GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by Ludwig » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:39 pm

Perhaps, but at least there is no tax to pay.
Not perhaps, this is real!
And my personal calculation includes tax to pay or not tax to pay, so this is redundant.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by impphil » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:25 pm

I'm glad I woke this thread up, but my original question still stands about the string width.
I'm guessing it's because the guitar has a 50mm neck that it hasn't sold. I might be tempted otherwise.
This Ambridge for a similar price viewtopic.php?f=76&t=97361 sold instantly recently, although that one was in perfect condition and had Rio rosewood.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by MerltheWizard » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:02 pm

(Hammer slam) Sold!

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by cliffbryant » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:12 pm

impphil wrote:I'm glad I woke this thread up, but my original question still stands about the string width.
I'm guessing it's because the guitar has a 50mm neck that it hasn't sold. I might be tempted otherwise.
This Ambridge for a similar price viewtopic.php?f=76&t=97361 sold instantly recently, although that one was in perfect condition and had Rio rosewood.
I don't think the 50 mm nut width is really a problem. Typically you'll see a distance of 43 or 44 mm between the first and 6th strings. So the extra room in the nut just gives you more room to keep the 1st and 6th strings a bit further from the edge of the neck.....FWIW.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by impphil » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:44 pm

oh well too late now.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by petermc61 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:55 pm

MikeT wrote:it's all very well to talk about the GDP/EURO ratio - have a look at the Aus $ - just as well we have some very fine luthiers here. The SA looks like an amazing guitar. Merlin - are you really a wizard ? i didn't see you in any of the Harry Potter movies ?
Yes, guitars from both the UK and the U.S. cost us 50% more than just 18 months ago due to the declining dollar. Otherwise I would probably have bought this one....

An Ambridge is on my queue just don't know when one will be affordable.

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:44 pm

MerltheWizard wrote:(Hammer slam) Sold!
Congratulations Merlin. I just got home and my daughter said ... Richard....new guitar....Merlin.
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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by richardm » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:58 am

Yes, I finally decided to buy it. I saw it earlier in the year, and although I loved the guitar I decided against buying it, as I didn't really feel I could justify having two expensive guitars (I already own a Bert Kwakkel cedar). However, I've been thinking for a while that I missed an opportunity, so when I saw it was still available I decided to go for it. I'm collecting on Monday!

I think I now need to ask the moderators to ban me from the Guitars for Sale pages, or I'll end up with as many as you !

Richard

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by petermc61 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:53 am

richardm wrote:....... I didn't really feel I could justify having two expensive guitars (I already own a Bert Kwakkel cedar.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

I hope you never meet my wife! :lol:

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by UKsteve » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:32 pm

richardm wrote: I didn't really feel I could justify having two expensive guitars (I already own a Bert Kwakkel cedar). However, I've been thinking for a while that I missed an opportunity, so when I saw it was still available I decided to go for it. I'm collecting on Monday!
Hey - make sure you give us a review!

I have a cedar Kwakkel Merula and it's a lovely sounding guitar. To my ears, dark and strong, and surprisingly traditional given its non-traditional bracing. I'd be very interesting in hearing how the Ambridge differs etc.

I thought you had your sights on a Merrin?

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:15 pm

richardm wrote:Yes, I finally decided to buy it. I saw it earlier in the year, and although I loved the guitar I decided against buying it, as I didn't really feel I could justify having two expensive guitars (I already own a Bert Kwakkel cedar). However, I've been thinking for a while that I missed an opportunity, so when I saw it was still available I decided to go for it. I'm collecting on Monday!

I think I now need to ask the moderators to ban me from the Guitars for Sale pages, or I'll end up with as many as you !

Richard
Congratulations Richard. Well hit me with a wet fish! ; to see a delcamp member who is the father of my elder daughter's best friend and lives only a couple of streets away.
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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:29 pm

Richard, if you feel your wife may not like your having a new guitar, you can always leave it at my home. Then I could come around with your Ambridge and "lend" it to you. :lol:

Ed
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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by richardm » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:21 am

Good idea - I'll say all my guitars are yours and you can do the same. Everybody happy!

Actually I should be OK - just don't tell anyone how much it cost!

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by richardm » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:31 am

PS - I you ever need more room in your house I'd be happy to take your Wolverton off your hands for a while...

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Re: GB £.4200 Simon Ambridge spruce 2011, Hertfordshire

Post by edcat7 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:22 am

richardm wrote:PS - I you ever need more room in your house I'd be happy to take your Wolverton off your hands for a while...
Sure you can borrow it. I'd be interested in how they both compare. I think my Wolverton would compare very favourably to your Ambridge.
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