I have just spent an enthralling hour being shown around the Avalon Factory in Newtownards. I had left my guitar in to have it tweaked and JB had arranged a tour for my wife, two sons ( 10 & 8 ) and me. I expected a ten minute walk around, but no, we got the full guided tour and story of an Avalon guitar from rough sawn timber to work of art. My kids were really fascinated.
When you are told that Avalon guitars are handmade; they mean handmade with genuine passion and meticulous attention to detail. It is terrific to see people talk about their work with such feeling and a great way to spend an hour.
Thanks to all the guys for taking so much time with us, particularly the boys, they attentively answered all their questions, even the daft ones!
As my wife said on the way home; "You just don't get customer relations like that".
And the best thing of all is that my wife now knows what I am jabbering on about when I say how lovely Avalon guitars are.