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Classical Guitars | Flamenco Guitars | Other

Classical Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
 
new 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.

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

deJonge

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

 

 
2014 Sergei de Jonge, Canada Cedar
Indian Rosewood
New $8,500

deJonge

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Crisp, warm & unique. If you have a spruce you need a cedar as well.

 

 
2014 Sergei de Jonge, Canada Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New $8,500

deJonge

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Listen to the guitar

Sergei has done it again. Sound is dreamy. If you have a cedar you need a spruce as well.

 
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.

 
new1916 Enrique Garcia, Spain Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Very Good Inquire

 

Garcia

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With tornavoz - very good condition, no cracks.

From Rose Augustine collection.

For those of you who were around when Rose Augustine was alive, you would know that Segovia, Bobri, etc. all the players hung out at Rose's house & played her vast collection of guitars, which included this Garcia. The then, NY Classical Guitar Society was very prestigious during that era & was very much like the artists salons in Europe.

 
1998 Joaquin Garcia, Argentina Spruce
Indian  Rosewood
Very Good $6,000

JoaquinGarcia

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DEAL OF THE MONTH
Joaquin is a wonderful builder who has made some interesting, experimental, guitars. This is a traditional guitar with easy playing & listening.

 
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.

 

 

 
new 1971 Hermann Hauser, Germany Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

Hauser71

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After a delay at customs, it's finally arrived. It is a LLobet model  #910.

The spruce top is highly marbleized, the back is highly figured Brazilian rosewood. The tuners are Reischel.

The sound is warm, mellow & very distinctive, and it looks as beautiful as it sounds. There's no way for me to adequately describe the beauty of this guitar. One would have to experience it - play it, see it, hear it, and feel it - to understand. This is one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen.  What more can I say? It's a prize - a guitar for the ages.

 

Hermann Hauser II   1911-1988

He began working in his father's workshop in 1930. All guitars were a collaboration of father & son but all were signed by Hauser l. When HH  ll took over his father's business in1952, all instruments were signed by HH ll. The 1st one was # 500.

He cultivated relationships with Andres Segovia, Julian Bream & other virtuosi who played his guitars, to define certain suggestions as his father did.

 
2014 Daryl Perry, Canada Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

Inquire

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. 

 

 
2013 Rafael Mardones, Chile, 640 scale Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
New

$8,000

Mardones_2013

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This is another double top, spectacular rosewood,short scale,easy to play, a delight to hear.

 
new 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.

 
new 2002 Greg Smallman, Au Spruce
Brizilian Rosewood
Very Good Inquire

Smallman 2002

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Many people made the switch from traditional guitars to the Smallman BRIGHT sound. The carved back and paper thin top offer a sound that many players prefer in concert halls. Even John Williams switched from a Fleta to a Smallman.
 
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.

 
new 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.

 
1968 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood

Excellent

Inquire

velazquez1968-2

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Listen to the guitar

This a wonderful example of the prime 60's guitars of Manuel, completely restored by him. There are a few repaired hairline cracks on the face, otherwise the condition is vg. It sounds like all his 6o's guitars, like angels singing.

 
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!!

 
new 1985 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent Inquire

velaz_1985

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This guitar was hardly played and is exceptionally beautiful with the finest woods  all from 1950.  The spruce top is like satin ripples, the Jacaranda back is stunningly black, the bridge, nut & saddle are ivory & the sound is yet to be opened. It includes a black Mark Leaf case, Lansdorfer tuners & original bill of sale from Manuel. It doesn't get any better.

 

 
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
new 1997 Gerundino Fernandez with machine tuners 
  Excellent $8,500

gerundino

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pics, description & prices, soon
 
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
   
Other
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Reischl, Gold Plated, 36mm spacing, Pearl Buttons   Picture Picture

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