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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Zonc
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 01:33 PM

Hi,
   I dont suppose its upfor sale is it?
                andymason@cwgsy.net


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,English Jon
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 05:17 PM

I've got a feeling there's a Moondog in The Music Room in Cleckheaton at the moment.

Cheers,
Jon


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Simon
Date: 20 Jun 09 - 04:07 PM

>Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
>From: GUEST,richd
>Date: 14 Mar 09 - 07:44 AM

>I recently bought their top-end acoustic new from a guy in work who was selling off a load of them cheap to help clear the warehouse in Cardiff which they had to >clear out of quickly after going bust.paid about 100 pound for it, which is just about the best deal that I've had for 100 pound. It plays lovely, better than guitars that >cost 5 times as much. It's still a great shame they folded though.

I know this is a long shot, but did they all sell, do you know? Any more Moondog leads, please contact me: bez60@hotmail.com. Cheers, Simon


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: richd
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 10:27 AM

The guy in work sold the lot I'm afraid. I think that was the last of them.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Werner
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 07:30 PM

Just found out they are still being made in China,under the Moondog name.
Here's a link:

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/lg198545/product-listAbZmzSkWbEhc/Guitars-catalog-1.html


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 05:42 AM

http://www.a-violin.com/blog/?p=42

A good read.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars, its not over yet!
From: GUEST,Zonc
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 12:41 PM

HI all,
      My name is Andy ,Im a special needs teacher and part time Muso.I have played my Spirit and My Grand Auditorium just about everyday since I bought them and they just keep getting better.I was very saddened when Tims business went down as I was starting a bit of a collection.Anyway I decided to try and get hold of Tim and Aileen music and with his blessing I have arranged to import 6 Moondog Spirit cutaways and 6 Moondog Grand Auditorium cutaways.I have been in contact with Tim Nicolai and he is happy for me to sell them on.I also have a number of sets of the Shertler Bluestick BOB EQ which Tim used in his top models.There is nothing better.Tim had made a few minor improvements to the design of the GA .Im not trying to set up a business here so I will not be able to offer the sort of service Tim could.However I have the help and advice of an extremely proficient luthier name of Dom Kendall of Kendall guitars Guernsey, C.I and Tim has very kindly offered his advice and expertise aswell .Dom will fit any electronics and set up the guitar to whatever style people want.Or you just get the guitar and hard case as seen. I havent been able to work out a basic price for each model yet.I dont think I can do them as cheap as Tim.Im not working to the same economy of scales.They will be in late December 2009.If your interested mail me at andymason@cwgsy.net.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Steve in Leeds
Date: 28 Jan 10 - 01:56 PM

Great shame Moondog went bust. I had dealings with Tim. I ordered a guitar from him but forgot to say cutaway or not. He guessed and sent cutaway which was not what I wanted. Tim sorted it in a day at his expense.
I've now got 2 beautiful moondogs, including the dobro type blaster. I treasure them.
Maybe I should have bought 1000!

drsteveblack@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Zonc
Date: 26 Feb 10 - 09:03 PM

Ive just got a small consignment of Moondog guitars.Hand built in the same small workshops as the original Cardiff based company, Moondog Guitars.I have some Grand Auditoriums,cutaways and Spirits.Great build quality, particularly the GA, great sound.Ive just kitted out my new build GA cutaway with a Shertler Onboard,just fabulous, great true sound replication and so fresh.The ebony fingerboard is a delight for your fingers and Tims last design improvements both sound and aesthetically are classic.The cases are of OK quality and some aspects of the final finish are not as good as they seem to be on mass build guitars.They were built with sound as the primary quality and this has been achieved.The Harmony central reviews of the first Moondog GA's were compared to classic Taylors and Martins in the £1500 to £2500 bracket, add a Shertler system and you have a formidable, tough, v-attractive, everyday and gigging guitar.Im a special needs teacher,Im a strummer and harmonica player in my spare time.I use these guitars everyday and they never fail to impress.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Nige
Date: 02 May 10 - 04:45 AM

I purchased a non-cutaway spirit when moondog first started to manufacture.Before buying,i rang them and asked many questions to give me some idea who these people were,and if they were genuine.I spoke to Tim Nicolai on the phone.He was very helpful and knowledgeable,and sounded pretty genuine,so i ordered one for £300,more through curiosity really as i have owned many guitars of very good quality.I was absolutely gob-smacked by the quality and sound of the guitar for only £300.After 3 months the electrics went wrong.They were immediately replaced without fuss.I usually prefer a specific guitar for the type of music that i am performing,i,ve found that the spirit wll do more than most comfortably.If you,ve bought a good moondog guitar,you,ve got an absolute steal.
                      atb
                      nige


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 03 May 10 - 02:35 AM

..."Hand built in the same small workshops as the original Cardiff based company, Moondog Guitars" ...

bollocks ...

