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Old 06-30-2008, 04:17 PM
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Has anyone heard of Tom Prisloe? He is a luthier in New York & his guitars are called Pavan Classical Guitars. I bought the TP20 model last year & have really liked it. I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with his guitars.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:49 AM
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Tom Prisloe is a fine luthier but he does not make the Pavan guitars. He imports them from Spain. I've never played one and I'm not sure which Spanish manufacturer actually builds them but they're supposedly very good instruments.
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:07 AM
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I have on of them. It is a good guitar and it is a great price for a solid wood instrument (around $1000) I would recommend one if you are looking to move into the solid wood realm and do not have more money that sense.

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A site search will yield a lot of info re this guitar (and others) . I noticed the price for his model TP-30 has gone up to $1495.00 w/o a case. For that you can get a Loriente Clarita. I've played both with the same strings (D'Addario J-44's) and the Clarita is notably louder and has a more robust sound. Hope you find what you're looking for.
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I have the loan of a nearly new pt30 cedar till march. No great shakes. Loud but just no there there. Guess I am spoiled by my spruce luthier built guitar. I would not buy a pavan. I would shop for something better and used. No way would I buy any guitar I had not played. No charge for my 2 cents.
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I have been considering a Pavan, but have read a lot of good things about the Loriente Clarita, too. I need a short scale, though, 630/50. Can the Clarita be special ordered at these specs?
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I have heard 2 Pavan TP20's and i thought both were very nice. Not as good as my Keneth Roberts hand built guitar but very respectable.
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i have a tp 30 and i am not impressed at all the, e and b treble strings are very weak ,if i play it with a feather touch its passable ,but as soon as i play it with a little more force the string sound breaks down .i have tried many different strings all the same affect .and the balance is not that good either.i get a few notes that have a thud sound not pleasant at to the ear.
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I have been considering a Pavan, but have read a lot of good things about the Loriente Clarita, too. I need a short scale, though, 630/50. Can the Clarita be special ordered at these specs?
...............

I'm hearin' th' ol' Pat travers song (playin' on a Clarita!!??)...

"BOOM BOOM, OUT GOES THE LIGHTS!!!"

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I have been considering a Pavan, but have read a lot of good things about the Loriente Clarita, too. I need a short scale, though, 630/50. Can the Clarita be special ordered at these specs?
......sigh...

Ol' 'Tony must be sleepin'....

anyway, whilst perusin' thru' the typos all over the "new site...(see link)

I found this---at 620 scale.....

http://www.guitarrasramirez.com/engl...esionalEn.html



(that typo on the label page re: CWE 86 is pretty bad...I hope somebody tells her!!! )

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