Hello Adrian,

well I think this is a really lovely guitar --- splendid wood patterns, beautifully made and finished with lots of really painstaking and stylish touches and ornamentation. Such a high standard of build.

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Hi Adrian,

Sandra said you may be interested in some feedback on the Savarez nail kit – here is my experience so far: You need a little patience when removing the backing from the silk and of course, you are applying it with your weaker hand (unless you are ambidextrous). That being said, the kit was not too tricky to apply and the glue cures very quickly.

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Hello Sandra,

J M Villaplana 1982 guitar arrived safe and sound. The woods, quality and craftsmanship, and the rich depth of sound are, at the moment, beyond adequate description. Am I pleased I made the decision to buy this instrument before "it went!" Your telephone description during our pre-order conversation, was the deciding factor. For that, my very sincere thanks. Again, it has been a pleasure ordering from Stafford Classical Guitar.
My regards to you all.
David

Hi Adrian,

A quick note to tell you that the 5P I picked up this morning is now fully commissioned and giving me lots of pleasure to play. The response and clarity are so much better than my previous instrument and I have difficulty in ending practice sessions. Sandra reminded me that with playing, the sound will improve even more over time. Many thanks again to Sandra for her guidance through the labyrinth leading to the most appropriate instrument for me.

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Dear Adrian,

I bought this guitar from you in March and would just like to say what a wonderful instrument it is. Having previously only played student guitars I was amazed at the difference this makes to my playing. It is a joy to play this guitar and really makes me want to pick it up.

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Dear Adrian,

A massive thank you for your advice over the phone several months ago, my Carrillo is precisely what I wanted. Buying a guitar online worried me slightly and made me a little cautious but after studying your website for a year and then phoning you for your advice, I needn’t of worried at all! I thought I wanted an Alhambra 9p spruce but after talking to you about the sound I wanted you recommended the Carrillo and I must say that you got it “spot on”.

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Hi Adrain & Sandra,

I made the journey to the Stafford Guitar Centre from Birmingham yesterday. It was my first visit to your Centre and I was warmly welcomed by Sandra. I booked a place on your October Guitar playing course, purchased some strings and discussed the Tenor String Ties that you mailed to me earlier in the week. Sandra asked me to comment on how I found them once I'd fitted them to my guitar.

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Hi Adrain & Sandra,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased I am with my new M-10 and to thank you both for the advice and service you provided. She really is a lovely guitar to play with a beautiful tone. The bases are deep and resonant and are balanced beautifully against rich, warm trebles which are growing in clarity and character every time I play.

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Hi Adrian Many thanks for asking for my comments on the Bernabe Especial.

At the price point of this guitar there is a vast choice of superb handmade instruments both new and used available. Guitars from British, German, Italian, Spanish luthiers and more. I knew that the sound I wanted was that of a "Spanish" guitar. I already owned a Bernabe M10 - so I was looking for that type of sound. However, I decided I would try a range of instruments. Of course Stafford guitar made this task much easier, and my previous experience with the M10 made this part of the purchase very easy.

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Daer Adrian and Selina

I would have offered some feedback earlier except for time pressures of work and family. Firstly, thank you Adrian for the personal time and attention you gave in helping me to choose the Carillo. Thank you also Selina for your lovely playing which gave me an insight into the range of sound possible with such a wonderful instrument. As soon as I got home I began working on "Birds Flew Over the Spire" and exploring the range of sound colours possible with the guitar.

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Not being a very proficient or experienced classical guitarist, rather than trying to give a review in those terms, I’d like to recount my experience of my visit to Stafford Classical Guitar Centre. When time came to retire my 40 year old Vicente Sanchis, I was advised to visit Stafford Classical Guitar Centre. I am no Paco de Lucia but although I play simply, I am fussy about my instrument and the sound it projects. Adrian’s extensive knowledge and experience was of immense value to me.

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Dear Adrain,

Now that I am off my cloud of surprise and wonder, I can say since the purchase of this guitar I am discovering new sonorities. The size of the guitar and fingerboard is up to my requirements. This guitar feels well in playing position and it offers ease of playing all across the range. I was thrilled by the sustain of high notes, sometimes needing control of dynamics. As the guitar is new with a spruce top, the daily workouts already open up the future potential, through sound quality. I feel there is much more to hear with this guitar. Great thanks Adrian,Selina,and Sandra, you made me a very happy guitarist.

Best wishes.

Thanks so much Adrian & Selina!

I really value the candid, careful expert advice provided by you both for my purchase of a quality Alhambra guitar. I have just placed my order with SagePay for the 9P Spruce top. Congrats on the website too-It is very easy to get key information and some pretty useful insights into each Alhambra guitar model but the reviews and your follow-up emails helped me navigate the “select-at-a- distance” challenges. With your comments on the three guitars you examined more closely, I’ll have to admit to a tiny hinge of regret that the 9p cedar top didn’t seem to match the character I was after.

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Hi Adrian and Selina

I thought I would just drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with my wonderful Vicente Carrillo 'Gabriela', which I bought from you a couple of years ago. I have found a wonderful teacher in West Yorkshire www.chrismarksguitarschool.co.uk and have come to love learning the classical guitar! I have not rushed things but am just about to embark on getting to grips with the second movement of Concierto de Aranjuez, so I have moved off the beginner's level at last! Chris is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful player, having been a protege of Professor Graham Wade at Leeds as a young man.

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Greetings from Downunder, Let me state at the outset, I do not get the opportunity to write this type of email at all. The reason is very simple …………… the world has forgotten or is forgetting about a little thing called customer service, fairness, building trust etc. and retailers care little about their customers.

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Hi Adrian,

You will remember that I bought an Alhambra 8P from your website back in January. You asked me to let you know what I thought of it after I'd had it for a while, so here goes. The guitar is very beautiful. Aesthetically is is perfect, with a classic Ramirez shape with fairly unobtrusive decorative elements - a classic design which speaks for itself.

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