I haven't seen much mention of the Pavan TP-20's or TP-30's these recent few years, whereas about 10-12 years ago, they were very highly spoken of as good-quality and excellent-value factory guitars. Has there been a deterioration of the quality, or has the price risen too much (exchange rate fluctuations?), or has nothing really changed except for the fact that it's just not the newest flavour-of-the-season anymore?
What are forum members' views on the Pavans now? Are they still seen as good quality and good/excellent value if purchased new?
Unfortunately I have almost no chance to go Tom Prisloe's shop to try them out (I'm halfway round the world, and Trump's haphazardly strict enforcement of immigration controls scare me). If I want to get one, I'd have to chance a "blind" purchase, probably a TP-30/64 (and that assumes I manage to reach Mr Prisloe).
Would appreciate it if fellow members could let me have their views, particularly if their purchases of their new Pavans are in the recent few years, on their price-vs-quality.