joined up today at the forum as I had a few questions about an Avalon Gold series S101
and thought this might be an appropriate place to ask?
So, I decided I "need" a new guitar and in my search for one that really suits me I've tried out quite a few by now. Last week I ran into a shop that had 40% discount on a few items of its stock, of which an Avalon S101
/E. I was quite impressed with the sound, considering that I play different styles and use different techniques (not of a very high level btw
) and ofcourse like them all to sound good on my future guitar!
Now here it is. I got the impression that the guitar had been locked in the cabinet for quite a while, so that got me curious and in search for some background info. So far, not much luck at all!
Is anyone here maybe able to provide me with some info on this guitar?
For instance what it's made of, what kind of electronics it's equiped with? Just for personal curiosity, when was it possibly built? (very, very) maybe a few personal experiences?
The guitar had a red cedar top, wooden rozette and according to the sticker, was made in Avalon, UK. There was no EQ built in, but there was a small onboard pre-amp. I think the serial nr was A00425.
As I'm asking questions now, the only reason I didn't buy the guitar at that moment, was that despite of the suberb sound, it was too heavy for me to play. Eventhough it was well set-up. Dear old RSI on the left hand
. Ofcourse this can be adjusted with lighter gauge strings (0.10 preferably) and a bit lighter action, but that will likely also affect the sound.. Anyone any experience with this? Any pitfalls I might be able to avoid?
So, quite a few questions for a newbie to ask!
Many (MANY!) thanks to anyone taking the effort to answering any of these!