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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Anyone know anything about this make? My boy wanted a decent acoustic for his birthday and I was looking at tanglewoods but the ones within my price bracket (about £200) were veneer, not solid wood.
The girl in the shop said she'd just got a second hand Kona in and I could have it for £69 including case, it's solid wood and sounds beautiful (it's quite loud!)
She said she was letting it go for a song because no-one in this country will have heard of it, the guy who sold it to her was from New Zealand.
I've done a bit of digging and it would appear this make is manufactured in Texas.
Just wondered whether anyone had heard of them and whether they are considered to be any good.
My boy is well pleased and he took it to rock school on friday and everyone who had a play on it was very impressed with the sound quality.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Hi BL, I don't know anything about guitars, but your boy should feel
very lucky that he has a mum who is prepared to go to such lengths.

Respect! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm 
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thanks Egg, he's played it incessantly since I got him it. He took it to school to show his guitar teacher and the consensus seems to be that I got a real bargain, it's a beauty, sounds lovely, was passed round the music department and everyone who had a play said how good it sounds.
Prior to that he was playing an acoustic I got him from Argos for £17 (years ago, he said he wanted a guitar, I thought it would be a flash in the pan) so I wanted to invest in something better for him.
He is applying for music college and seems to want to go in that direction as a career, either playing professionaly or teaching or a bit of both, so to me it's worth it!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:17 pm 
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well done Kate.....x

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:43 pm 
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Not heard of them, but they look good. you can really pick up some bargains these days! obviously your lad likes it!

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