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  • I do really like the look of those. The downside to buying used is finding something within reasonable distance of me (Lincoln) and having the option to try before I buy in case it doesn't gel.

    The real advantage to buying new is being able to (when they are open) go round shops and try a lot, but then you get more for your money used. 
    Yes I think that's always the case. I have put a few friends onto them and some have bought with out trying them and they absolutely love them if it's worth knowing. If you can wait until lockdown relaxes my best advice would be to go to Frailers in Runcorn (2hr 30mins) if you drive as they have a vast collection which you could try and just go with what your heart tells you to buy :P Good luck!
    Thanks for that - Runcorn is very near my Parents in Cheshire so next time I'm allowed there would be worth a visit
    whereabouts are your parents living?
    They are in Chester so only 20 mins away
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  • BobHBobH Frets: 4
    Buy what you love and really desire. What makes your heart beat faster when you listen to it and see it. Quality is all! :-)

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  • I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
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  • cmacguitarcmacguitar Frets: 17
    edited November 2020
    I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    He's been helpful when ever I've been in. He does like to chat a lot but I've never had an issue with him. I would still recommend going to Frailers when you are able to.
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  • I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    He's been helpful when ever I've been in. He does like to chat a lot but I've never had an issue with him. I would still recommend going to Frailers when you are able to.
    Whether someone gets on with him or not (I found him fine), I can't think of anywhere in the UK with so many second hand pro acoustic guitars
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 55379
    BobH said:
    Buy what you love and really desire.
    This. You can get a used J-45 for under £1500.

    You’ll know already that Gibsons are quite variable so you may not want to buy the first one you see, but they’re not rare.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    Can he do repairs on acoustics?
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  • I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    He's been helpful when ever I've been in. He does like to chat a lot but I've never had an issue with him. I would still recommend going to Frailers when you are able to.
    Whether someone gets on with him or not (I found him fine), I can't think of anywhere in the UK with so many second hand pro acoustic guitars
    I'm going to my local shop on Saturday to see what they have and see if I come away with anything. If not, I'll have to wait my time and try and get to Frailers one day.
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  • Off today to our local shop today to see what they have and try a few. I know they have  Taylor 710e for a good price so very interested in trying that. Will have to see if I end up coming away with anything!
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  • MolemanMoleman Frets: 123
    If we’re talking new acoustics then how about a Yamaha FG5 Red Label? Made in Japan quality that will last a lifetime.
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  • guitarjack66guitarjack66 Frets: 73
    I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    Can he do repairs on acoustics?
    Absolutely. All my guitars are acoustics.
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  • guitarjack66guitarjack66 Frets: 73
    I forgot:
    have you heard of Frailers?

    https://www.frailers.com/acoustic-guitars/

    They (at least used to) import used guitars from the US , and often have great bargains
    The fella in there is a miserable sod. I'd try Ideal Sounds just up the road from Frailers. Karl,the owner,is a sound fella and has some real bargains in there. He's also an excellent Luthier and has done some good stuff for me and comes highly recommended from my own guitar teacher.
    Can he do repairs on acoustics?
    Absolutely. All my guitars are acoustics.
    Apologies for the slow reply to your question. I wasn't notified that I'd been quoted. Still not familiar with some of the ways the forum works.
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