Our World & Available Resources
Guitars are made of wood which means that a new instrument uses valuable resources and energy that our planet needs to conserve. Did you know there are probably enough good quality Guitars in the world to meet current demand? Well cared for solid wood instruments get better with age as the woods develop and mature. There are some manufacturers now using sustainable woods but these still need energy to make when there are beautiful alternatives!
Many Guitars are now made in Chinese factories that are supplied by global brands that dominate the Internet. Some of these are barely playable. Others are made from Laminate woods ALL of which damage our planet. There are MILLIONS of Guitars that already exist in our world that are far better instruments than many of these companies can supply us today.
Advances in technology also mean that we can fit our instruments with quality pickups that sound great if needed.
I do know a little bit about Guitars & Piano's given that I have played them professionally since being very young. (I am now 46!)
The acoustic Guitars I offer are largely already used but are hand inspected & well cared for. I'm not a salesman, I know the instrument, how it should play and I have a reputation.
My instruments fit ALL budgets up to around £1000. (Beyond that I insist you come to my studio or shop to try it first).
If its your first Guitar I recommend you DO NOT buy it from a charity shop or "major" high street chain. Buy it from a specialist Guitar shop or me. If you need something I don't have, let me try to help find it for you. I can help you with amplification, strings, lessons, advice - pretty much anything you need beyond the actual Guitar!
All my Guitars are available to be delivered personally within a 30 mile radius of Bristol in the UK free of charge (above £300) or sent with sustainable packaging for a small fee anywhere the UK. I take a lot of pictures and time to show you these instruments including video's of how they play so you can be confident it is what you require. Set-up can also be adjusted if required.
I am on hand to answer any questions you may have even if you don't know what the questions should be!
I am able to ship beyond these requirements in to Europe and America, but please contact me first to arrange before purchase from my website.
Lastly remember there are many brands that play well you may not see in the media. Do not be susceptible to brand loyalty. I have professionally played Guitars from many vendors. It's not the name, its simply the Guitar and the question of if its a quality instrument and right for you. Think carefully on this point.
Most of my services don't incur expense charges but if we have agreed a payment as part of your booking then please use the below items to reimburse my expenses.