Classical Guitar News & Updates

Just Arrived: A beautiful new 2017 concert guitar by Gregory R. Miller (USA). Miller handcrafts particularly lovely looking and sounding traditional fan braced concert guitars. Mentored by world renowned guitar maker Jeffrey R. Elliott, Miller’s guitars have a wide dynamic range and reserves of power. They are also quick to respond to the most delicate pianissimos...
Just Arrived: A beautiful Antonio Marin Montero classical guitar. We have been honored to represent this illustrious master for twenty-eight years. This stunning guitar has a wonderful deep, earthy, bell like sound; is highly musical and very precise - powerful trebles, midrange, and bass; has excellent sustain, balance, and separation of voices, a quick response to a particularly wide variety of color and attack. It is also a dream to play...

Just Arrived: A 2007 German Vazquez 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...
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Featured artists include: Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar - Grammy Award Winner; Julien Labro (France), bandoneon; Ricardo Gallén (Spain), guitar; Duo Melis (Spain and Greece), guitars; Antonis Hatzinikolaou (Greece), guitar - Julian Bream Award Winner; Colin Davin (USA), guitar; Esteli Gomez (USA), soprano - Grammy Award Winner; Nigel North (England), lute - Gramophone Award Winner; Petra Polácková (Czech Republic), guitar; Joshia de Jonge (Canada), Master Guitar Maker; the Cleveland Suzuki Youth Ensemble (USA), guitars; and the Cleveland Childbloom Youth Ensemble (USA), guitars. learn more...
Just Arrived: New 2017 cedar top and spruce top Estudio Model classical guitars by German Vazquez Rubio. These musical gems are an exciting alternative to all laminated and solid body factory and production shop, so called handmade, classical guitars from the U.S.A. and abroad. Indeed, these beautiful truly handcrafted solid wood guitars by one of the world's finest, most experienced luthiers regularly outperform entry level concert instruments costing substantially more...
Just Arrived: A magnificent new 2017 concert guitar by Alfredo Velazquez. By meticulously preserving traditional Velazquez tonal aesthetics and selectively drawing upon modern construction approaches, Alfredo Velazquez imbues his concert guitars with both the elegant tonal characteristics for which his father's guitars are revered and the extended dynamic range sought by many contemporary performing artists...
Just Arrived: A new 2017 Achim Peter Gropius double top classical guitar. German master guitar maker Achim Gropius is one of Europe's premiere makers of fine individually handmade classical guitars. His signature sound is warm, very focused, powerful, and round - smooth dense trebles, mid range, and bass with impressive depth of sound. This concert guitar responds particularly fast to both subtle and large changes in color and attack...
Just Arrived: A magnificent new 2017 concert guitar by Joshia de Jonge. This classical guitar has it all: a rich, very clear, very even, very responsive, musical voice; unusually fine projection; easy playability; and exquisite, understated visual beauty. The classical guitars of Joshia de Jonge are exceptional 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...
Review: "The 17th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival got off to an auspicious start at the Cleveland Institute of Music on Friday evening, June 9 with a beautifully structured recital by..."


