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consider the Prisloe guitar one of the
values on the market today. If one couples this with the fantastic workmanship and artistry contained in each of Tom’s guitars – I don’t believe you can go wrong!

Tom’s guitars are a throw-back to the masters – Torres, Hauser, etc. The clarity and separation of voicing in his guitars is memorable, as is the instant right-hand response and power of these guitars. I recommend these guitars without reservation! You will not find a guitar of this quality, at this price on the market today — a true concert guitar!!"

John McClellan
Concert Classical Guitarist and recording Artist
Director of the 1996 Guitar Foundation of America
International Convention and Competition, St. Louis

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homas Prisloe is building guitars that are excellent in every respect. The craftsmanship is exacting and elegant. The tonal response is even throughout the range of the instrument; the sound is focused and assertive without losing that seductive warmth that is so appealing to the player and the audience."

David Grimes
Director of Guitar Studies
California State University, Fullerton

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arlier this year, I bought a guitar made by Thomas Prisloe. It’s a rather small-bodied instrument made of rosewood and spruce. The workmanship is first-rate, if a little on the “plain” side. It’s a remarkably playable guitar and quite “forgiving” (something that a player with a hard attack like mine truly needs). The crowning achievement of this guitar, however, is the tone. It has all the warmth of a cedar topped guitar with the projection and clarity of a spruce topped instrument. It has the sound that I’ve been looking for, for a long long time, and since I’ve gotten it, I’ve performed on no other guitar."

Joseph Mayes
Concert Classical Guitarist
Head of the Guitar Department
Rowan College of New Jersey

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homas Prisloe’s guitar is a joy to play. Wonderful balance and sensitivity. I bought a spruce in 1992 to compliment my ‘72 Ramirez which I haven’t played since."

Todd Woodbury
Performer and Recording Artist , Faculty member of University of Utah, Webster State University and Westminister College

hat a great guitar! This is exactly what a classical guitar should be. It has warmth, projection, balance, and power. I love the separation of voices within chords and the uniformity of tone and volume up and down the neck. Individual notes are very musical, with big, satisfying fundamentals that are punctuated by wonderfully expressive timbre and complexity. This is exactly the voice I have been searching for—it has enhanced all of my music and revealed unexpected details and nuances in pieces I have played for years. I am especially impressed by the guitar's range. It is sensitive and responsive at low volume, but it also has great reserves of power: If pushed hard, it just gets better. When I first received the guitar, I couldn't put it down. I still can't. Thank you very much for creating the best guitar I've ever played."

Dennis Coon, Ph.D.
Author, steel string guitar maker, guitarist

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om Prisloe is a superb luthier. His guitars are some of the finest instruments I've had the pleasure to play. In 1996, I purchased a Prisloe and am happy that I did. Not only is this guitar a remarkable sounding instrument with a beautiful tone and clarity of voice but a great bargain. I highly recommend Tom's guitars to anyone looking for a solid concert guitar at (still) a very reasonable price."

Manley Mallard, Cordinator of Guitar Studies, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois; Music Publisher, Guitar Chamber Music Press

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Imy new guit
am very impressed with my new guitar. Although it is somewhat smaller (644 scale) it has a big, warm sound with great clarity. It is also very user friendly. The guitar is a real gem and a joy to play."

Glenn Caluda, Associate Professor of Guitar, Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia

he guitars of Thomas Prisloe are beautifully conceived. My own Prisloe is reminiscent of the design concepts incorporated in the instruments of Antonio Torres. It is a small-bodied instrument with remarkable tone, clarity and projection. It is evenly balanced and has an amazing amount of volume for being so small. The guitar sings! What a revelation to play an instrument such as this!"

John Johns, Recording Artist, Associate Professor of Guitar and Chair of the Guitar Department, Blair School of Music,Vanderbilt University

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first played my Prisloe guitar at a guitar exposition in upstate New York. I was immediately impressed. The tone is crystal clear and very beautiful. Aside from projecting very well, it has a balance that is near perfect. Combining these qualities with its attractive craftmanship, I can truly say this guitar has the sound and feel I've been looking for

Micah J. Scoville,
Music Editor, Guitar Review Magazine

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