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Dealers in Fine New Handmade Classical Guitars from Around the World
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Classical Guitar News & Updates
Just Arrived: A new 2015 Antonio Marin Montero classical guitar. We have had the honor to represent this great master for the last twenty-five years. Simply stated: This particular concert guitar is one of the very finest Antonio Marin guitars it has been our pleasure to hear or play. A former protege of the great French luthier, Robert Bouchet, Marin's concert guitars are a unique musical blend of Northern European and Spanish guitar making traditions. Highly sought after around the world, a new instrument as this one obtained directly from this great master is cause for celebration indeed...
Just Arrived: A new 2015 Cervantes Hauser PE classical guitar. This exciting high end student guitar is a warm, very responsive, even sounding, easy to play, attractive to look at, truly handcrafted, all solid wood instrument - a musically superior alternative to the plethora of mass produced factory student guitars so prevalent in this price range. It easily has the range of volume, quality of sound, and playability of guitars selling for hundreds of dollars more. A wonderful value for the discriminating guitarist on a tight budget...
Just Arrived: A wonderful new 2015 Simon Ambridge Hauser I copy classical guitar. Simon Ambridge writes: "In 2008 I had the opportunity to measure and absorb a fine 1940 Hauser I guitar. 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." We concur; this is an absolutely spectacular guitar in every way...
Just Arrived: A spectacular new 2015 Kolya Panhuyzen spruce top guitar. This spectacular concert guitar features Panhuyzen's new bracing system which imparts even greater projection, evenness, and depth of sound to his already very impressive concert guitars. Panhuyzen guitars are esteemed for their balance, wide color palette, clear singing trebles, sonorous basses, overall flexible musical sound, projection, and easy playability. Kolya Panhuyzen's classical guitars are performed upon by an unusually large number of professional musicians: Zoran Dukic, Hubert Käppel, Dale Kavanagh, Matt Palmer, Krzysztof Pelech, Sonja Prunnbauer, Nathasja van Rosse, Laura Young, and Raphaella Smits...
Just Arrived: A new 2015 German Vazquez Rubio Premium Elite Model classical guitar. Vazquez Rubio's Premium Elite Model 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...
Purchase Tickets On Line: The 15th annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival - one of North America’s oldest, most respected classical guitar events - will take place Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, debut performances, premieres, master classes, lectures, and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new. Presented by Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music...
Just Arrived: A new 2015 Gregory Byers concert guitar with an all wood double fan lattice bracing system and laminated sides for additional power and projection. This guitar also features an elevated fingerboard with a 20th first string fret, Rodgers L201 tuning machine heads with ebony oval buttons, 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, and superb materials and workmanship...
Just Arrived: A new 2015 Thomas Holt 10th Anniversary Model classical guitar. Although one can hear in Holt's rich, clear sound the influence of his Granada mentors, his lovely classical guitars have very much their own warm, deep, polished, musical voice. Balance, playability, materials, and workmanship are superb. This guitar comes with Rodgers L299 tuning machine heads with ebony oval buttons, a 20th first string fret, immaculate French polish of shellac finish, and a 640mm string length. This is an outstanding very responsive traditional concert instrument...
Congratulations to classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, 2015 Grammy Award Winner for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Hear Grammy Award Winner Jason Vieaux and internationally renowned harpist Yolanda Kondonassis perform in duo at the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: May 28 - 31, 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music...
Just Arrived: A very rare, very powerful Matthias Dammann classical guitar. This guitar has had two owners: The first, Grammy award winning classical guitarist David Russell; the second, classical guitarist Román González. David Russell writes:

"This was the second Dammann I owned, and I used it for several years. I recorded my 2001 Telarc CD, David Russell Plays Baroque Music, on this guitar and played numerous concerts on it. I then sold this guitar to my good friend Román González who used it until his untimely death about a year ago."

