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-Dennis Koster          

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

 

Burghardt

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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.

 
2014 Sergei de Jonge, Canada Spruce
Brazilian  Rosewood
Excellent $8,500

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640 scale - beautiful sound and workmanship as we've come to expect from Sergei

 

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

deJonge

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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

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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

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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

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Fleta Hijo

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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.


All original, including case.


 
1972 Daniel Friederich, France Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Mint $45,000

Friederich

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Friederich is one of the great French builders influenced by Bouchet. His interest in acoustics led to his experimentation in the technicality of guitar construction. As a result. his guitars are very highly  valued for their  richness & powerful voice, for which he's won medals for craftamanship & sound.
 
new1959 Hemann Hauser II, Germany Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Excellent

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Hauser

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This guitar is a jewel. It's very magical. It sounds so similar to my Hauser I that I couldn't put it down." 
Virginia Luque

"Guitars from this period are very good & have amazing sound, very close to a Hauser I " 
Herman Hauser  III

The original owner bought the guitar directly from HH ll. He painted a picture of Segovia, playing it & presented it to Segovia. Segovia was so touched by the picture that he autographed it. The picture .resides in the archives of the Johns Hopkins library. A copy will be part of the provenance to the new buyer, along with a copy of a xmas card Hauser sent to the original owner in 1959.

Original case included.


 
2004 Hemann Hauser III, Germany Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Pristine

$30,000

Hauser

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HH lll continues his great ancestor's philosophy, "only build few instruments so that you can vouch for each single one". Andres Segovia wrote in the Hauser guest book, "a friend for the rest of your life". The description is told by  Pepe Romero.

HH lll worked from 1974 in the workshop with his father, using his own numbering & signature. Both Pepe Romero & Segovia spoke of the guitars with the purest sound.  I agree.

The guitar is in its original case, the woods are exceptional as only the Hausers have.

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

$5,500

Hauser

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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.


 
new 2014 Lubos Naprstek, U.S.

Cedar / Brazilian Rosewood

Balsa Double Top

New

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Lubos Naprstek

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I'm very excited to have a once a yr. guitar by Lubos.

Last year's, went in a flash. 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.

 
2003 Daryl Perry, Canada Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Mint

$8000

Perry

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Open & clear as a bell. Perfect bass & treble balance. One of the great ones.(although all of his I've had were terrific). Rodgers tuners.

 

 
2014 Daryl Perry, Canada Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

$10,000

Perry

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

 
2000's John Price, Australia

Spruce

Blackwood

Very Good $7,000

John Price

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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

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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

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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.

 
2014 Kim Schwartz, U. S. Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New $6000

Kim Schwartz

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

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

This is a deal.

 
2000 Paul Sheridan, Au Cedar
Madagascar Rosewood
Good $6000

Kim Schwartz

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As Paul says of his guitars, "warm, sweet & full, with fantastic projection".

I couldn't say it better.

Big, bright Australia guitar in the style of Smallman, Marty, etc. except with a solid top.

 
1938 Theremin electronic stuff working condition Inquire

Theremin insides

some of the insides

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

 
1888 Antonio Torres SE 124 Spruce
Bird's Eye Maple
Excellent Inquire

Torres_1888

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The guitar is currently being restored. It willl be available in 2 years. Authenticated by Richard Brune. Very rare & exceptional.

 
1957 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brizilian Rosewood

Good

$12,000

 

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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.

 
1974 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $8,500

velaz_1974

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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!!

 
2001 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $18,000

velaz_2001

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Another of the greats, from the greatest. Sounds as smooth as silk and sweet as the man himself. This great American builder is our Hauser and his guitars will eventually be as valuable.  

As played on the New York Times video

Manuel Velazquez Documentary

 

 

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

DeVoe_2000

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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
 
new 1961 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce / Cypress Played $10,000

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This guitar is so thrilling for me because I studied flamenco guitar with Mario Escudero. When his son came by with the guitar, I was so moved to hear the provenance of the instrument & to meet the son of my beloved teacher.


When Virginia Luque came by & played it, we were all teary eyed.

Carmen Amaya's husband bought the guitar directly from Velazquez as a present for her.
She used it in her choreography & then passed it to her nephew, Juan Escudero (shown in the picture with her). You may recognize some of the others in the photos.
Paco deLucia, Sabicas, Mario Escuddero. No doubt they all played this guitar.
It's got playing wear but still has punch.

What a great piece of flamenco history!

 

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