know what strings you would recommend to replace the original ones. Thanks"
Tim Hollowood 31/10/2008

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"I received my Guitar [Alhambra 7C] in perfect order and quickly, looks so beautiful and sounds better! Learning to play Classical Guitar, as my 4th instrument, I could not have picked a nicer model for this price range! The Alhambra case is definitely worth the price, so well made and light. Classical Guitar Plus is the place to go for best service and advise. Thank you" Claudio Alia, 30/10/2008

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"Just a quick note to say that my guitar arrived safely yesterday. Guitar is great, but I was a little worried to find the package quite wet in parts on arrival from courrier (soaked cardboard and toern in a few places). This did penetyrate to the plastic you wrapped the guitar case in but no further -thankfully. I know this is no fault of yours. Anyway, many thanks for your very efficient, helpful and personal service - I will thoroughly recommend you! Regards" Matt Parsons 30/10/2008

We replied: "Thanks for the feedback and glad you like the guitar. Couriers are one of our biggest concerns and occasionally guitars can get damaged in transit. We insure all consignments and the responsibility is ours and the insurers so customers never lose out."

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"a quick thank you for all your time and patience, itís a great service you provide"
Mark Slade 1/10/2008

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"The guitar [Hanika 50PC cedar soundboard, 620mm scale, 48mm nut width, curved fingerboard] arrived safely and is perfect. Many thanks again"
Nick Haseman 22/9/2008

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"Guitar ... arrived safe and sound 20 minutes ago and is currently being couriered to school [just in time for the lesson we hope] ... Goodness me you made it, no prizes for guessing who I'll be coming back to to get a [full-sized] guitar, should we manage to keep her committed! Many many thanks"
Malcolm Rich, 19/9/2008 and 18/9/2008

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"The guitar arrived safe and well and i am very pleased with it,so pleased in fact if it was twice the price it would still be a bargain, you do a great service and wish i could have discovered classical guitars PLUS, years ago"
Mark Holland, 16/9/2008

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"I have jrecently taken delivery of a Classic Backpacker Guitar Ser No: 164,748 (Nylon Strung) from you and I am delighted with it" Malcolm Clark 15 Sept 2008

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"Just a quick note to thank you for all your help on Tuesday. I am absolutely delighted with the guitar [Hanika 52AF] and look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Thanks again"
Wayne Chappell, 5th September 2008

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"re. my order 27085 (Gitane D-500). Message from Django clone no. 3.567,743 ( Gordon O.) Hi Nick, Many thanks for your excellent service and commitment. The Gitane 'Grande Bouche' fulfills all that was expected of it, what a powerful beast!"
Gordon Okill 21/8/2008

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"Just a quick note to say thanks for your help and guidance.My maple Gropp concert model arrived safely yesterday and all's well.It's a great guitar: beautiful woods and so easy to play.The Gropps have clearly gone beyond the aesthetics and considered the player: a barely noticeable fretboard curve,a lower than average action, the split saddle and even 2 inconspicuous fret markers.Intonation is evenly maintained all the way up the fretboard.I wanted maple as an alternative to my Brazilian Rosewood guitars- I'm delighted with the result.I shall look forward to experiencing the guitar as it opens up over the next few years.Undoubtedly by then I'll be phoning back for the cocobolo model. Many thanks. Brian."
Dr Brian Perkins 21/8/2008

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"The guitar [Alhambra J3 steel string acoustic] has arrived safe and well. It looks fine and sounds great!... I really appreciate the tension of 0.012-0.053. It sounds large, distinctive and beautiful. People at Alhambra know what they are talking about.... Thanks for your professional and kind treatment/management!"
Prof. Igor Knez, Sweden, 13th and 25th August 2008

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"My guitar has arrived safely today, it is fantastic guitar [Liikanen I500C]. Thanks Dee, thanks to all of you who's still working hard this summer holiday. Say my hello to Nick, Thank you very much for your service...for ...everything. best regards from"
Jacob Liu, Indonesia, 6th August 2008

