John, thanks a million for your help,as usual it was 1st class. John, I was given this guitar in a state of shock and great sadness, my friend had died of cancer and he's very kind brother wanted me to have it as a gift. When I took it out of it's Lowden case I strummed it and found it had been tuned to open D, my friend was an excellent guitar player and I had to work seriously hard to fight back the tears.
It's with mixed emotions I play this wonderful guitar, I'm determined to put it to GOOD use as a tribute to it's previous owner who was a fantastic guy and much loved by everyone who knew him.
To be honest, I'd just bought myself a Takamine ETN 10 C, it was 2 years old and had never been played. I'll not go into the storey behind the purchase, but I paid £600 for it and was happy to do so, it's a absolute gem. I sold my Avalon 201 ce for £300 which was a fare price, so I now have 2 excellent guitars to go into battle with, plus the unico "which I again thank you from the bottom of my heart for pointing me in the right direction, WELL DONE JOHN" so, I'll get the Flambeau sorted out and return to youtube with a new song.
The model is 032c and serial No is 830556, my son said I was a lucky man, my wife said I deserved this guitar after forty years of playing guitar and writing songs. Still, I must agree with them both. A friend of mine once said you make your own luck through persistence he's name is Rory McIlroy, I used to be a hero in Holywood then Rory came along, ah well