Reviews by Brian Waddington :
It always amazes me that guitarists flock to the big brands when they want a “quality” guitar and seem happy to part with huge sums of money to own the latest models…or even a vintage model.
I’ve owned a few and I always seem to be selling them on because they are just not quite right! Surely if you are a guitar player you want to own the best guitar, and the only judgement you make should be how the guitar feels, sounds and plays in your hands?
I went off the big brands many years ago when I discovered that I could get the equivalent or (in my case) a much better quality guitar than the branded and over priced ranges that adorn the guitar shops and magazines.
For example I love the PRS shape and sound so I went to try one at a guitar show…It was beautiful, played like a dream and I loved it…it was £1350.00 ! I had to think about it… so I wandered around the show and came across Cassidy Guitars Stand. My eye was caught by the CE751 so I had a look…picked it up and played it. Stunning !! I couldn’t believe how well it played and sounded …. I then went back to the PRS….played it…back the the Cassidy Stand…played the CE751. I journeyed back and forth several times….i had to be certain. There was no doubt in my mind that the Cassidy guitar was more than a match for the other guitar so I bought it.
I saved myself a fortune and gained a “keeper” I have only ever played one other guitar that is better than this….and would you believe that it also is a Cassidy guitar !! I cannot praise these instruments too much or too often…. they are beyond excellent in all areas….Value, Quality and Playability. I recommend them wholeheartedly. Buy one !!!
Several years ago I discovered Cassidy Guitars at a Guitar Show and was blown away by a CE751 which I bought. (And still love !!)
I’d had the guitar for just over a year and was wanting a second guitar that would give me a different sound range….so off I trundled to Cassidy Guitars again !! My experience with the CE751 has made me a devotee of the Cassidy Guitars. All around quality and value made the decision a “no brainer” so off I went to see Mr Cassidy !! I ended up with the CE551 which is awesome !!
A long conversation with the main man left me understanding why these guitars were so good…. he has personally specified every detail of the instruments. A player and Guitar Teacher himself, Simon Cassidy knows his stuff!!
He has produced a range of the most fantastic guitars which offer unbelievable value for money.