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A guitar needs to be played, it’s wood needs to mature and gain the wonderful tone of a ‘played in instrument’. Here at Fretsounds we spend a great deal of time sourcing quality preloved USED acoustic guitars. We are not interested in guitars which ‘have hardly been used’, or ‘haven’t been taken out of their case for years’, etc. And we are not overly worried about the odd light scuff mark as long as it does not detract from the overall quality and playability of a guitar. After all, those of us of a certain age rarely get through life without the odd ‘scuff mark’ or two ourselves…which may add a certain character.
Most of us need a bit of a ‘service’ when we get older, so if we feel that a guitar maybe improved by a bit of a tweak and set up we will make sure that it is done professionally. You can therefore be assured that the guitars that we choose to advertise for sale will be of top quality and thoroughly checked out - we at Fretsounds want to feel fully confident in passing on to our customers and fellow guitar players a beautiful preloved played in instrument.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via our Contact Page if you would like to arrange a viewing and try our guitars.
George Lowden talks about the quality of, and sound of an aging guitar.
“It affects it a lot. The more you play it, the better it gets. There’s something about the three - dimensional nature of the tone in an older guitar that you cannot replicate in a new one - so I notice with older guitars that there’s this BEAUTIFUL TONE”.
(from an interview in Acoustic Guitar.com)
We have for sale this stunning AA Custom Atkin Auditorium 2014 guitar. Built by one of the UK’s most respected premier luthiers, with an exceptional quality of finish. This is an absolute beauty in immaculate/mint condition and Includes original Atkin case, which is itself immaculate. The guitar has a superb low action which is an absolute joy to play. The sound is warm and wonderfully note articulate, and is the perfect fingerstyle guitar which also handles a plectrum beautifully. We will be genuinely sorry to see it go.
This guitar was originally sold by the North American Guitar Company and has had one owner who kept the guitar in pristine condition. We have included video of the actual guitar played by Michael Watts at TNAG. We have also included original pictures also from TNAG as we feel that we cannot improve on them as the guitar is still in the same immaculate condition as when originally sold. We acknowledge and thank them for the quality of pictures and video demo of the guitar. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange a viewing of this stunning guitar.
Atkin AA Custom
Condition: Very good ++
We have for sale this beautiful Larrivee OM-02, built in 1999 using all solid woods and in immaculate/mint condition with a fantastic quality of finish. Nearly 20 years old and not only in immaculate/mint condition but also with a great low playable action and a superb played in tone from the matured solid woods of this very fine guitar. As well as being a very fine fingerpicking guitar it also handles a plectrum equally well too, with a quality articulate sound projection. We really can’t fault this guitar, it really is as good as new - though better! - As it has been ‘played in’ and matured. Comes with original Larrivee case which in itself is in great condition. And newly fitted Newtone Master Class 12-52 gauge strings.
As Larrivee say on their website: “Above all our goal is affordable luxury - we aim to put high-end guitars into the hands of all players. We don’t want to build the most guitars. We just want to build the best”. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a viewing of this very fine guitar.
We have for sale this lovely Taylor 514ce Grand Auditorium 2002 guitar. This is a classic and very popular wood combination and body size, ideal for both fingerpicking and strumming. A seriously great all rounder and very popular with top recording and performing artists. Sounding not only superb unplugged It also has the Fishman Prefix Stereo Blender Preamp which delivers clear, articulate sound with emphasis on string definition and attack. To compliment and contrast this pickup, a miniature electret microphone captures the guitars natural ambience and sound chamber resonance. This enables you to blend the pickup and microphone together for a powerful and cohesive acoustic guitar tone. Includes original Taylor case.
This Taylor Guitar is in very good + + condition and has a wonderful ‘played in feel and tone’. We recently had it professionally set up and added Newtone 12-53 Master Class Strings. It has a nice low action which makes it very playable. There is a slight ‘scuff’ mark on front bottom edge of guitar (as seen in picture) which is very light and not really noticed unless looked for. Also very light marks on part of edging and back which in no way detracts from the overall very good appearance and playability of this very fine guitar. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a viewing of this very fine guitar.
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