Check it out: A wonderful, very rare, classical guitar made by David Rubio in 1968. This concert guitar was handcrafted by this late, great master (not an assistant) in Oxfordshire, England when he was making guitars for Julian Bream, the Abreu Duo, and others. The sound of this instrument is rich, dark, very even, and alive...
Check it out: A custom, as new, one owner 1993 Manuel Velazquez classical guitar. This guitar was made especially for Armin Kelly, founder of Guitars International. The quality of sound and materials are unsurpassed. Manuel Velazquez counts among his influences Torres, Hauser I, and Santos Hernandez (to whom he was related). Included with the sale of this guitar will be a letter of provenance writen and signed by Manuel Velazquez...

Check it out: A very rare classical guitar by Cyndy Burton. We call this traditional concert guitar our giant killer since few of the so called machismo guitars can out project it. It is one of the most refined, complex sounding Hauser I influenced instruments we've played...
Check it out: An as new, mint example of Italian guitar maker Enrico Bottelli's premiere model: This traditionally constructed guitar features Bottelli's finest work: rare old materials, precise craftsmanship, elegant inlay work, Rodgers precision tuning machine heads with ebony buttons, and "V" graft head to neck joint. Comes with a  Bam 8002XL Hightech case...
Just Arrived: A spectacular 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. Both very musical and very powerful, this player friendly, world class, concert instrument has a highly appealing warm, creamy, very smooth signature sound and a wide palette of color and attack. Each note is like a polished jewel...
Just Arrived: A new 2014 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, midrange, and bass with impressive depth of sound. This concert guitar responds particularly fast to both subtle and large changes in color and attack...
Call For Best Price: Bam 8002XL Hightech classical guitar cases. Large inventory in stock with silver carbon, black carbon, tweed grey, and white exteriors. In designing these small, sleek, hard shell cases Bam has drawn upon its years of experience developing and producing its highly regarded line of Hightech violin and 'cello cases. Ultra light, ultra strong, BAM's L'Original Hightech clasical guitar cases offer outstanding shock, compression, and thermal protection...
Just Arrived: A new 2014 Robert and Orville Milburn double top classical guitar. A modern concert guitar of impressive refinement, this guitar embodies a unique synthesis of composite double top design (as pioneered by the great contemporary German master, Gernot Wagner) and a modern variant of Hauser I's seven fan bracing system. Quick round trebles, deep well defined basses, outstanding projection, very smooth response (this guitar is nearly impossible to overdrive) make this classical guitar an extremely impressive concert instrument...
Just Arrived: A brilliant new Stauffer reproduction by Bernhard Kresse. Over a career spanning many years 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. His inspired reproductions are performed and recorded upon by an unusually large and distinguished group of artists...
Just Arrived: A magnificent new 2014 concert guitar by Joshia de Jonge. This classical guitar has it all: a rich, dark, very clear, very even, very responsive, musical voice; unusually fine projection; and exquisite, understated visual beauty. 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 biographical essay and photo spread about Ms. de Jonge's elegant work...
Just arrived: Four gorgeous sets of Rodgers Hauser style tuning machine heads: (1) L111 sets with ebony or mother of pearl oval buttons, (2) L299 sets also with ebony or mother of pearl oval buttons. Rodgers' tuning machine heads are recognized around the world to be the most elegantly designed, finely crafted, smoothest, accurate, reliable, visually beautiful classical guitar tuning machines ever made...
Featured Classical Guitar: This wonderful new 2014 Kolya Panhuyzen concert guitar is the finest cedar top guitar we have received from this illustrious German master. Its sound is dark, powerful, very clear, and balanced. Kolya Panhuyzen's classical guitars have been performed and recorded upon by an unusually large number of professional musicians...
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 mint condition classical guitar by Italian luthier Paolo Coriani. Constructed in the style of Manuel Ramirez, this is a fine traditional fan braced instrument with a clear, balanced, warm, somewhat aged sound both across and up and down the strings. Playability is excellent. Offered here at a very reasonable price...