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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All instruments were taught at this innovative establishment, but special emphasis was given to the guitar.

On the last page of “Josh White Guitar Method” printed there is a photo of this Zenith Josh White signature guitar and some text about it.

Views Read Edit View history. This was Britain’s first specialist guitar shop situated in the heart of London’s West End.

These included the Zenith Model 17 acoustic which became Paul McCartney ‘s first guitar and on which he subsequently wrote most of his early songs. 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, vior.


Inhis book “The Flamenco Guitar” was published. Although the makrants 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.

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.

Mark Dronge took Josh White to the Guild factory in Ivor Mairants was born in RypinPoland. Over the years he was often employed as a specialist consultant for leading instrument makers and importers.

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He came with his family to the United Kingdom in 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. This page was last edited on 25 Juneat A guitar made to Josh White’s specifications was made and was meant to become a signature guitar for Josh White, but it was never mass-produced. Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch owned one of these models in his early playing years.


It was written with the cooperation of Torroba conductorSabicas and other guitarists. 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. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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It was probably the first method for playing flamenco music written in English. Mark Dronge explained that “The scene was starting to change. 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 – “