A. J. Sturgess

"Alan Sturgess"
JHS Vintage V100 'Iced Tea'
Top Reviewer Ranking: 264
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (2,049 of 2,437)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
I try to make positive comments and provide plenty of information (and images where useful) about an item's contents or usefulness, but if something is a disappointment, I say so and try to be as objective as possible when explaining my reasons for awarding a low star rating.

I intensely dislike those people who post reviews or comments which are no more than unfocused explosions of negativity o… Read more

Playing the guitar (not very well since I severed nerves in my left hand), photography, cooking and editing 25 years-worth of poetry written for children during my long career as a teacher, Keystage manager and Literacy co-ordinator.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 264 - Total Helpful Votes: 2049 of 2437
Vintage Paul Brett Signature 12-String by Vintage
This is a slightly edited copy of a review of this guitar that I posted into a guitarists’ forum. I have also uploaded a doodlin’, noodlin’ and pootlin’ acoustic-only demo titled ‘Vintage VE8000PB-12 : Paul Brett signature 12 string’ but there are several other much betters one if you look for tem – including Paul Brett’s own demo.

I'll begin with facts and features and then go into more personal responses to thie guitar.

Solid spruce top. Rosewood back, sides (laminated), fingerboard and bridge. Decorative purfling using maple wood. Graphtec nut and compensated saddle. Scale length 649mm (25.55”). 18 frets with neck joining body at 12th fret. Fishman… Read more
Alterna - CAVIAR CLINICAL root&scalp stimulator 10&hellip by Alterna
4.0 out of 5 stars Definite results, 10 April 2014
My wife has been using this product after it was recommended to her by a good friend. There have been definite results which are markedly better and more noticeable when compared to her previous experience of hairloss after chemo. On that occasion, hair re-growth was massively slower than currently, when she has been using the Alterna product. Maybe it works better for some than others - that, after all, is often the case and pattern with medical products.
Songs From the Compleat Angler ~ Paul Brett
Best described as an odd blend of 'faux late Elizabethan and faux Regency' music. It's very refined and with Paul often seeming to sing about an octave above where he feels comfortable. One or two songs (eg: 'Virtue' and 'In praise of a beggar's life') almost have the feel of mini-opera in the way the stories are told). There is also a lot of small-orchestra accompaniment

Many folks know Paul Brett for his highly accomplished 12 string guitar work or his bluesy singing or his heavier music with 'Sage'. This is utterly different ..... laid back, gentle, a bit 'wafty' at times and in places I'm afraid to say, almost ambient.

I bought this because I admire Paul's playing… Read more

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