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"many thanks for your great service and expertise with regards to my purchase of the beautiful Liikanen I500C classical guitar; It arrived (well packed) on schedule and in perfect condition. This guitar has a superior sound to anything I`ve played before in it`s price range and I adore the understated appointments. Having visited various makers and shops in Spain only two weeks previous, I am so surprised at the value for money this guitar respresents. I`ve been teaching guitar for roughly 15 years now (playing for 30 years) and will be recommending these guitars and your excellent professionalism to my students and friends! Thankyou again"
Noel Griffin 2008

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"First of all, let me express my admiration for the professionality and friendliness of the staff and management of Classical Guitars Plus. You guys seem to have a way of making every customer feel he/she is a special customer regardless of the monetary value of the items they are purchasing. This warmth and care made me - who bought stuff worth only twenty pounds - think of buying the Classical guitar I've always dreamed of buying. ... Thanks agian for your (all of you guys at CGP) warmth and professionality.. And even if I do not buy a Classical now, you can bet I'll buy all my strings and accessories from you"
Sameh Moussa 20/6/2008

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"Just to let you know I received the guitar [Hanika 50MC with optional shorter scale-length and narrower neck] a few weeks ago and I am very happy with it. It is as you described it and I imagined it, an instrument low in ornamentation and finish but high in essential criteria... The sound is loud, clear and balanced with a dry woody flavour that I believe is down to the mahogany body. I particularly like the bridge which gives maximum angle to the strings and allows suitable lowering of the action while still maintaining a respectable angle. The workmanship and construction is excellent with good fretting and respectable tuners and the scale length of 64cm with a 50mm nut suits me perfectly. Thanks for your help in this transaction."
regards John Johnson, 15/6/2008

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"The guitar (Alhambra 5P CW E2) arrived safe and well on Friday. I am delighted with it. Thank you Regards, Patrick Forester, Ballydehob Co. Cork, Ireland, 15/6/2008

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"safely I received it. thank you very much" Mr Won Cha, Korea, 12/6/2008

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"I just want to say thank-you for the beautiful guitar I recently ordered from you (Alhambra 7Fc Flamenco Guitar). It is a perfect fit for me, and a joy to play! Your service was professonal and swift, and I would highly recommend you to others. Thanks again! Kind regards,"
Claire Bratt 11/6/2008

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"Thank you for sending the Dynarette to me. I ordered it last Tuesday and it was here in two days. I was very impressed with the service and will certainly be visiting your site and online store again. I have used the cushion for a couple of hours or so and have found that it has allowed a much more comfortable position whilst playing. The footstool I was using seemed to introduce an imbalance in my spine which led to discomfort after a short time. I have experimented with cushions but the Dynarette stays put on the thigh and you can forget it. There is no indication of the size on the cushion but the measurement suggests that I have got the large one. Its comfortable nonetheless and I am happy with it. Many thanks again. Best wishes,"
Richard Cresswell 7/6/2008

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"Thanks for your helpful service with this order and I look forward to receiving my new guitar on Wednesday. Many Thanks" Simon Mayo 2/6/2008

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"Dear Nicholas, Thanks once again for your help with this. The guitar (Hanika 50PC) arrived safely on Friday, and I must say that your advice was spot on as I'm delighted with the sound, playability, and intonation of this instrument" Kind regards, Simon Millington 27/5/2008

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"Recived the strings and fast delivery, thanks very much" Will, 27/5/2008

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"Many thanks for all your assistance with theis purchase...The guitar is beautiful, both in appearance and to play. I am delighted that I have been able to buy such a lovely instrument at such a reasonable price."
Sara Goodwin, 26/5/2008

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Dear Nicholas I have to tell you how thrilled I am with the lovely guitar (58PC Natural Finish) that Hanika made for me. It's all I could have wished for with the radiussed and narrower/shorter than standard, fingerboard that I requested. The quality of the workmanship is superb and the tone is absolutely wonderful. Thank you very much and Best wishes" Geoff Johnson. 23/5/2008

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"Many thanks for your advise. The guitar is lovely...I'll give you a shout when i upgrade or have a rush of blood and buy another one. Regards" Mark. 19/5/2008

