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Stanford Guitars - Any experience?

wilco 08 Mar 07 - 09:29 PM
The Sandman 09 Mar 07 - 04:53 AM
Mooh 09 Mar 07 - 08:34 AM
wilco 09 Mar 07 - 12:19 PM
The Sandman 09 Mar 07 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 11 Mar 07 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,3sheds 11 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM
wilco 11 Mar 07 - 07:35 PM
Bee 11 Mar 07 - 07:42 PM
The Sandman 12 Mar 07 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,bluevalentine 14 Mar 07 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: wilco
Date: 08 Mar 07 - 09:29 PM

I have small acoutic music store in Tennessee USA. I've recently picked-up Stanford guitars. They seem to be good guitars. I understand that they have been available in Europe for several years.
The PR materials say that they "... are made for Toni Goetz of the iMusic Network by Furc...... The Stanford Performer series follow the same designs as the European made Stanford Custom line, but at a much lower price." These are made in China.
Thanks in advance for info.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 04:53 AM

just check you dont have the same problem that I had with Vintage guitars,Good for a while and then problems with the action rising my local instrunent repairer refuses to touch chinese or far east guitars.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: Mooh
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 08:34 AM

I don't see a mention in The Blue Book (9th edition), so I wouldn't expect great re-sale or trade potential right away, if at all. Compared to the lower end Martin, Breedlove, Taylor, Godin/A&L/S&P/etc, and other more recognized brands, it's hard to predict how the Stanford brand will compete. Good lck.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: wilco
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 12:19 PM

Birdseye: What are the Vintage guitars you referenced?


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 12:30 PM

vintage 300, john hornby skewes and co ltd.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 10:57 AM

Wonderful guitars........but you need to be careful which series to buy. The top of the line Stanford Artist 5, 10 and 20 series made by Furch in Czechoslovakia in Europe are comparable in terms of quality, build, tone etc to Martins, Gibsons etc. All solid woods. Some may say they are even better.

I don't know about the Performer series from Asia.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: GUEST,3sheds
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 03:30 PM

Furch also have the Stonebridge brand apparently his guitars were recieving a bit of sales resistance when branded under his own name,Have a look at this month Acoustic Guitar magazine they got favourable reviews


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: wilco
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 07:35 PM

These are the Performer Series from Asia. The workmanship is very good. Apparently, some of the people who developed the Eastman guitar lines are involved in marketing in the USA. According to the promotional material, "... The Stanford Performer Series follow the same designs as the European Stanford Custom line, but at a much lower price." The PSD 10 and the PSD 28 are the most impressive, here in Martin/bluegrass country.
Thanks to all.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: Bee
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 07:42 PM

Captain Birdseye, "my local instrunent repairer refuses to touch chinese or far east guitars. " Whyever not? Can you explain "problems with the action rising"?

Obviously, I own a guitar made in China, and after a year, have had no issues with it. It seems to be well made, everything works as advertised, nothing is loose, twisted, or rusty, bar the player.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Mar 07 - 02:15 PM

If a repairer chooses not to work on an instrument,that is his prerogative.
this particular person makes Violins and mandolins and probably resents,chinese[low price] fiddles[they are low price] because the workers are not paid the proper price for their labour.
I understand that quality violin makers in cremona are worried about going out of business,.
problems with the action rising. it means that its got so high beyond the seventh fret that its unplayable,it is a shame because otherwise its a good guitar,not in the same league as my Fylde,which cost ten times more,and upon which I can go up to twelfth fret, nO problem.
Obviously Iwould like to be able to get my vintage guitar repaired.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: GUEST,bluevalentine
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 08:01 PM

I have had a Stanford 12-fret Dreadnaught size guitar, solid Indian rosewood & spruce, for nearly two years now. Construction is superb and tonally it is one of the best guitars I have ever owned, with huge presence. A portable cathedral! I have played two Martin equivalents and mine is much nicer, although the Martins may just take longer to play in.


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Subject: RE: Stanford Guitars - Any experience?
From: GUEST,Buddy lee,
Date: 12 Apr 17 - 04:05 PM

Anybody got any info on the stanford, msj300 i am thinking of buying , please.


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