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Avalon AS-100 guitar

Little Hawk 31 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM
michaelr 31 Mar 11 - 08:26 PM
theleveller 01 Apr 11 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,Bodders 30 Jun 11 - 11:54 AM
bubblyrat 01 Jul 11 - 05:40 AM
GUEST 17 Oct 11 - 05:49 PM
bubblyrat 18 Oct 11 - 05:29 AM
Little Hawk 14 Nov 11 - 11:06 PM
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Subject: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM

I came across one of these today at a local music store. A used one in x-condition. It sounds very good to me. Price is $599.

Anyone here acquainted with these guitars? I'm thinking this one would be a good purchase for a friend of mine who's looking for a nice but not too expensive steel string guitar.


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: michaelr
Date: 31 Mar 11 - 08:26 PM

It's a sort of second-label Lowden - like Sigma to Martin. My friend has two diferent models. Bery nice guitars, should be well worth the price.

Of course your friend has to love it first.


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: theleveller
Date: 01 Apr 11 - 07:03 AM

I would snap it up. I have a small-bodied cutaway Avalon in Brazilian Rosewood that is absolutely beautiful (nearly as nice as my beloved Lowden, but in a different way) and I have it insured for £4500. Avalon took over the Lowden factory in Northern Ireland when George Lowden sold out and set up on his own. They are beautiful hand-crafted instruments. It's an absolute bargain at that price.

More info here:
Avalon Guitars


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: GUEST,Bodders
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 11:54 AM

Might be a bit late on the response here but the 'AS' or silver series are the same guitars but made in the east as opposed to Ireland. Obviously a bit lower quality, so its not worth thousands but in my opinion they're incredible value. I've got the exact model as you describe an I love it so easy to play and sounds like a top end acoustic to me


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: bubblyrat
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 05:40 AM

I have owned and played an Avalon AS -101 CE for about ten years now. The AS stands for ,or at least the "s", Silver series , ie Korean-made, as "Bodders" says. The CE means Cutaway "Electro " . It has a solid cedar top,laminated mahogany back and sides, with some pearwood trim , and has stood up to a lot of abuse over the years ! The electronics comprise a Fishman " Prefix Plus" which is more than adequate for my "plugged in" needs. It has a beautiful, rich, deep tone, many people having said how nice it sounds ; I have increased both tone and volume by using solid brass bridge-pins, as I do with other guitars (they suit my Guild as well ). I paid £550-00 for it , and it was worth every penny, believe me , so " Go for it " !!!


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 05:49 PM

I own an avalon AS-101-ce.
Best sound ever.
It truly is worth every penny.
I spent around 500-550£ on mine in belfast second hand.
No regrets


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: bubblyrat
Date: 18 Oct 11 - 05:29 AM

Well, when I used to play my Avalon in the Herschel Arms Irish "session" in Slough ,ace Irish player / singer Frank Docherty liked it so much that he went out & bought one as well ! Good old Frank ; back in Derry now , I believe ??


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Subject: RE: Avalon AS-100 guitar
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 11:06 PM

I just took a friend of mine who needed a good but not too expensive guitar to that store and showed her the Avalon, and she bought it, so it has a good home now. Nice to know it's going to stay in the neighborhood, as it were.


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