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"Dear Nick, The Ramirez guitar you sold me is a joy to play. The strings fall under my fingers in a way they just didn't with my old guitar, and the quality of the sound (especially with hard tension strings on) is lovely. Pieces I've been playing for years have come alive in new ways as parts of the melody have emerged from the mud, and the spooky sustaining effects of the instrument's resonance occasionally make me think someone else is playing along! It's definitely easier to play than my old one - I suspect simply because everything is in a consistent place and there are no oddities to catch you out. It's surprising how quickly you realise you don't need the position indicators on the neck too. Thanks for all the time you spent with me back in April. I spent much more than I intended to but what the hell: at least I don't have purchase regret! I'll be back for another one when I've worn this one out..."
Regards, Dave Haines. 18th May 2008

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"I have received the Ramirez 4E this morning, as usual it was very carefully packed, and the guitar inside was intact with no damage to the packaging. I have tried it briefly, and was immediately impressed with the lovely sound, considering it's a brand new guitar. I am very pleased with it and will be keeping it.
Many thanks for all your help and the very helpful advice from Nick whom I enjoyed very much talking to. A business ran in such a way as yours is rare in the UK these days, and your superb customer service is unheard of."
Best regards, Mauricio.14th May 2008

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"wanted to say a huge thanks for the great advice and excellent service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone else as it was by far the best 'online' experience I've had which is obviously vital when making this type of purchase! I felt more than well looked after all the way.Thanks once again," Alex, 30/4/2008

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"Thank you all at Classical Guitars Plus for delivering a perfect product precisely when you said you would. I am very happy with the Alhambra 7P, which is a present for my daughter. I very much appreciated the unsolicited calls you made to ensure all was as it should be for me, the customer. Excellent service that I shall be happy to recommend to others and, believe me, this is rare praise coming from me!. My very best regards,"
Gordon Wilson, Dorset 25th April 2008

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"I would like to thank you for your help and support while I was choosing my first classical guitar. I collected it today and will be taking my first lesson tomorrow. I am quite excited. I was at a loss as to what model to buy and was glad and relieved that you were willing to spend so much time with me on the telephone to explain all of the pros and cons of the various instruments that you stock. If I do manage to work my way through the grades I will have no hesitation to contact you again when I want to upgrade. Thank you."
Anthony Patrick. Wolverhampton 25th April 2008

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"Many thanks for your excellent service. My set of strings arrived today along with some tempting literature on a range of very nice guitars. It has been a pleasure to deal with your company and I am sure I will be purchasing from you in the future"
John Wastnidge 12/3/2008

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"Courier arrived mid-morning Saturday with guitar [Liikanen K400C] in one piece. Thanks so much for the great customer service. The guitar is fantastic and far exceeds my expectations. It is such a pleasure to play on and the sound produced from the instrument is simply wonderful. Having only eally played cheap classical guitars in the past, it is such a delight to be playing such a wonderful instrument. The action seems perfect and I was so surprised at the quality of the instrument - seems so high for the price. I took a risk buying the instrument over the internet without ever seeing it or even playing another Liikanen, however I realise now I needn't have worried. Only one criticism - no white dots on the frets!! I guess this is something I should get used to or if not I was thinking maybe I could tip-ex small dots on the side of the neck..... Again many thanks, I will be sure to use your services again in the future when the time comes. thanks"
Jon Hanks, 9/3/2008

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"Would like to confirm safe arrival of Alhambra 5P yesterday. Definitely the guitar I was looking for, and certainly ordered the right one in the end. Even like the case as the guitar fits so snugly inside! If you want a quote for the website you can have this one: 'The 5p is an excellent guitar. I particularly like the comfortable neck and ebony fretboard. The sound is great too, especially for spanish classical music.'"
John Grinsted, Dingle, Ireland, Janurary 2008

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"Thank you very much for your assistance, you have been very helpful and the service received so far has been excellent. Not forgetting the price, which was excellent too! p.s. Thank you for the guitar care guidance notes. They are very helpful. Kind regards"
Sarah Sorsky, 18/1/2008

