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14th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. Presented by Guitars International this 14th annual event will take place at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Please join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, debut performances, world premieres, master classes, lectures, and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music, solo and ensemble, old and new.
Just Arrived: A new 2014 concert guitar by Christopher Dean. Expect quick clear creamy trebles, deep profound old world basses, lots and lots of elegant character throughout, perfect balance, lovely understated visual aesthetics, and immaculate workmanship - a very special, very colorful musical instrument.
Just Arrived: Ultra light, ultra strong Bam 8002XL Hightech classical guitar cases with a white exterior. In designing this small, sleek, hard shell case Bam has drawn upon its years of experience developing and producing its highly regarded line of Hightech violin and 'cello cases. BAM's L'Original Hightech clasical guitar cases offer outstanding shock, compression, and thermal protection.
Just Arrived: "The Black Guitar" by Eric Monrad. The second concert guitar in this landmark series which we have received from this consummate US master, Monrad's double top guitars embody great tonal beauty, wide breadth of color, quick attack, a large dynamic range, perfect balance, exquisite materials, and meticulous craftsmanship...
Just Arrived: A new 2014 Antonio Marin Montero classical guitar, the finest Marin we have played or seen in our twenty-four years of representing this illustrious master. This stunning guitar has a wonderful deep, earthy, bell like sound; is highly musical and very precise - powerful trebles, midrange and bass; excellent sustain, balance, and separation; quick response to a particularly wide variety of color and attack; a dream to play...

Just Arrived: A wonderful new classical guitar by Thomas Holt. With a nod to his Granada mentors, Holt's lovely concert guitar has very much its own warm, deep, musical voice. Balance, playability, materials, and craftsmanship are excellent - a tremendous value in an elegant, traditional concert instrument...
Just Arrived: A magnificent spruce/cedar double top concert guitar from from Robert and Orville Milburn. This very powerful, unusually responsive modern concert guitar has it all: rich refined traditional sound, strong fundamentals, broad color palette, unusually large dynamic range, superb sustain, even balance up and down and across the strings, and exceptional playability...
Just Arrived: A lovely solid spruce top guitar from Robert and Orville Milburn: Round creamy trebles, firm deep basses, broad color palette, perfect balance, excellent projection, controlled very smooth response and ease of playing make this an impressive traditional concert guitar at a very reasonable price...
Just Arrived: A beautiful new concert guitar by German master Kolya Panhuyzen, This is the finest cedar top instrument we have heard or played by this illustrious master. Its sound is powerful, dark, very clear, deep, smooth, and balanced. Playability is excellent. Zoran Dukic, Hubert Käppel, Dale Kavanagh, Krzysztof Pelech, Matt Palmer, Sonja Prunnbauer, Nathasja van Rosse, Laura Young, and Raphaella Smits have all performed on Panhyzen guitars...
Just Arrived: A 2011 classical guitar by master luthier Eric Monrad. This is a very powerful, beautiful, rich, deep sounding, concert guitar by one of the finest makers practicing the art of lutherie today. The materials, workmanship, and overall visual aesthetic of this instrument are stunning.
Featured Guitar Maker: We love German master Bernhard Kresse's inspired reproductions of 19th century Stauffer guitars, as do an unusually large, distinguished group of internationally acclaimed concert artists: Giampaolo Bandini, Franz Halasz, Duo Melis, Johannes Möller, Paolo Pegoraro, Alvaro Pierri, Sonja Prunnbauer, Alexander Sergei Ramirez,  Isabel Siewers, Raphaella Smits, Duo Sonare, Pavel Steidl, Benjamin Verdery, Brigitte Zaczek, and more.
Just Arrived: A strikingly beautiful new 2013 Jeremy Clark spruce top concert guitar with multi-wood Wenge/Satinwood sides and back. The result here is a very powerful, musical, easy to play, beautifully crafted concert guitar whose visual aesthetic rises to the level of sculptural art...
Just Arrived: A wonderful new 2013 concert guitar by Joshia de Jonge. The classical guitars of Joshia de Jonge are exceptional world class concert instruments. They combine the refinement of northern European traditional tonal beauty with the quick response and laser-like projection of the most successful, innovative contemporary concert guitars...

