Adrian,

I found the Stafford Guitar web site about 12 months ago and have 'studied' its every page since. I am a returning guitarist, who played to a reasonable standard through the ABRSM grades back in 1985. For many reasons I stopped playing but lately wondered if I could retrain that once reasonable musical ear !!

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Hello Sandra, Adrian and Selina, I hope you had a good holiday. Sandra has been helping me a great deal during the summer, as you probably now, and there has been a fine result, as I will communicate below. Having Sandra helping me patiently at the end of the phone when I asked questions about the Michael Gee helped to enable me to buy it without having seen it and with full confidence. Made all the difference between a purchase from a distance and having to wait until Adrian or Selina were back from hols. Well done indeed and thanks again for your help, Sandra. Well, the Michael Gee arrived right on schedule a week, or so ago.

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Adrian,

I have now been playing my Michael Gee guitar for ten days and have found as follows: Visually the instrument is striking, a vivid contrast of light spruce and dark rosewood set off by bands of red and white striped purfling delineating the form. In its use of pattern and strong contrasts the guitar seems to refer more to the tradition of northern european luthiers than to the mediterranean tradition.

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Hello Adrian,

I have received my new Cashimira 4a cedar and Hiscox PRO-GCL-L case safely and in pristine condition today. I would like to thank you for the excellent service and for the informative status updates and replies to my emails. The Cashimira 4a is a beautifully made guitar and I look forward to playing her in earnest when the tuning has settled later. Although you are a mail order store the whole experience felt individual and personalized.

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Hello Adrian

This is just to let you know that the Kenneth Roberts Guitar I bought from you in April this year continues to sound wonderful and play very easily. It has definitely inspired me to play much more than I had been, and perhaps even make a bit of progress. I also want to thank you for your patience and expertise in digging out my preferences when I visited in April. This guitar was the right one for me, but I would have found it difficult to make the choice without your very thoughtful professionalism.

Regards

Brian Birkenhead.

Hi Adrian And Salina

Im so happy about my new guitar, that I want to write you a few words about it. I was very nervous bying a guitar that I hadnt tryed, but I know now, that The Stafford guitar center can be trustet. My new Roger Williams guitar is a real beauty, and dispite shes a spruce guitar she is allready beginning to "open up" after around 3 weeks of everyday playing. This guitar is my new freind, a beautiful guitar with a beautiful sound worth every pound.

John Godsk Jensen

Copenhagen Denmark

Dear Adrian and Sandra,

Thank you very much for my guitar. She is absolutely stunning and every thing I wished for in a flamenco guitar. One I had finished admiring the way the guitar looked and had got her in tune the sound was fantastic with strong bright trebles and resonating basses. I know that as the guitar is so new the sound will develop and improve with playing over the coming months and years.

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Hello,

Thanks again to every one at Stafford Guitar, my Contreras C5 arrived safely, not surprisingly when you consider how well packed she was. Although I didn't have that long to play her last night, I can say that the Contreras C5 spruce has exceeded my expectations, lovely rosewood back and sides and a clear voice.

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Hello Adrian,

Just a short note to say how thrilled I am with the Michael Gee guitar and that the Saverez strings bring out the projection and clarity this wonderful instrument offers yet further. I have not wanted to make immediate superlatives but having owned the guitar for 3 months now, I can truly say it is the finest classic guitar I have ever played and is greatly superior to the Jose Ramirez 1A Camara for playability, tone, projection and musicality.

Thank you again for guiding me to this real joy in my life. The Bach has never sounded better.

Best wishes

Tim

Dear Adrian and Selina,

I would like to thank Stafford Classical Guitar for re-uniting me with the guitars of Michael Gee. I first came across Michael as a guitar maker in the early 80's and found his guitars to be extremely musical.

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Hello Adrian,

Stunning, wonderful, beautiful, magical, impressive..., this is what I read in the customers comments about the Kevin Aram guitars, so what could I add? Even if I already knew Kevin's hight level workmanship, the beauty of the instrument and the quality of the sound are both absolutely moving.This guitar is aesthetically and musically a piece of art. I am very happy that you gave me the chance to choose this beautiful dark Brazilian Rosewood.

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Dear Adrian,

The F3 is a guitar which really comes to life with aggressive playing, knock out a rumba on it and you would see what I mean! Loud, Beautifully voiced and oh-so-responsive. At this price point I would recommend it to anyone! I would also recommend visiting Adrian and Selina to buy any guitar. I found it the most positive and pleasurable buying experience and I personally would not go anywhere else to buy a guitar!

All the best,

Brain Harvey

Hello Adrian,

The Almoraima Negra has arrived safe and sound and plays brilliantly, the trebles are fantastic, clear and strong in all positions, the basses have a nice edge, in all probably the best value for money guitar that I have purchased, certainly beautifully made. Thanks for all the info re the business of guitar construction, this is the 4th guitar I have purchased from you and once again, as always, the service from Stafford Classical Guitar was 1st class,

all the best.

Mike

'Kira' arrived on 15/2/2006. Impressive! Perfect to the finest detail with the most beautiful rosewood figure I could have imagined, an incredible lightness and playability as promised. I wish to express sincere thanks to Adrian for all the help provided over the last couple of years. You have always given friendly, enthusiastic and objective support & guidance which raises you above the competition. I shall look forward to future contact.

Thanks again.

Brian Perkins.

Dear Adrian, Selina and Sandra, Thank you all at Stafford Classical Guitar Centre for the care and concern shown in sending me my Contreras C4 Spruce, which I received last week. She was incredibly well packed in a sturdy box entirely suited for such a long and arduous journey. (Admittedly, I had envisaged a guitar-case-shape in half-torn brown wrapping paper!

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Adrian,

This is the second guitar I have purchased from Adrian and Selina at Stafford Guitars; the first was an Alhambra 4P which was a delightful student guitar. As my classical guitar skills have progressed over the last couple of years I felt I needed a guitar that would inspire me to work through the advanced stages of playing (presently working on Grade 7-8 ABRSM). Where Stafford guitars excel is in sourcing very fine guitars for the right needs of individuals.

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Hello.

You probably don't remember me. My name is Colin, and I purchased a Contreras from you earlier this year. You said at the time to keep in touch and let you know how I was getting on with it. Just to remind you i have to teach myself, so progress is sometimes slow. That said, however, I just thought I'd let you know that your advice was brilliant.

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I have now been the owner of a Kevin Arams concert guitar (called "Starla") for some five months and in this time I have really grown to appreciate the instrument. It has a beautiful tone and is comfortable to hold as well as being simple but attractive to view. My own ability has improved significantly as the purchase of this fine instrument has stimulated an already deep interest. In short, this is probably the best and most enjoyable purchase that I have ever made.

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