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"I am a happy guitarist, and thank you!"
Sylvia van den Bosch, Netherlands, 21/1/2008

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"Thank you for all your help in choosing the right guitar today. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Classical Guitars Plus to all. Regards" Rob Price, Devon, 10/01/2008

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"I must commend you on your service, great to hear that you're taking care of your customers. Regards" Meshal Al Hazeem, Surrey 09/01/2008

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"Thank you once again for all your time and patience. I will keep in touch about strings and thoughts in general. Sincerely" Carol Pierce, USA, 7/1/2008

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"The service at Classical Guitar Plus was exemplary: polite, well-informed and quick"
Jens Franke BMus PG Dip 6/1/2008
(Visiting lecturer in guitar at the University of Reading, Guitar tutor at St.Paul's Cathedral School, London)

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"Thank you for your help in obtaining the 4p. It arrived safely and I am sure that [boy whose Christmas present it is] will be more than happy"
Steve, London 21/12/2007

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"Thanks for going above and beyond on this"
Mark Watt, Oxfordshire,18/12/2007

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"my compliments on your friendly, interesting, informative and efficient website, Kind regards"
Ben McCauley 4/12/2007

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"Count on my return business for strings and bits ... as I really like the way you do business"
Boris Sass. 24th November 2007

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"I wanted to buy myself a really good flamenco guitar that would last me...this one is really nice, I am very pleased with it (Prudencio Saez Model 22 Flamenco Guitar)"
Wasim Bapu, Bolton, 20/11/2007.

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"Just letting you know that guitar arrived safe and sound on Saturday. Thanks for all the help and information on it, it plays wonderfully, and I couldn't be happier with it!"
Dave Challis, Southampton, 12th November 2007

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"Guitar arrived well packed and in good condition good quick service, can't tell you how it sounds yet as it was checked over by my wife who won't give it to me or let me see it untill Christmas"
Peter Davey, Devon, 8th November 2007

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"I just wanted to let you know that I received the arm rest. It fits well and seems to help my arm and shoulder...Take care, and thank you for your patience and assistance"
Donald Cataldi, Ohio, 1/11/2007

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"The guitar is sounding great!
Kind regards" Bill Trezise 26/10/2007

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"Thanks for your going the extra mile. I will certainly recommend you to all.
Best regards" Chris Hayter 19/10/2007

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"Many thanks for sending this guitar, its great! Good call on the mic/piezo combination. I'm getting some great tones out of it and it's lovely to play. Really appreciate all your help"

Many thanks again, Simon Brewin, 9th October 2007

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Thanks...I really appreciate the level of service

Emily Travis 25/09/2007

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Thank you very much for your recent delivery of a Gitane DG250M, which was swiftly dispatched, well packaged and safely received by my son. He is delighted with it. Thank you also for your further advice regarding the case and bridge of the guitar. I have been very pleased with both the service and the very competitive price at which you sold this excellent guitar.

Your sincerely, Christine Lloyd-Staples, 24th September 2007

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"Thankyou for all that helpful information"

Shiela Cameron, 12th Sept 2007

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I'm glad to know that I'm dealing with somebody I can believe.

sincerely Yong-ro Cho, Korea, 5/9/2007

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"Thanks for all your help Nick, Its gratifying to know some people still care."

Regards, Bill, William Hale 23 August 2007

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"My guitar arrived today as promised, safe and well. Dealing with Classical-Guitars-Plus has been an absolute pleasure. I will happily recommend you to my friends and family.

"I am delighted with the guitar. The tone and projection are excellent. It is a beautiful instrument and great value for money. I am sure it will raise interest in Liikanen guitars amongst my musical acquaintances."

with thanks, Bill McKechnie, Motherwell, 21/08/2007.

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"Once again many thanks for the hospitality last week

"Have to say that I'm very, very pleased with my new instrument [Robert bought an Alhambra Crossover CS-3-CW E5]. The tonal range is absolutely outstanding and the guitar seems to be settling down very well. What I like best are the rewards you get from playing better and maybe it?s my ears but after an hour or so I can close my eyes and really enjoy the music that it produces!