See the November 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine and its "Great Acoustics" article which features a full page essay and photo spread about Ms. de Jonge's elegant work.

Just Arrived: A new 2013 Gregory Byers concert guitar with an all wood double fan lattice bracing system and laminated sides for additional power and projection. Add to the above features an elevated fingerboard with a 20th first string fret, Rodgers tuning machine heads (the finest in the world), a perfectly executed 'V' graft head to neck joint, immaculate workmanship, French polish of shellac finish, Byers' proprietary nut and saddle compensation system for unusually accurate intonation, a 650mm string length, and superb materials and workmanship...
Just Arrived: A new 2013 cedar top concert guitar by the gifted Italian maker Daniele Chiesa. While the sound of Chiesa's instruments is characteristically warm, sweet, round, and clear (the Italian influence), Chiesa's beautiful concert guitars also embody the alluring sonic earthiness so characteristic of his Granada mentors…
Just Arrived: A spectacular new 2013 Gernot Wagner spruce/cedar double top classical guitar with an elevated fingerboard. Jason Vieaux; Susana Prieto and Alexis Muzurakis of Duo Melis; Miriam Rodriguez Brullova; and José Manuel Dapena are just five of the internationally acclaimed concert artists choosing to perform and record with Gernot Wagner double top classical guitars...
Just Arrived: A new Antonio de Torres 1887 SE 111 Homage by British master Simon Ambridge. The exquisite aged tonal qualities and gem-like visual beauty of these instruments constitute this great contemporary maker's tribute to one of his most revered artistic inspirations. A connoisseur's guitar maker, Simon Ambridge crafts some of the most sublime, finest projecting, traditionally braced classical guitars in the world today...
Just Arrived: A new 2013 German Vazuez Rubio Hauser Model classical guitar. Inspired by Andres Segovia's revered 1937 Hauser I guitar now residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sound of these instruments is warm and focused, possessed of a flexibility and sheen, complexity and elegance, breadth of color and character, power and depth that is uncommonly musical: an outstanding traditional concert guitar performed and recorded upon by numerous professionals. Still at a remarkable price...
Just Arrived: A magnificent, new 2013 Robert Ruck spruce/cedar double top concert guitar with an elevated fingerboard. First brought to world attention by Manuel Barrueco, today Robert Ruck’s concert instruments are prized around the world for their warm traditional sound, power, quick response, and unusually easy playability…
Just Arrived: A new 2013 spruce top concert guitar by the gifted Italian maker Daniele Chiesa. While the sound of Chiesa's instruments is characteristically warm, sweet, round, and clear (the Italian influence), Chiesa's powerful concert guitars also embody the alluring sonic earthiness so characteristic of the Granada School…
Just Arrived: A wonderful new 2013 Kolya Panhuyzen spruce top concert guitar with an elevated fingerboard. This esteemed German maker's classical guitars are performed and recorded upon by an unusually large number of professional classical
guitarists in Europe and elsewhere. His guitars are esteemed for their balance, wide color palette, clear singing trebles, sonorous basses, overall flexible musical sound, projection, and easy playability…
Just Arrived: A wonderful new Hauser I reproduction by Gary Southwell. Fashioned after the vintage 1940 Rose Augustine Hauser I guitar that Julian Bream performed and recorded with towards the end of his international touring career - Southwell's beautiful Hauser copies capture the essence of their illustrious progenitor (even down to the original instrument's soundboard and back tap tones) with uncanny accuracy….
Just Arrived: A spectactular new 2013 Joshia de Jonge classical guitar with an elevated fingerboard. This is an exceptional concert instrument. It combines northern European traditional tonal beauty with the quick response and laser-like projection of the most successful, innovative contemporary guitars...
Just Arrived: A beautiful new double top by Achim Peter Gropius of Germany: Ind. sides and back with a spruce/Nomex/spruce soundboard and slightly elevated fingerboard. (Learn more)