FAQ’s

FAQ’s

Please check the FAQ’s below for an answer to your question. You can contact us directly if you require more information.

Guitar dimensions in ‘mm’

 
Jumbo        
 Auditorium   
 Dreadnought Small          
 Large Bout
   416      406        408   370
 Small Bout
   303      300        288   272
 Waist
   258      252        273   233
 Box Length inc Heel

   540      525        525   505
 Total Length

   1040      1030        1030   1010
 Depth
   124      120        120   100
 Nut Width

   44      44        44   44
 Neck Width at 14th

   56      56        56   56
 

    


Q: What is my Avalon guitar made from?

A: All handmade Avalon’s are constructed using top quality solid timbers from around the world.  The Korean made Silver series had solid wood soundboards and laminated back and sides.


Q: What strings are on my Avalon guitar?
A: We use D’Addario strings as standard:
    EXP16 (12–53) for 6 string
    EXP38 (10–47) for 12 string
    EJ44C (Extra Hard Tension) for nylon Fusion models


Q: Where was my Avalon guitar made?
A: All handmade Avalon’s are made in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.  The Silver series were only in production between 2003 & 2006 and constructed in Korea.


Q: I can feel the fret ends when playing my guitar, what has happened?
A: Your guitar has more than likely lost some moisture causing the fingerboard to shrink slightly, you might also have some fret–buzz creep in and a loss of tone.  It is important to re–hydrate your guitar as soon as possible.  There are products available to assist you with this like the Humidipak, Dampit and Oasis, you can also contact us for information to best treat your guitar.


Q: When was my Avalon ‘Legacy’ guitar built?
A: #0001–0328  2003
    #0329–0930  2004
    #0931–1113  2005
    #1114–1225  2006
    #1226–1352  2007
    #1353–1431  2008
    #1432–1528  2009
    #1529–1628  2010
    #1629–1733  2011
    #1734–1811  2012
    #1812–????   2013


Q: When was my Avalon ‘Gold’ guitar built?
A: #0001–0494  2002
    #0495–0822  2003
    #0823–0928  2004
    #0929–0985  2005
    #0986–0992  2007


Q: When was my Avalon ‘Silver’ guitar built?
A: The Silver model serial number is a 3 part code, broken down as follows…
    0311456  =  03~11~456  =  year~month~production number.
    So the guitar was built in 2003 in November and 456th guitar that month.


Q: What type of finish is on my Avalon guitar?
A: We use Nitro–Cellulose lacquer.


Q: What size of frets are fitted to my Avalon guitar?
A: We use a jumbo sized fretwire …
    Crown width 2.9mm
    Crown height 1.3mm
    Tang width 0.6mm
    Tang width including barbs 0.95mm
    Total height 3.0mm
    Hardness HV–175.
    Some earlier Avalon models are fitted with medium sized fretwire with a
    crown width of 2.4mm and crown height of 1.1mm.


Q: What material is used for nut and saddles?
A: Genuine Ox Bone and/or Water Buffalo.


Q: What type of truss rod do you use?
A: Gotoh Bi–Flex / 2 way truss rod as standard.


Q: What is the correct factory string setup specification?
A: Standard string height at the 12th fret is 2.4mm (Bass) and 1.8mm (Treble), measured from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string.


Q: My Avalon guitar has a Lifetime Warranty, it needs a new set of strings, do you supply and fit them for free?
A: Ha ha ha! Nice try but no, strings are not covered by the Limited Lifetime Warranty.