"Thanks so much

"Kind regards to you and your family, Robert"

Robert Shah-Ashworth. South Croydon July 30th 2007

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...Thanks again for being so helpful on the phone...The name of my group is the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. Check out our sites:

www.aquarellegq.com
www.myspace.com/aquarellegq

Regards, Michael Baker. 12/7/2007

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"Thank you for your prompt attention to my order of Saverez guitar strings. I will not hesitate to use your company for future purchases."

Debbie Jones 19th April 2007

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"Have recieved my beautiful guitar. I am absolutely delighted. In spite of my short comings she sings beautifully. Iam quite dazzled by the responses in 7th positon. Every other instrument I've played needed to be coaxed there, but she just lilts with no nasty harmonics or heavy finger pressure. marvellous.

"Your understanding, patience and despatch arrangements were first class, The City Link driver, actually came to the door before offloading, to be quite sure the package could be safely and securely brought in. Now another query entirely...Meanwhile many thanks for the service.

"Rgds Chris M"

Chris Mannall, Isle of White, 23rd January 2007.

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"Just a letter to say thank you once again for the guitar, as suspected most of my spare time is being drawn towards it. With most other things in life that involve learning it's usually the opposite effect but the Bellucci won?t let me put it down. When working on it I don't look at the clock to make sure I've done enough, I look at the clock to make sure that I'm not over doing it, (the clock is then usually ignored nyway and I just carry on).

"What I think contributes to this effect is not just the immaculate beauty of the instrument or the amazing tone of the cedar and rose wood, but (for want of a better word) the exclusivity. The instrument numbered at only 217 makes me feel that for one of the first times ever I?ve got in at the start of something good. I feel privileged to have happened upon your web site whilst looking for an instrument, the pleasure derived from the guitar has taken me by complete surprise. I hope your business does well, and you can make more people as happy as you have made me.

"Many thanks"
Ian Harding, Suffolk, 25/9/2006

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"Received guitar early this morning. Its a lovely guitar,I let it get used to room temperature, then tuned it on opening the case. Slight fret -buzz from D string on 1st fret. Think its reducing as I play. Will monitor for couple of weeks to see how the neck settles. At the worst it will require only a thin sliver of card under the nut I think. But will wait and see. It seems the channel filed out of the nut for the D string seems deeper than the ones under the other strings, maybe that is it, but as I say, will not act till it settles completely. Will play it each day. It is a lovely looking guitar, it is well balanced on the knee, surprised to see 2 strap pins on a guitar like this, must have been made for a wondering minstrel in mind hehe! The fret board is very true all the way up, and very high barre chords still sound very much in tune. The harmonics are good, the action is lovely and low and easy to play. Even I can get a lovely sounding F chord (my Achilles heel!) so it must be good! We needed a camera as I unpacked it. What a palaver! As you know, the box is full of white bits that pose as polystyrene chips. HOWEVER!!!! they are not!!! I decided to be clever and open it and remove the guitar case from it whilst outside, due to past experience with the chips. What a nightmare!!!!!!!!! The ground was still damp from previous early morning rain. These white chips when wet turn into glue!!! They were stuck to my shoes and melting! and got on the utility carpet and door mat, the dogs feet, my sons shoes as he came running to help after my cries of disaster as I was stuck to the carpet! Oh my God! did I need a cup of tea after that! We finally got it off shoes and carpet, but not the flags outside yet. Phew!!!!!! It must be some sort of biodegradable new fangled stuff. I breathed a sigh of relief back indoors. Left guitar for couple of hours. Then opened the case. The stuff was in there too!!! I got it out as quick as I could in case it reacted with the lacquer on the guitar. All seems ok as the inside of the case was dry. But Im glad I didnt leave it closed for any length of time with the stuff in it. Just wanted you to know about this stuff.Its horrible! (Think the boxes should carry a warning about not getting the stuff wet) Anyway, alls well that ends well. Will keep you posted. Regards Sharron

Sharron Testo, Notts, 17th August 2006

WE REPLIED TO SHARRON PROMISING NEVER AGAIN TO USE THAT PARTICULAR PACKING MATERIAL!!

 

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