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  1. Not a lot of information on the net about Suzuki Guitars, and specs ,and serial number dating . They stopped making these before the internet took off. I found a 6 string model # (f 100 s ) There's a small amount of information about the f100 but nothing about the "s" . this place in model number Usually refers to finish . all the f100 had englemen spruce or laminated englemen spruce and have no "s" to identify it as spruce . So it doesn't refer to top. it supposed to be cedar so do the Japanese spell cedar with "s". It's not slim either ,that was on folk Guitar this is a dreadnaught . any one know how or where to find out about these guitars. This one sounds and plays great for 47years old.
  2. All The Norman's are deffinatly worth the money . but if you look on kijji here in Ottawa there's always about a dozen used b20 and b18 . you almost never see studio models .I conclude from that nobody wants to sell the st40 cutaway or the St68 cutaway. I sure dont . I understand Norman has discontinued the st68 now (2019) and are going in a different direction, ...guitars under $700 for the masses. Hard to see how they will continue with solid wood at those prices. *2004 b-18. I bought used and abused $50 kijji *2006 b-18. I bought used and abused $60 kijji *2012 st-40 acoustic I bought new $589 *2014 st-40 folk I bought new $426 *2014 st-40 folk I bought used $300 kijji *2014 st-40 cutaway I bought mint $600 kijji *2012 st-40 cutaway I bought mint $500 kijji *2014 st-68 cutaway and tric case I bought mint kijji $850 *2003 jdp limited Martin I bought new $4000 *2004 d15e Martin I bought new $2000 - if I can figure out how to post pictures I'll post them. It bothers me when I see a lot of people compare Norman guitar vs Martin's. If your going to do that to be fair ,you can not compare any of the plywood models like Norman b18 or b20. If you want a true comparison try their studio line , st-40 cutaway ,cedar top mahogany secondary woods. or the st-68 cutaway. spruce top rosewood secondary woods. These are both $1000 less than Martins . I own a d15 and a j40 and the two Normans mentioned above. BTW the rumour is that the founder Norman boucher ,when younger rented a d18 took it home dismantled it and and made templates. But when he tried to return it they caught on and made him pay for the martin. So basically they are made the same construction. and Norman bought a lot of old barns in country side for the 600 year old quarter sawn beams for their tops. I know they are not better than Martin's but for the money they are pretty close. Give them a try. Btw It seems the farther away from Quebec the more they cost. And I believe they keep the best ones in Quebec.
  3. I also believe that a Norman guitar like the b20 will not sound better as it ages. It's laminated . IMO the b20 or the b18 are waste of money and just a tease .their good value for entry level but for a few dollars more you can get their studio models which are all wood. These will improve as the wood ages and opens up. Laminate will not.
  4. It bothers me when I see a lot of people compare Norman guitar vs Martin's. If your going to do that to be fair ,you can not compare any of the plywood models like Norman b18 or b20. If you want a true comparison try their studio line , st-40 cutaway ,cedar top mahogany secondary woods. or the st-68 cutaway. spruce top rosewood secondary woods. These are both $1000 less than Martins . I own a d15 and a j40 and the two Normans mentioned above. BTW the rumour is that the founder Norman boucher ,when younger rented a d18 took it home dismantled it and and made templates. But when he tried to return it they caught on and made him pay for the martin. So basically they are made the same construction. and Norman bought a lot of old barns in country side for the 600 year old quarter sawn beams for their tops. I know they are not better than Martin's but for the money they are pretty close. Give them a try. Btw It seems the farther away from Quebec the more they cost. And I believe they keep the best ones in Quebec.
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