Cheers from London


Cheers from London

Post by D-Zyne » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:48 pm

Hi everyone- just a brief intro, I'm an American now living in the UK. Schooled in classical many years ago but regrettably stopped playing for many years too as I chose to join pop covers bands (I sold out) playing bass. I'm looking to get back into the ol' nylon strings but having been out of touch for so long I'm sure I'll need help. Hopefully I've come to the right place :-)
I suppose the first thing to ask is about guitars- currently playing an ancient Alvarez and looking to upgrade but I'm not sure of brands. I was researching Dauphins but they seem hard to come by- wish I'd bought my teachers oh so long ago. I'm not moneybags so probably looking for something in the 500-600 range. Any suggestions on reputable brands and models? Takamine perhaps?

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Re: Cheers from London

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:55 pm

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Re: Cheers from London

Post by waikuentsui » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:53 pm


Welcome to our Forum and warm greetings from Canada.
For 500-600 British Pounds, you should be able to buy a pretty decent used guitar.
Don't give up on your Alvarez yet, some older Alvarez models were made by Kazuo Yairi, a famous Japanese luthier.
Dauphin guitars are indeed hard to find, but they do come up for sales in e-b a y every now and then at a very reasonable price range.
Good luck in your search on a good guitar.


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Re: Cheers from London

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:25 pm

As per some recent threads, visit London Guitar Studio (and Ivor Maraints) and see what they have in your range. There should be a good half dozen or so in that area to choose from. At about £600 I'd suggest an Admira Soledad - very nice guitars, warm and traditional in sound. And good enough to vary a bit so still worth trying different ones.
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