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BrianEE93
06-08-2012, 11:15 AM
I got recommended a Pavan guitar for a great student guitar. Anyone have any experience with these?

I might splurge next year for an all solid wood TP-20 for my son.

http://www.pavanguitars.com/models.html

WaddyT
06-08-2012, 01:18 PM
I have read posts by some folks who have them on other forums, and they seem to like them, generally. Prisloe actually selects the top woods himself, as I understand it. He's a good builder, himself, so he works from experience. He also sets up each guitar before he ships it out.

BrianEE93
06-08-2012, 01:30 PM
I have read posts by some folks who have them on other forums, and they seem to like them, generally. Prisloe actually selects the top woods himself, as I understand it. He's a good builder, himself, so he works from experience. He also sets up each guitar before he ships it out.

Thank you for the response.

Looks like you make some very nice guitars yourself!

hesson11
06-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Tom is an absolutely first-class guy, and the Pavans are way more guitar than you have a right to expect for the money, judging from my experience with a TP-30-64. Try searching around here and on the Delcamp forum for more comments. Just one thing, Tom isn't really an e-mail kind of guy. You'll have better luck calling him, unless he's changed over the last few years.
-Bob

WaddyT
06-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Seems to me I saw a TP-30 for sale over at Delcamp, recently, for a good price. Here is the link. As a matter of fact it's a 64 too. http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=67358

BrianEE93
06-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Seems to me I saw a TP-30 for sale over at Delcamp, recently, for a good price. Here is the link. As a matter of fact it's a 64 too. http://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=67358

Those look really nice with wood that Tom hand selects.

fitness1
06-10-2012, 12:48 PM
I had a TP-30 for a short time.....it was an OK classical, but I had many other instruments that were head and shoulders above it tonally. Workmanship was fine, but it just didn't have a lot of "liveliness" compared to a lot of other instruments I've owned.

BrianEE93
06-10-2012, 12:53 PM
I had a TP-30 for a short time.....it was an OK classical, but I had many other instruments that were head and shoulders above it tonally. Workmanship was fine, but it just didn't have a lot of "liveliness" compared to a lot of other instruments I've owned.

Thanks for the feedback. What were some you liked better?

fitness1
06-10-2012, 01:47 PM
I had a CY140 Yairi at the same time that had better volume and string separation.

Others were (all spruce tops)the Loriente Clarita's, Cervantes Hauser concert, Aparicio AA100 spruce, Cordoba Pro R and 55R......

I'm sure there were others, but those were definitely more responsive guitars than the Pavan. May have just been a less than ideal one, but no way to tell.....

BrianEE93
06-10-2012, 01:49 PM
I had a CY140 Yairi at the same time that had better volume and string separation.

Others were (all spruce tops)the Loriente Clarita's, Cervantes Hauser concert, Aparicio AA100 spruce, Cordoba Pro R and 55R......

I'm sure there were others, but those were definitely more responsive guitars than the Pavan. May have just been a less than ideal one, but no way to tell.....

Thank you!

Odie1974
06-21-2012, 08:06 AM
I have a Pavan Tp30 (cedar). I got it some time ago when it was cheaper (1200 USD) for a new guitar and the conversion rates were good.

IMO the guitar is OK. Not brilliant, but not bad either. It is a loud and responsive guitar.
TBH I am hard pressed to find a better sounding guitar in Poland for the money, but that may be due to low quality of instruments in Polish stores in general...

Are there better ones for similar money? Probably yes. I would (if i could) try out the Lorient and Cervantes in your place (I read good things about them).

As a student guitar - I think it would do fine and would get your son through music school. Then he will want to upgrade to something much better (and much more expensive) for sure.

BrianEE93
06-21-2012, 11:49 AM
I have a Pavan Tp30 (cedar). I got it some time ago when it was cheaper (1200 USD) for a new guitar and the conversion rates were good.

IMO the guitar is OK. Not brilliant, but not bad either. It is a loud and responsive guitar.
TBH I am hard pressed to find a better sounding guitar in Poland for the money, but that may be due to low quality of instruments in Polish stores in general...

Are there better ones for similar money? Probably yes. I would (if i could) try out the Lorient and Cervantes in your place (I read good things about them).

As a student guitar - I think it would do fine and would get your son through music school. Then he will want to upgrade to something much better (and much more expensive) for sure.

Thank you. Always better and more expensive. :)

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06-22-2012, 01:57 AM
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