Art & Lutherie Guitars

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  1. AnotherJim

    AnotherJim Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know anything about these. I received one as part of a bundle of gear tonight and the body (other than the dings) appears to be of a very nice quality (sticker in the body says “cedar). The seller called it a beginner guitar, but their website does not look like what I would call entry level guitars. Although this guitar is filthy and will get all new strings and a cleaning, I did a little research and cant find too much. The body and neck feel like they are going to be very nice when I am done with it. A & L is manufactured in Quebec and is owned by Godin :thumbsup:. Would love to hear any experience or knowledge on these.

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    And a bumpity bump for viewage!
     
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    Love it! I have a Seagull acoustic (also Godin company) and I think they share alot of build features. Just curious what is the neck profile on yours? My Seagull is very wide and thin - takes a little getting used to but now it feels great. Congratulations on your new guitar!
     
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    Without getting too specific I, as I haven’t done much with it yet, it is a c style profile. I haven’t measure the neck at the nut yet, but the feel is that it is smaller than my LP style and a little bit bigger/equal to my strat. IT seems that when it is restrung it is always going to feel nice. Hard to tell totally without one of the strings on
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I could be wrong, probably am, but I've always thought Seagull < Godin < A&L ???
     
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    The ones that I have seen and played have been very nice. It's one of the many brands that fall under Godin ownership.
     
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    THey do a lot with cedar and cherry woods. Pretty well made. My Seagull was a sweet player. Cedar is kind of quiet and a little on the mellow side but in a nice way.
     
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    The first guitar I bought my wife back when she was learning to play maybe 18 years ago was an Art & Lutherie dreadnought with a satin finish and a cedar top. It was a very nice guitar and I'd recommend them to anyone.
     
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    And Norman too, I believe.
     

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