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Dear Bob:

I received both guitars Friday evening. The G8 is a winner, as you predicted. I had my teacher, Randy Reed, evaluate it by playing blindfolded and comparing it to his Rozas and the Vowinkle. The volume, clarity and sustain were exceptional, equaling that of the Rozas, and the bass was well integrated with the treble. Randy valued the G8 at the $3,500 to $4,000 range and he's seen a lot of instruments in his concertizing and teaching activities. Having hands a bit smaller than the average man's, I also appreciated the shallower neck design that facilitates fingering. The workmanship is of a high order and the lacquer job is exceptional.

When I show the G8 around the local guitar community here, you may be getting some requests. And I'm curious as to the cedar top model. Could you let me know when you get one in? I'd also like to thank John Penn for his help in this long distance transaction. You've got a new and loyal customer here!


George Oberlander, Duke University, North Carolina