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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          

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Classical Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
 
1961 *****Titi Amadeo Spruce
Brazilian  Rosewood
Very Good Inquire

 

Amadeo

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I'm so thrilled to have this guitar by a NYC maker who I met & who worked with Manuel Velazquez & then on his own. I have only come across one other of Titi's amazing guitars many years ago, but it wasn't for sale.

James Westbrook was here  recently, doing research for a book on David Rubio, who is another former Greenwich Village, NYC luthier. Jim told me that Titi greatly influenced Rubio.

 
2007 Geza Burghardt Spruce
Brazilian  Rosewood
Excellent $15,000

 

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.

 
new 2014 Dominique Field, France

Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood

Mint

Inquire by phone

Field

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Dominique Field was a player & then a builder, just like his great early predecessor Robert Bouchet. He became next in line of the great French builders when Daniel Friederich recently retired.

This is a simply beautiful guitar on the outside but look inside & see an innovative bracing system that is very unusual & complex. I refer you to an article in

ORFEO Magazine #7

You will see & understand his patterns.

The sound is all encompassing. It's everything all at once.

 
1989 Ignacio Fleta, hijo, Sp

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

Excellent

Inquire

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.

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 1971 Daniel Friederich, Fr Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Excellent

inquire by phone

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Friederich

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I've seen & heard many great guitars in my many years of buying & selling but this Friederich moved me to tears. The unexpected, explosive sound, the warmth & beauty of the many colors, the purity of the sound, the love of one of the greatest builders of our time, all come through in this extraordinary instrument. 

This is a one person guitar, bought in 1971.

Friederich

 
new 2016 Kathrin Hauser IV Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

Inquire

Hauser IV

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Kathrin is the 4th in the Hauser Dynasty of great luthiers. Her guitars possess a long lasting sound, characteristic of the Hauser's unique acoustic quality. In a word, marvelous! They take a long time coming but if you order now you'll be on my priority list.


 
new 2016 Darren Hippner U.S. Spruce New

$5500

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This is an innovative, elaborate hellion bracing system.  There's alot going on inside this guitar & alot more coming out. It's very beautiful & rich sounding.  Darren also builds traditional guitars as well, with beautiful craftsmanship at affordable prices.  Endorsed by Ricardo Cobo

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

$5,500

McCoy

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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 2016 Lubos Naprstek, U.S. Cedar
Brazilian Rosewood
New

$9,000

Lubos Naprstek

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Just arrived, much talked about, Balsa Double Top.

Has both the punch of a double top & the sweetness & colors of his traditional guitars.


 
2013 Lubos Naprstek, U.S. Spruce
Cocobolo
New

$6,500

Lubos Naprstek

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This is a copy of a Bouchet guitar.
It's very mellow, easy to play & a great price. It was made in 2013 but not up for sale until now.


 
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. Allesi tuners.

 
2016 Leonard Plattner, Sp

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

New $10,000

plattner

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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.

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

Rubio_94

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This gorgeous Guitar was built in 1994 by the late David Rubio himself. 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.

Rubio at 66 Carmine St in Grenwich Village, Sept 1967

Flamenco

 
1997 Robert Ruck, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $9,000

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 $5,000

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.

 
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.

 
1979 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent $9,500

velaz_1979

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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!!

 
2006 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $17,000

velaz_2006

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This is one of the last guitars made by Manuel. The woods are extraordinary. The highly figured Spruce top &  the dark Brazilian matched back, accent the glorious sound of another gift from our great American builder, our Hauser.

       
       
new 1969 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

Excellent $15,000

velaz_1968-69

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The top of this guitar has spectacular bearclaw spruce that Manuel used with special guitars.

Although the label says "1969", the inside where he signs his name is marked "1968" - so that's when he began to build the guitar.
I would actually consider it a '68. His guitars from this era, with these woods, are so clear throughout the neck, with singing tones that don't stop.

Look at those woods! His special bear claw top used on this guitar & the matched Indian back. Noah Wulfe used to go to Yugoslavia, (as it was called) to get these woods for Manuel.
I have to say the same thing for all of his guitars from the 60's, they sound heavenly: clear, crisp & collectible.

This is another MV gem.

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
1987 Jose Ramirez Flamenco
Spruce / Cypress Excellent $6,000
 
Other
Bouchet WOrkbook
Rare Robert Bouchet work book for sale

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