These guitars are (were) mass-produced by the Aileen Nanjing company in China, which is an enormous organisation manufacturing instruments of all descriptions in huge numbers.

They make generic guitars and, if you order sufficient number, they will label them as required by the customer.

I actually imported thirty guitars directly from Aileen Nanjing around four years ago, and they were excellent quality, I had no problems selling them.

My order wasn't big enough for them to do a factory label, but if you ever come across a "Guy Heron" guitar, that was one of mine. It will undoubtedly be exactly the same as a Moondog guitar.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Zonc Ive got 7 moondogs .I CAN ONLY PLAY
Date: 26 May 10 - 07:06 PM

Hi all,
       long time since I posted a thread.Cant even remember what name I gave myself unlesss it was my name.Andy Mason,still in Guernsey C.I. I didnt get the Moondogs until late January 2010.I had to pay some outrageous delivery and unpacking fees from the couriers on the other side of the channel ,but they arrived!Im mostly very happy, the GA,s are gorgeous and beautiful to play and look at.Needless to say the first cutaway GA had a shertler BOB put in straight away and its mine...all mine.Nice!Im no salesman so ive still got 3 GA cutaways left and 3 full bodied Spirits.Im going to try the e-bay thing but i dont really understand how it works.Give me a seed, I can grow them.Anyway it is still possible to have these babies made and delivered to the UK.However its not as easy or cheap as it might look.Good fun never the less.
             Andymason@cwgsy.net


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 27 May 10 - 08:01 AM

3 Moondog Grand Auditorium and 2 Moondog Spirit guitars have appeared on eBay here and here. Their location is given as China. I have bought items from China before without any problems but I have my doubts about purchasing either of these.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 04 Jun 10 - 04:26 AM

I have a Grand Auditorium that I purchase from Tim Nicolai, and have to say what a fine guitar this has been.

Was always looking to buy a Howlin' from him before they closed. Regret I never did.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 05 Oct 10 - 09:54 AM

There seems a permanent presence on eBay selling Moondog Grand Auditoriums here (directly from China) at just over £400. So far only 2 seem to have been sold.

Having previously expressed reticence in this thread about buying a guitar from China I am becoming increasingly tempted. There have been some good comments about these guitars and the photos seem to show good quality merchandise. However, I swore never to buy another guitar 'unseen' and don't want to regret parting with a large amount of money. What are the problems owners have had with these guitars? Can they be sorted easily? Would anyone else take the risk of a purchase? Advice welcome.


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,liam taggart lisnacree'''''''''''''''''''''
Date: 28 Oct 10 - 11:56 AM

I have a grand auditorium which I am thinking of selling. Interested?


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Simon G
Date: 28 Oct 10 - 10:55 PM

I bought a Moondog Spirit from China this summer and it is a great guitar, especially for the price of 200GBP. Package was great and it arrived in just over a week from China, most of that time it was crossing Canada.

The E and B strings on it when it arrived were all kinked, when I reported this they sent me two sets of strings. However these were dreadful Chinese copies.

I recommend putting a set of your favourite stings on before playing. I did and the guitar is great.

I made the purchase because I had played a friends Grand Auditorium and that was a tremendous guitar.

Simon


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 10:43 AM

" Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,liam taggart lisnacree'''''''''''''''''''''
Date: 28 Oct 10 - 11:56 AM

I have a grand auditorium which I am thinking of selling. Interested? "


indeed, is it a Nicolai setup, or a later Chinese one? And what kind of price?

email me at brian@bbeuken.freeserve.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 09:15 AM

I got a brand new Moondog Grand Master via eBay and am mightily impressed. Lovely feel and interesting smell! I think that is either the rosewood or the oils use to finish off the wood - it's not lacquered.

Does anyone know if I should continue to oil the guitar and if so with what?


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Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
From: GUEST,earthcat
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 01:47 PM

I have a moondog resonator which i thinks is amazing value for money.
I paid 185 for an "as new" second hand one recently. fro Tandy's Music Shack Redditch Worcs.

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