BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium - Sold

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BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium - Sold

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:31 pm

- Type / luthier: Classical Guitar / Alain Raifort
- Year of construction: 2004
- Scale length (mm): 650
- Width (mm): 52
- Tuners: Gotoh Premium
- Condition: Average playing wear
- Price: EUR 2200
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes
- Location (nearest city): Brussels (Belgium)


I offer a very nice sounding cedar/EIR guitar, built by the French luthier Alain Raifort in Tours. Usual 65/52 sice, fitted with Gotoh Premium tuners. The instrument has been played for a long time by the French guitarist Damien Lancelle. He played it at the 2011 GFA competition where he finished third in the ranking. I am the second owner.

Watch him and listen to the guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5ukVEYCkT4

This cedar guitar is traditionally braced and has a warm, quite powerful, but transparent voice. It's extremely easy to play. The Belgian master luthier Karel Dedain recently restored the instrument thoroughly. It is now fitted with new frets and has a new French polish. Apart from some nail marks at the soundhole which are still visible, the appearance of the guitar is absolutely shining.

The guitar is based in Brussels/Belgium. Visitors eager to play the instrument are welcome.
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Re: EUR 2200 Alain Raifort, 2004, cedar/EIR

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi Michael, good luck with the sale. With all the other good stuff you have at the moment, I guess this is now in retirement.

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Re: EUR 2200 Alain Raifort, 2004, cedar/EIR

Post by Bernabe » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:36 pm

nice head!!
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Re: EUR 2200 Alain Raifort, 2004, cedar/EIR

Post by Ludwig » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:18 pm

This is a first class guitar for a 5th class price!
Very recommended!
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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by bobbyboy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Can you tell me the width at the lower bout. Any problem shipping to USA
Thanks
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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by rinneby » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 pm

SOLD (to me) ;)

/Jon
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2006 - Casimiro Lozano XXV Aniversario

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:55 am

Yes, indeed. The guitar has found a new owner. Mods, would you please move the thread to the "sold" section. Thanks.
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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by simonm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am

rinneby wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 pm
SOLD (to me) ;)

/Jon
Congratulations to the two of you. I spotted the "new" guitar in your signature yesterday but didn't put 2+2 together. :-)

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by rinneby » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:43 am

simonm wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am
rinneby wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 pm
SOLD (to me) ;)

/Jon
Congratulations to the two of you. I spotted the "new" guitar in your signature yesterday but didn't put 2+2 together. :-)
Thanks, I don't have it yet, we are working out the shipping :)
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2006 - Casimiro Lozano XXV Aniversario

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by es335 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 am

simonm wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am
... I spotted the "new" guitar in your signature yesterday but didn't put 2+2 together. :-)
This should read „new“ guitars! :wink:
You missed the „new“ Dragan Musulin guitar! :D

Congrats to buyer and seller! I’m excited to hear Jon‘s reviews on these non Japanese guitars! :wink: :)

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by rinneby » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 am

es335 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:45 am
simonm wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am
... I spotted the "new" guitar in your signature yesterday but didn't put 2+2 together. :-)
This should read „new“ guitars! :wink:
You missed the „new“ Dragan Musulin guitar! :D

Congrats to buyer and seller! I’m excited to hear Jon‘s reviews on these non Japanese guitars! :wink: :)
The Dragan arrives today, review coming up!

/J
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2006 - Casimiro Lozano XXV Aniversario

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Congrats. If one can produce such beautiful tone like in that YT videos, this is an outstanding instrument!
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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium

Post by rinneby » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:26 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Congrats. If one can produce such beautiful tone like in that YT videos, this is an outstanding instrument!
I wish ;)
1977 - Kuniharu Nobe No.15
1997 - Dragan Musulin
2004 - Alain Raifort Grand Concert
2006 - Casimiro Lozano XXV Aniversario

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

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Re: BE €.2200 Alain Raifort cedar 2004, Brussels, Belgium - Sold

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:00 am

Well, outstanding is a big word. But it is for sure a guitar with a very fine tone. The basses are really impressive.
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017

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