At Ivor Mairants we are proud stockists of a range of jazz guitars. Buy online or. At Ivor Mairants we are proud stockists of a range of classic guitars. Buy online . Gibson Custom Shop Tal Farlow in Viceroy Brown (Pre-owned).

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Ivor Mairants was born in RypinPoland. UK guitarist John Renbourn and American guitarist Stefan Grossman who was living in the UK at the time have cited it as a critical influence on their playing.

By using this site, you marants to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mark Dronge explained that “The scene was starting to change.

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It was written with the cooperation of Torroba conductorSabicas and other guitarists. He came with his family to the United Kingdom in Although the store was sold in recent times to one of the UK’s major instrument distributors, it still bears his name and continues to stock one of Britain’s finest ranges of guitars.


Mark Dronge took Josh White to the Guild factory in The Great Jazz Guitarists 1 ed. In an interview McCartney relates how he was surprised to see a ‘chit’ in Abbey Road Studios that Mairants had signed as a session musician – ” Views Read Edit View history.

The Beatles were so influential and all these bands came out and the electric music was getting bigger and the plans for Josh White model just kind of fell by the wayside, unfortunately. A guitar made to Josh White’s specifications was made and was meant to become a signature guitar for Josh White, msirants it was never mass-produced.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 25 Juneat Scottish guitarist Bert Malrants owned one of these models in his early playing years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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It was probably the first method for playing flamenco music written in English. Inhis book “The Flamenco Guitar” was published.

All instruments were taught at this innovative establishment, but special emphasis was given to the guitar. These included the Zenith Model 17 acoustic which became Paul McCartney ‘s first guitar and on which igor subsequently wrote most of his early songs. Over the years he was often employed as a specialist consultant for leading instrument makers and importers.


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On the last page of “Josh White Guitar Method” printed there is a photo of this Zenith Josh White signature guitar and some text ivot it. This was Britain’s first specialist guitar shop situated in the heart of London’s West End. In the s and s his guitar playing was often heard on television, radio, film soundtracks, and many recordings with the popular Mantovani orchestra, and with Manuel and his Music of the Mountains.

With his wife Lily in he created the Ivor Mairants Musicentrea specialist guitar store in London that was the first of its kind in the country and is still among the foremost of its kind in the UK.