Just Arrived: A mint condition Simon Ambridge Torres Homage classical guitar. A connoisseur's guitar maker, Simon Ambridge crafts among the most sublime, musically refined, finest projecting, traditionally braced, classical guitars in the world today. The exquisite aged tonal qualities and gem-like visual beauty of the instrument offered here constitute this great contemporary maker's homage to one of his most revered artistic inspirations...
Just Arrived: A new Simon Ambridge (England) Hauser I Copy. About his Hauser I copies Simon Ambridge writes: "In 2008 I had the opportunity to measure and absorb a fine 1940 Hauser I guitar, a copy of which I am now offering in my range of instruments. For me the original represents a kind of perfection of the luthier's craft in terms of its restrained aesthetic and refinement of tone. In November 2009 Julian Bream purchased a Hauser I copy from me, a guitar which he is delighted with not only for its overall appearance but in terms of its weight, feel and sound qualities...."
Just Arrived: A custom concert guitar by Eric Monrad one of the finest makers practicing the art of lutherie today. This guitar's elegant, very powerful sound possess both the clarity of an exceptional maple guitar and the warmth and body of an outstanding rosewood guitar. Expect quick round sparkling trebles, firm basses, wonderful depth and evenness of sound, excellent playability, exquisite materials, and workmanship which ranks with the finest in the world...
Just Arrived: A deluxe Stauffer reproduction by renowned German master Bernhard Kresse. Over his long, distinguished career Kresse has acquired an extensive knowledge of 19th century guitar making traditions - both by examining and restoring original instruments in his Cologne workshop and by conducting extensive research in museums and private collections throughout Europe. Kresse reproductions are performed on by Duo Melis, Alvaro Pierri, Raphaella Smits, Pavel Steidl, and many more...
Just Arrived: Walter Verreydt Garcia Replica. This lovely copy of an instrument by the early twentieth century Spanish master Enrique Garcia possesses an elegant, warm, alluring, traditional concert sound. Its trebles are round, solid, quick to speak, and pure; its matching basses are rich and clear, and posses a pleasing growl when pushed. Walter Verreydt’s guitars are performed upon by Fernando Espi, Johan Fostier, Karim Baggili, Jan Depreter, and others...
Just Arrived: A beautiful new 2016 cedar/Indian Daniele Chiesa concert guitar. While the sound of Chiesa's instruments is warm, sweet, round and clear (the Italian influence perhaps), Chiesa's powerful concert guitars also embody the alluring sonic richness so characteristic of the finest Granada makers. The result: the Italian and Granada influences, and a great deal of individual talent here make for an exceptionally rewarding musical experience for player and listener alike. Chiesa's illustrious clients include Vladimir Gorbach (2011 GFA International Competition Winner), Sanja Plohl, Oscar Ghiglia, Dmitry Murin, Ivan Murin, Kuzma Filimonov, Tom Van de Venne, Herman Schamp, Ljubica Bukvic, André Gross, and Floria Nica...
Just Arrived: A new 2016 Premium Elite Model by German Vazquez Rubio. This is this illustrious maker's top concert guitar. It has a lush deep traditional sound and is powerful, warm, smooth and even from note to note up and down and across the strings. It has also a particularly comfortable action and neck contour, a quick response, refined understated visual aesthetics, and superb craftsmanship. In sum, this is a magnificent, very musical modern concert guitar which does not sacrifice quality of sound for extended dynamic range...
Just Arrived: An exquisite new bench copy of a very rare 1893 Vincente Arias guitar by French master Jérôme Casanova. Feather light in construction, its soulful, old world sound is both breathtakingly beautiful and perfectly in balance with itself. Its profound basses are particularly deep, its pure trebles: lyrical, concentrated, and clear. This unique guitar is quick to respond to a wide range of subtle and broad shifts in color and attack. It is also extremely easy to play. Guitars International is honored to be Jérôme Casanova's exclusive North American dealer...
Just Arrived: A beautiful new concert guitar by Gregory Miller. We are delighted to offer Gregory Miller's beautifully crafted concert guitars to our customers. Mentored by world-renowned guitar maker Jeffrey R. Elliott, Gregory Miller is an exceptional musical talent. The lovely Miller guitar offered here has impressive reserves of power. It is also quick to respond to the quietest, most delicate pianissimos. Its fundamental tones are unusually solid throughout all registers; well balanced; and beautifully complimented by rich, well controlled overtones...
Just Arrived: Sheldon Urlik's magnificent new A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present, 2nd Edition.This wonderful book is a comparative study of 80-plus Classical and Flamenco guitars in, likely, the finest collection of Spanish guitars existent. Each guitar has a chapter containing a detailed physical description, comments, insights, anecdotes, notes on its maker and an array of photographs. New 2nd Edition Features include: Three beautifully recorded audio CDs for listening to the collection, all new highest quality digital photography and color accuracy, over 50 more pages than the 1st edition...
Just Arrived: A new concert guitar by Canadien luthier Jeremy Clark. Clark is a wonderful, gifted artist, and very much his own man. Most recently Marcin Dylla commissioned and has been performing on a Jeremy Clark guitar. The guitar offered here is a very impressive, very powerful, musically pleasing, extremely well balanced, easy to play, beautifully crafted, concert instrument with strong fundamental tones and sparkling overtones...
Just Arrived: A very rare, very powerful, double top guitar by German master luthier, Gernot Wagner. It has had one owner, 2015 Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. Mr. Vieaux writes: "From 2005 until recently I performed all my orchestral, chamber, and solo concerts around the world on the Gernot Wagner double top classical guitar offered here. Recently I purchased a second Gernot Wagner double top guitar. I now perform and record exclusively with this second Wagner guitar. In 2014 I recorded my entire 2015 Grammy award winning Azica CD Play with my first Wagner guitar, the guitar for sale here. I also recorded my CDs: Piazzolla and Jason Vieaux - Bach Vol. 1: Works for Lute ..."
Just Arrived: A harmonious masterpiece, Robert Ruck SP #12 Limited Edition classical guitar. This magnificent, one owner, as new instrument is one of the finest, most refined, most musically responsive cedar top classical guitars that it has been our pleasure to play or hear. We are honored that Robert Ruck chose to make this wonderful guitar especially for Guitars International back in 2006...
Just Arrived: Three new Visesnot ultra light flight cases with carbon black, copper bronze, and black exteriors. The Visesnut case weighs only seven pounds. Its body is made from a unique double wall structure designed to absorb impacts and insulate from extreme temperature changes. The case's interior is lined with a soft plush material and a unique adjustable cushioned suspension system which allows the case's side padding to be adjusted via a support belt to fit the outline of just about any standard and many smaller size classical guitars...