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CD's by Virginia Luque

Virginia Luque Mozart CD Virginia Luque Mozart CD

Virginia Luque, world-renowned guitar virtuoso and Music Director and Conductor of New York Women’s Philharmonic, conducts the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc at Bratislava, Slovakia, with two of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved works.

In addition Sonia Rubinsky, a Grammy award-winning pianist, performs the Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major K.467, ending with the glorious Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K.550 (second version). Recorded at Reduta Concert Hall.

 

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1933 HERMAN HAUSER GUITAR

 

 

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

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Classical Guitars | Flamenco Guitars | Other

 

 

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Classical Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
 
2007 Geza Burghardt Spruce
Brazilian  Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

 

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.

 
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 Inquire

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.

 
1999 Ignacio Fleta e hijos, Sp Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

Fleta

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The warm, powerful tones of a perfect Fleta, in this guitar.
 
1972 Daniel Friederich, France Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Mint Inquire

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.
 
2001 Aaron Green, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

Aaron Green

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Listen to the guitar

This superb Presentation instrument by Aaron green built in 2001 is inspired by an instrument built by Enrique Garcia. It is made from very old growth Brazilian rosewood, European spruce and of course, is fitted with sterling silver Rodgers tuners with dark genuine  mother of pearl buttons.

The instrument uses snakewood for the bindings and the headstock, and the rosette is both Snakewood and black Brazilian rosewood.The sound is a rich deep full classic Spanish sound with excellent balance and note separation across all strings and across the entire fingerboard. The trebles have a strong fundamental that has the kind of richness that will inspire the player. The basses are smooth, well defined and deep.

 

 

 
new1959 Hemann Hauser II, Germany Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Excellent

Inquire

Waiting to be photographed. Pictures of Segovia playing it.
Virginia Luque loves it but she has a Hauser l & 6 other guitars, so she'll pass.
Don't you pass on this one. It's lush, bright, balanced & beautiful with original case.

 
2004 Hemann Hauser III, Germany Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Pristine

Inquire

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.

 
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

Inquire

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. 

 
2014 Leonard Plattner, Spain

Spruce

Brazilian Rosewood

New $9,500

Plattner

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Leonard has taken over the workshop of Archangel Fernandez in Madrid. He learned his craft from Archangel & learned it very well.

This guitar is beautiful to look at. The craftsmanship's superb, the sound is balanced & the guitar is easy to play. It has a beautiful presence with unusual sustain & color.

 
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 Inquire

Rubio_94

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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 Inquire

Ruck_1997

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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

pics and details

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

Inquire

 

velaz_1957

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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.

 
new 1968 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Good $8,500

1968 Velazquez

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This guitar has some play wear but sounds like a powerful Velazquez of the 70's.

This is a deal!

 
1974 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

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 Inquire

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
1987 Jose Ramirez Flamenco
Spruce / Cypress Excellent $6,000
 
new 1960 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce / Cypress Played Inquire

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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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