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"now the whole world knows what I've known since 1964 when I met you at Noah Wulfe's, Beverly Maher is the soul of the guitar in NYC."

-Dennis Koster          

 

A Christmas Feeling-2 (Converted)

A CHRISTMAS FEELING cd preview. Christmas Carols with a personal touch.Cd available at The Guitar Salon, beverly@theguitarsalon.com & very soon at cdbaby.com.Enjoy it !



Virginia Luque Mozart CD Virginia Luque Mozart CD

CD's are $20, available from the Guitar Salon or CD Baby.

Contact Beverly for more information.

 

Classical Guitars | Flamenco Guitars | Other

 

Inquiries by phone: 212 675 3236 / 917 518 3757

or email: beverly@theguitarsalon.com


Classical Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
 
2007 Geza Burghardt Spruce
Brazilian  Rosewood
Excellent $18,000

 

Burghardt

Pictures

 

In his birthplace of Budapest, Geza began building guitars in 1981. Seven years later he moved to Vancouver and opened for business again,building &  restoring  guitars, other stringed instruments &  teaching classical guitar.

This guitar is a work of art with beautiful  woods, inlays, maple bindings , Rodgers tuners & Santos Hernandez  bracing. The sound is the closest to a Santos I've heard.

 
2015 Sergei de Jonge, Canada Spruce
Indian  Rosewood
New $8,500

deJonge

Pictures

This is another brilliant guitar by our favorite Canadian builder. Raised fingerboard.

It has it all.

 

 
2015 Sergei de Jonge, Canada Cedar
Indian Rosewood
New $8,500

deJonge

Pictures

Just like the brightness & color of his spruce guitars, this cedar one has the same flavor but with a cedar inflection. I see the difference as chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

 

 
2010 Dominique Delarue, France Spruce
Blackwood
Excellent $11,000

delarue

Pictures

Called The successor to Freiderich, Delarue's guitars have the same warmth & volume with outstanding trebles, silky basses and years of waiting list.

 
new 1989 Ignacio Fleta, hijo, Sp

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

Excellent

Inquire

Fleta Hijo

Pictures

 

This is a custom made guitar, started by Ignacio but finished by his son (hijo) after his death. It is in pristine condition, with specially chosen woods.

Most of the guitars made by the Fleta son's, Gabriel & Francisco, were cedar, this is spruce, which is rare.


It comes with a beautiful Protoge Humi case.


 
new 2015 Tim McCoy, U.S. Spruce or Cedar
Indian Rosewood
New

$5,500

Hauser

Pictures

I recently had a visit from the laid back, Ca. builder, Tim McCoy. I'm told he is an expert cabinet maker as so many luthiers were but in addition, I see that he's also an expert guitar maker.

His friendship with his mentor, John Gilbert helped him in crafting beautiful guitars in the style & sound of the great JG.


 
2014 Lubos Naprstek, U.S.

Cedar / Brazilian Rosewood

Balsa Double Top

New

$9,000

Lubos Naprstek

Pictures

This is not like the Nomax double top. Balsa gives more of the sweet sound of traditionally braced guitars but with more volume.

The intonation is perfect (not easily found on any guitar) and the sound is full and bright as you would expect on a double top, but extremely mellow and crystal clear, which you would not expect.

Last but not least, the craftsmanship is superb.

 

Spruce or Cedar & Indian Rosewood available for $7500 - I get one of each a year.

 

DEAL OF THE MONTH!

2012 FAN BRACED CEDAR /INDIAN ROSEWOOD - Excellent condition - $4,500

 
2014 Daryl Perry, Canada Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

$10,000

Perry

Pictures

This amazing guitar by Perry is  based on a Robert Bouchet model. It has the same qualities as a Bouchet: balance, richness & sustain. Allesi tuners.

 
2016 Leonard Plattner, Sp

Spruce

Indian Rosewood

New $10,000

plattner

Pictures

The eagerly awaited Plattner has arrived.
It's fantastic. Tremendous presence, amazing sustain, (way above the 12th fret) & great balance.
Plattner 's mentor Arcangel Fernandez, retired & left the shop to him.
His guitars have a very similar quality to Fernandez, but with his own imprint.

