Well, here we are.........the final chapter.
The guitar arrived today and prompted all the excited anticipation of unpacking.
The first thing that hit me was that wonderful smell of the new wood combined with the awsome, striking looks of the instrument. The build quality is flawless and surpassed all my expectations. (I am definitely sticking with the amber tuning buttons)!
Tuned up to concert pitch and hit my first chord.....the sound....simply stunning, so rich compared to my Takamine (Cedar & Mahogany). Perfect in every department, strumming, flatpicking and fingerpicking. The neck profile is also perfect for me...........this guitar is simply SUPERB.
On to the electrics (Fishman Prefix Plus).
Plugged into my PA and again the guitar ticked all the boxes. Perfect balance between the strings, terrific pre-amp giving unlimited eq. ing.......plus, one feature I consider a MUST when amplifying an acoustic, a notch filter!
I am ablsolutely delighted with this guitar and it now joins my A200CE in the Avalon family but, rest assured, this guitar has been bought to be gigged, not just to look at, and it will make it's debut this Friday (can't wait)!
Special thanks to JB who has been in regular contact in his updating and help with the project........ and a big thank you to the Avalon team for producing such a fantastic guitar.
Thanks to you all for your private messages, help and advice and I look forward to being able to contribute something in return, to the forum, soon.
Now...................where's that guitar!