Classical Guitar News & Updates

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...
Just Arrived: A beautiful 2013 double top Eric Monrad "Black Guitar." We consider this to be a landmark design from this highly esteemed master guitar maker: outstanding tonal beauty, power, exquisite visual beauty, and meticulous craftsmanship - all in one extraordinary musical instrument...
Just Arrived: The BAM La Défense Hightech 8002 XLA hard shell classical guitar case. This latest Bam Hightech case is small, stylish with its brushed aluminum exterior look, ultra light (weighs only 6.2 pounds), and strong. Drawing upon its years of experience developing and producing a highly regarded line of Hightech violin and 'cello cases, BAM's Hightech clasical guitar cases offer outstanding shock, compression and thermal protection...
Just Arrived: Two exceptional new 2015 Antonio Marin Montero classical guitars: One Ziricote/spruce, the other Indian/ spruce. We have had the honor to represent this great master for the last twenty-five years. Simply stated: These two concert guitars are among 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 Garcia Model by master luthier Walter Verreydt. This lovely, very smooth sounding, impeccably crafted traditional guitar is a musical jewel. It has a wonderful large refined concert sound, excellent sustain and balance, and a wide palette of color and attack. The trebles are strong, round, quick to speak, and pure; the basses rich, deep, and clear. It is both easy and great fun to play due to its comfortaable action, overall musical flexibility, and warm alluring sound...

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...
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...