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Thread #74788   Message #1308882
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
27-Oct-04 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Any good veneer top guitars? Art&Luthrie
Subject: RE: Any good veneer top guitars? Art&Luthri
You will find several other threads here on the subject. Allow me to say "this about that".
Godin guitars (aka la-si-do) are great value for your dollar. They make Norman, Seagull, Simon&Patricik, Godin, & Art&Luthrie brands.
If you have a laminate top Art&Luthrie that is properly set up it would be a fine learner. However you can purchase a solid cedar top Art&Luthrie for just a bit more. My daughter has one of these and both the sound and action are great. If you have a friend who plays you may want to ask for help when selecting one as no two guitars are the same.
The lower end Seagulls are great value but often not any better than the cedar topped Art&Luthrie. You may do well to use what you have for learning. When you have it mastered the upper end Normans and Seagulls can put to shame many guitars costing three times as much. However, I live in Canada, so the price may be higher in other parts of the world.