Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

DCGillrich
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Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by DCGillrich » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:35 am

I am looking to upgrade my rather modest Raimundo guitar, and have recently come across a second hand Thomas Dauge guitar in a local, specialist music shop. Here is a link to the luthier: http://www.thomasdauge.com/; I believe Thomas is a member of the Delcamp forum. The guitar I am looking at is No. 21 made in 2005, and looks more or less the same as shown on the 'Classic Guitar' page of the website. The soundboard is fine grained spruce, and the back and side are rosewood (but no information on the variety). Looking at the outside, the quality of construction looks very good. I have played it once briefly in the shop. It sounded fine, but I was 'competing' with a couple of people testing acoustic guitars, so the background was a little noisy. I will check it out further, but I am looking at other options as well.

My question is, does anyone have experience in playing or listening to classical guitars made by Thomas Dauge ? What are your impressions on the sound. I was especially interested in getting a guitar that has better sustain in the trebles compared to my Raimundo. Also, I would be interested in any links to YouTube or sound clips of a Thomas Dauge guitar being played (I haven't found any yet after briefly searching).

Thank you for your assistance. Cheers... Richard

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Isabelle Frizac
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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:21 pm

Look at the French forum.
Several members bought a thomas Dauge guitar :D
They are very happy!

Thomas Dauge

Recording with guitar 118 T.Dauge by FabienSimon , french forum.

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by Altophile » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 pm

The guitar on Thomas Dauge's website is simply gorgeous! With such excellent craftsmanship I would be stunned to learn that the guitar doesn't sound great.

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by DCGillrich » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:02 am

Thank you Isabelle! Providing the link was very helpful (searching the forum apparently only shows English language results for me). It was nice to hear the wma sound file example and read the comments. Cheers... Richard

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:20 am

In a few weeks, I will try - finally - T.Dauge 121.All new (July 2017), bought by a member of the French forum.

:casque: :D :guitare:

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by simonm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:09 am

DCGillrich wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:02 am
... searching the forum apparently only shows English language results for me ...
The other language forums are separate. You need a different log in for each. Some people (like Isabelle) are active on both the French and English forums.

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by ben etow » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi,

I tried a more recent Dauge than the 2005 you might end up buying. I think it was a 2013 one.
However, I have even less knowledge of the Raimundos.

The one I tried had a rather sustaining tone, but more because of the Savarez Alliance NT than because of the guitar itself.
It looked well made and nice, it sounded nicely too but frankly not that special to me. I know of many luthier guitars at least at the same level and some are cheaper (new) - I might add I know the building consistency of many of them.

That said, that 2005 in your local shop might be a bargain.

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Re: Thoughts on a Thomas Dauge Guitar

Post by DCGillrich » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:38 am

Well, I bought the Thomas Dauge No. 21 (2005) in the end. It is very nice (see below), but the stings are warn and need changing (and feel like they are extra hard tension, at least the E4). I have new sets of of Pro-Art Composite EJ45C (Normal tension) and Savarez Alliance Corum 500AJ (High Tension). I will see which set work best. Cheers... Richard
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