THIS GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD.

But another Plattner will be coming soon!

 
2000's John Price, Australia

Spruce

Blackwood

Very Good $6,500

John Price

Pictures

This is a popular, Australian lattice braced guitar in the sytle of Greg Smallman. John is renouned for the volume and projection of his guitars.

 
1994 David Rubio, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $18,000

Rubio_94

Pictures

This gorgeous Guitar was built in 1994 by the late David Rubio himself (not a workshop guitar). It is made of some of the finest materials that I have ever seen. The European spruce soundboard has a tight grain seen rarely seen anymore and the very dark rich old growth Brazilian back and sides is very beautiful.

The sound is lush, deep, dark, clear  and projects very well. It is very easy to play. This is a fine concert guitar made by one of the best  makers of the 20th century. The guitar has the original French polish, is in excellent ++ condition with no cracks or repairs.

 
1997 Robert Ruck, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $11,000

Ruck_1997

Pictures

Listen to the guitar

This guitar with its Rogers tuners, is full of color & resonance. Rucks are becoming scarce & this one is a dream guitar. The older, the better.

 
new Toby Rzepka, U.S. Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New $10,000

Toby Rzepka

Pictures

Toby studied for years with Steve Conner.

This is how he describes the guitar:
The majority of my guitars feature a secondary sound hole in the upper bout of the instrument. This port consists of an ovoid opening in the bass-side upper bout with an optional cover to completely or partly close it when desired. The door uses rare-earth magnets to gently stay in place when in use.


The presence of a bass-side sound port affects the sound both for the player and the audience. For the player, the guitar becomes much louder, larger and more brilliant. For the audience, a boost in higher overtones increases brilliance, resonance and power. These effects can be managed by adjusting the position of the cover, allowing the player to find the optimal balance for playing in a variety of spaces.

Toby Rzepka, Luthier

 
2014 Kim Schwartz, U. S. Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New $5,500

Kim Schwartz

Pictures

Every once in awhile I get a guitar from Kim Schwartz.

Always beautifully crafted, double top, penetrating sound & very underpriced.

This is a deal.

 
1938 Theremin electronic stuff working condition Inquire

Theremin insides

some of the insides

pics and details

You've heard this in some movies. It is extraordinary and very rare.

 
1888 Antonio Torres Spruce
Bird's Eye Maple
Fully Restored Inquire

Torres_1888

Pictures

 

For sale. Please call for more information.

(212) 675 - 3236

One of the very rare Torres guitars with maple back

IT'S HERE!!!!

 

 
1957 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood

Good

$11,500

 

velaz_1957

Pictures

 

Typically this 50's Velazquez has 2 repaired hairlines below the bridge & one in front of the bridge between 3rd & 4th strings.  The 50's are the "golden years" & there's almost never one without a few repairs.

The sound has been compared to a Hauser I.

 
1965 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Very Good $17,500

velaz_1965

Pictures

Specially made to order, finest woods, few nail scratches, very good condition.

 

   
1974 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $11,500

velaz_1974

Pictures

Manuel made these slightly larger bodied guitars in the 70's but not too many cedars. The sound is rich & balanced, good for classical or other kinds of music.
You can always tell a Velazquez by the purity of sound. This has a small mark on the upper bout, otherwise it's in good shape. This is a good buy!!

 
1992 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $15,000

velaz_1992

Pictures

Specially made to order, finest woods, excellent condition.

Manuel Velazquez Documentary

New York Times video and article about Beverly and the Guitar Salon

 

 

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Flamenco Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
2000 Lester DeVoe, U.S. Spruce / Cypress Excellent $7,500

DeVoe_2000

Pictures

This is a brilliant guitar by the internationally famous builder. His flamenco guitars are played by Paco de Lucia, Vincente Amigo & the late, great, Sabicas. It's hardly been played but already shows the sound that the great soloists desire.  He has been cited as among the most in-demand flamenco guitar makers alive today.

The guitar has the husky,vibrant sound appropriate for either solo  playing or tablao. The wooden pegs are easy to turn & stay in tune without slipping.

 
1987 Jose Ramirez Flamenco
Spruce / Cypress Excellent $6,000
 
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