A couple of the "show us your guitars" threads got me thinking. They have been great, with some lovely stuff on show as much for the personal fondness for these guitars as the rarity or wow factor.
I love USA guitars for the history, iconic imagery and association, as well as the, sometimes hardwired into our consciousness, tones etc. but I thought it might be good to have a thread to highlight the stunning stuff being produced by wonderfully talented individuals and companies closer to home, who right now are potentially struggling to dance with the current regulations and ability to connect with customers and at a larger scale, with the supply chain at the moment.
I originally thought about UK makers, but that seems a bit daft having some great builders within mainland Europe to talk about, so I thought it might be nice to have a thread featuring the work of makers and individuals here in Europe.
I wanted to stick this in the electric area, simply because there will be a whole load of wonderful guitars to be shown, but also ( if it's ok to include acoustic builders ( some of whom do great electrics as well ). My European guitars are all acoustic, at present, so if its okay, I will start the ball rolling with the following
Back left to right ,
Fylde Custom Anniversary ( Euro spruce /braz r/w) light as a feather, rich as can be
Stefan Sobell MS ( Adirondack / Braz r/w ) powerful, unique and still awe inspiring to pick up
H J Williams Esk ( German spruce / Honduras r/w ) like everything Haydn builds, world class.
Lowden 032 ( spruce / indian r/w ) 20 years old and getting better and better
Lakewood A32 ( Spruce/ indian r/w ) had it since 1997 Like paying a steel string guitar for a classical player.
Please post your guitars. This is not meant to be one of those USA forum threads that basically asks folk to wave the flag but, hopefully a genuine attempt to get exposure for the the wonderful builders closer to home
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