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A few unsolicited testimonials from musicians who've purchased
Noyce products over the years and are very satisfied. All
of these are unabridged* e-mails that came off of our web
(*Although we have removed the
last names to ensure that their instruments aren't put at
risk by publishing this information)
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I was just looking at your website and thought you might
like to look
at a couple of pics of one of your old guitars. I believe
it to be a '78 Dolphin.
I have owned the guitar since 1993 where I
bought it from Crossroads Guitars, Ballarat. It
was love at first site! The great combination
of timbers and I just adore the shape, it's uniqueness
gets comments wherever it goes and the neck feels/plays
Since the photo pictured aside the Vox I have
made a few modifications to try and taylor the
guitar to my sound. (your'e probably wincing right
now!) This included replacing the bridge and also
the EMG's which I found a little too aggressive.
I now have Seymour Duncans, a SH-4 JB Humbucker
in the Bridge and a SH-1 '59 in the neck position.
This guitar really defines my sound.
Out of interest could you let me know of any info
you have on the model. ie specs, how many were made,
what they retailed for new and what you think it would
be worth now. (it's priceless to me!)... even just your
thoughts on the model. I look forward to your reply
Tue, 8 Feb 2005
(Editor's Note: This guitar is actually a 1978 N5
series originally fitted with two dual sound EMG pickups
which David has since replaced with SDs. Looks nice
with the Boogie, doesn't it!)
I just thought I'd browse the web and I ended up finding
you. Just wanted to say HI and wish you a very happy
2005 for you and you family. I've still got my two beautiful
"Noyces" the bass and the 6 string electric,
I'm looking forward to recording soon so the instruments
will be an integral part of the sound.
All the best Ian
Sun, 9 Jan 2005
I thought that I would send you a quick letter of appreciation.
Whilst I was overseas I bought what I think is an early(ish)
Noyce Strat from a nice man who lived in or around Nowra.
I looks to have a mahogany body, brown, and a composite
neck with a rosewood fingerboard. I was interested in
the guitar because it was very similar to one I think
that I remember Phil Emmanuel playing in the late 70's
and early 80's. Anyway, what I was writing to say was
how much I enjoy playing it.
Sun, 12 Sep 2004
In December 1979 I had the pleasure of receiving my
beautiful Noyce bass guitar, I think the model was N5.
It had the old EMG's which in the early nineties I got
you to change over to the later type EMG's with new
That bass has played hundreds of gigs over the years
and is now in the hands of my son Mitch. It's still
in really good condition and has in recent years been
mothballed. Well, this past weekend its been back in
the band. My son rang me this morning and said "shit
Dad the old Noyce is really pumping". He normally
plays a Yamaha TRB6. He said he never really appreciated
playing it, but one of his mates cleaned it up and did
a set-up on it and it's back! That prompted me to look
you up again after all these years just to say hello
and let you know that my old Noyce is still rockin'
at 25 years old.
All the best for the future
Tue, 31 Aug 2004
I am just writing to say how much I enjoyed your web
site.It is one of the most informative I have visited.I
have had the pleasure of owning one of your guitars,"an
Eagle" and it was a beautiful instrument.
these days work and other commitments keep me from playing
as much as I would like. Anyway I just thought I'd write
to say keep up the good work and thanks for your web
Mon, 12 Apr 2004
hows things? its mighty cold here in athens but
i'm managing to occupy myself with lots of guitar
the eagle is amazing, simply amazing, i have
only one tiny problem: i believe the 20th fret
is a touch too high, when i play a note on the
19th fret i get a substantial amount of fret buzz,
it dosent happen on the 18th or 20th frets, and
when i bend a note on the 19th fret it chokes.
I'll show you exactly what i mean when
i come down for that service. looking forward to your
Mon, 15 Dec 2003
I just wanted to say how much I love my eagle mark 6
that my wife bought me as a birthday present in 1992.
I was just wondering if you could tell me a little bit
about it if you have the time. It is an Eagle mk6, blue
in colour with serial No.
901108 and it was bought from Turramurra Music in 1992
or maybe 1991.
I was just wondering how many were made, what its
made of etc. Its a beautiful guitar to play, even now
with its dings and scatches I still use it on stage
in an Australian Angels tribute show. I may even get
you to give a service and a re finish in the future
as it is worth keeping in good condition.
Its funny how most people I have met have never
heard of a Noyce guitar, some people even scoff because
its not a "gibson" or "fender" etc,
but every person who I have let play it is truly impressed
with both the feel and the sound. I had the choice back
in the early 90's of a big brand name guitar or a Noyce.
I remember sitting in the shop with my very patient
wife while I tried all the big brand name guitars, not
being able to make up my mind what I wanted for my birthday.
As soon as I tried the Noyce I was hooked.
You should be very proud of your product. I have
always stood up for it and praised it and I am proud
to own an Australian guitar built by an Australian.
Tue, 18 Nov 2003