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Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire

Jane of 'ull 18 Mar 09 - 07:09 PM
s&r 18 Mar 09 - 07:52 PM
Leadfingers 18 Mar 09 - 07:53 PM
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theleveller 19 Mar 09 - 04:18 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 19 Mar 09 - 05:42 AM
GUEST,Willa 19 Mar 09 - 08:08 AM
Les from Hull 19 Mar 09 - 08:40 AM
Jane of 'ull 19 Mar 09 - 06:27 PM
Tim Leaning 19 Mar 09 - 07:13 PM
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Subject: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:09 PM

I'm not a guitarist but I know a few tunes and like to play sometimes. The trouble is I always find it difficult because acoustic guitars always seem too big and the strings hurt my fingers! I may sound like a wuss but I think I'd get on with a smaller size guitar that has a nice low action. Could anyone advise me where to look for one? I don't mind travelling a bit to find one, though it'd be good to find a decent shop in Hull where I could get one of these.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: s&r
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:52 PM

Parlour size guitars are quite common now and less cumbersome than the Dreadnoughts and jumbos. Many manufacturers have a folk size which is small bodied with a well defined waist. Tanglewood do a baby traveller that is presumably like the baby taylor but less money.

Don't know what's in Hull but Music room at Cleckheaton are helpful as is Steve Noone at Eagle Music Huddersfield I think

Stu


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:53 PM

Music Room in Cleckheaton http://www.musicroom.com/


Eagle in Huddersfield   http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:54 PM

What do they say about Great Minds ??


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: s&r
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:59 PM

And they both do a good postal service if you can't get to the shop

Stu


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Nick
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 08:24 PM

Maggie from Hull has a nice little guitar she plays which I think is a Taylor - you could PM Les From Hull and he would no doubt give you some info as to where they got it. I've played hers and it's good to play but have no idea of cost etc.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: cptsnapper
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 03:22 AM

There's Also Trad Music of Wakefield run by Nicky Howarth.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: ossonflags
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 04:15 AM

Also pm Raggytash he has a nice Simon and Patrick parlour guitar.Take a look in at Antones Beverley road Jane.They are very helpful.

Have a look here for prices:
http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/products.asp/SubCatID/395/Parlour-Guitars.htm


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 04:18 AM

Musicground in Doncaster used to be one of the best guitar shops around (bought mine there). I haven't been for a while so I don't know if it's still going - the had a resident luthier who would set it up for you. The lovely people at Hobgoblin in Leeds are always extremely helpful and have a great selection. If you go to festivals, that's also a great place to try different instruments. At Whitby a couple of years ago I came away with a Fylde cittern for me and a Buchanan mando for mrsleveller (both from The Music Room) - now that was a VERY expensive festival.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 05:42 AM

Musicground has long gone but the resident luthier did jump ship to work for Electro Music on Netherhall Road.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 08:08 AM

Hi, Jane, was going to suggest Antoine's, but see ossonflags has beaten me to it!

Willa


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Les from Hull
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 08:40 AM

Actually Maggie got her Baby Taylor secondhand (another big thanks to Mudcat for enabling that!), but Antones on Beverley Road is certainly the shop to head for first. They usually have Baby Taylors, and Big Baby Taylors too.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 06:27 PM

Oh yes I forgot about Antones! I will head there. I'm planning on going to Eagle Music in Huddersfield to buy a banjo, so might find a guitar there if not in Hull.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 07:13 PM

There is a shop in North Allerton
(excuse spelling) That has a big range of guitars upstairs.
Sorry I dont remember the name of it.


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: oggie
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 03:21 AM

Rock City (the old Gough and Davy shop) had a couple in last time I was in there.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: ThreeSheds
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 04:57 AM

I've not been in Antones for a while but they did have some of the superb value canadian guitars in Seagull Norman etc. A friend of mine recently bought one of these from there I did warn him If you try you'll buy They arent cheap but they dont get much better


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: bubblyrat
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 03:01 PM

Saw and played a very nice little Tanglewood guitar in a music shop in Pocklington about five years ago .


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Subject: RE: Where to buy a small guitar in Yorkshire
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 05:36 PM

Music Ground has moved to Leeds and is a shadow of its former self. There is a branch on Oxford Road in Manchester but their main outlet is in London where the owner, Rick, has been slowly trying to take over the rest of Denmark Street.

You will find the body of a parlour guitar more comfortable to hold but the neck will be little different to any other i.e. if a drednaught hurts your fingers so will a parlour. The only way is to stick at it - it will get easier!
Ray


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