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Classical Guitars
new 2005 Simon Ambridge, U.K Spruce, Brazilian Excellent  Condition Sold



The famous British builder, with a very long list, comes to N.Y., to grace us with pure, mellow, sounding, beautifully articulated, basses & trebles.


new 2011 Peter Barton, U.K.

Brazilian Rosewood

Very Good Condition Sold


Barton learned from studying the great masters, past & present. He uses  carefully selected woods which produce a warm, bright sound throughout. HIs rosettes are handmade & the tuners are Sloane's with dark pearl buttons.,giving the guitar a "mysterious look."(quoted by a guitarist)  Vladislav Blaha & Nikita Koshkin amongst others, play  Barton guitars.



new 2004 Tobias Berg, Germany

Spruce/Indian Rosewood Mint Condition Sold



Berg was born in Sweden, studied in Canada, U.K. & finally in the U.S. with Robert Ruck & Jeff Elliott, two of the maestros of the lutherie world.

This guitar has all the subtleties & expression you would find in the finest builders plus a dash of his own. Even though it's old, it's hardly been played.

A small gem.


 1999 Paulino Bernabé Imperial, Spain Cedar/ Brazilian Used Condition $7,500


This guitar by the famous Madrid builder. He was formerly a player & then a builder with very innovative ideas for bracing. He began with 5 struts, then 7 & then a complex layout of 4 struts working outward from the soundboard & 3 from the basses at different heights & thicknesses.

This guitar may be old but it's open, alive & still has it's mojo.

new 2012 Tobias Braun, Austria Spruce, Satinwood Excellant Condition



Braun was born in Germany but moved to Vienna.
He studied under Jose Romanillos & eventually became his asst. in classes.
This guitar is so unusual, from the woods, the handmade purfling & rosette, the made to order German Wagner tuners & the small  tornavoz inside the sound hole.Torres developed the tornavoz, (small metal cone mounted inside the sound hole to amplify the sound } & it wa used by some luthier's past & present. 


new 2007 Geza Burghardt, B.C. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent Sold





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.


2020 Serge De Jonge, Canada


New $10,999


Sergei is one of the most prominent luthiers in Canada. His use of exceptional woods is seen in this guitar with the bear claw top & the back & sides  of the exotic Zircote wood. Even the tuners are unusual. They are made of wood , from Switzerland by Schertler. His concern for the sound of the guitar is as important as the beauty of the woods His guitar lives up to his name & his woods. It is pure, clear, balanced & extremely easy to play with a very comfortable neck. I am privileged to offer one of his guitars for sale.

 2009 Serge De Jonge, Canada

Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood

Mint Condition Sold


This guitar by the Canadian master, has the most luxurious woods: bearclaw spruce top & very rare Brazilian rosewood back & sides. The condition is flawless & the sound is singing & full of sustain
2009 Dominique Delarue, France Cedar/Indian Rosewood Excellent Condition Sold



This sound from the famous French luthier, is piano - like, with resonant deep sustaining overtones, deep basses & sweet trebles & with a French accent. Comes with VISESNUIT case.


 2011 Michelle Della Giustina, Italy Spruce/Brazilian Excellent Condition $6,400


Michelle uses very carefully selected woods to produce  deeply inspired guitars. 

This is a double top with a raised fingerboard. The sound is direct & dramatic.

2015 Jeff Elliott, U.S. Spruce/BrazilianSpruce/Brazilian Mint Condition Inquire
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 1922 Domingo Esteso, Spain - Flamenco Spruce/Cypress Very Good Condition Inquire


This guitar belongs to Victor Monge Serrranito.

I haven't seen it but I'm representing the sale.  Only serious buyers call please.

1948 Domingo Esteso Sobrinos, Spain Spruce Cypress Used Condition $5,000


This guitar was owned and played by the famous Esteban. It comes from the family of the great Domingo Esteso.

If you want a real sounding flamenco guitar broken in with a lot of Spanish duende left, this is it.

new 2014 Dominique Field, France

Brazilian Rosewood






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.


1994 Dominique Field, France Spruce/Indian Roserwood Very Good Condition Inquire


Dominique Field follows in the footsteps of the other great French builders, Robert Bouchet & Daniel Friederich.

As with many luthiers, both front & back  bracing constantly changes, as they look & listen for more & different sounds on either treble or bass sides.

Although this is an early version of his bracing, Field now uses a very unique & complicated bracing system, very different from this early version.

Nevertheless, as always he manages to bring a distinct clarity & definition to this guitar, not unlike his former mentors. New guitars are $40k.

new 1989 Ignacio Fleta, hijo, Spain Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Excellent Sold

Fleta Hijo


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 Sold



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.


2019 Jose Fuentes, Spain Spruce/Pau Ferro Mint Condition $5,000


Fuentes is a Barcelona builder, working for 20 years building classical & flamenco guitars.

He uses a matte finish to enhance  the brightness & balance. This is a very playable & well defined guitar.

1999 Joaquin Garcia, Spain Spruce, Indian Rosewood
Excellent Condition $5,500


Although Joaquin Garcia, was born in Argentina, he did most of his significant work when he moved to Spain.

This guitar is a wow! An old timer with such brightness & clarity that shocked me when I first heard it.  It compares to any contemporary guitar of a higher price & it's so open & alive .

1978 John Gilbert #23, U.S Spruce/Brazilian, Alessi Tuners Excellent Condition Sold


One of the most revered sought after makers, one of the best years & one of his best guitars.
Full rich tonal projection like only the late, great JG has produced.

new 1980 John Gilbert Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Very Good Condition Sold


Not John Gilbert the famous actor but John Gilbert the famous luthier. Although Gilbert was formerly an engineer for Hewlett -Packard, he became one of the most esteemed builders who's guitars were played worldwide.

The condition is very good with just a repaired hairline crack at the lower bout end.

Gilbert had a knack for creating a surround sound with his innovative construction. That's why his guitars were in such demand & still are. The rich, tonal fullness is unmistakeable.

new 1971 Hermann Hauser II, Germany Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Mint Condition Sold



I'm told by Kathrin Hauser, "the top comes from the Tegersee area in Bavaria.
It looks like very old stock from Josef Hauser & Hermann Hauser l.
Also  the beautiful, rare, sides & back  are from the stock of HH l. (1930-1935)
With woods this old, it can only sound as glorious as it looks !!


new 1975 Hermann Hauser II Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood  Excellant Condition Sold


Hermann Hauser II (1911-1988)

He began working in his father's workshop in 1930 & all guitars were signed by HH I until he took over in 1952 & began signing HH ll until 1983. The last one was # 1050. HH II developed his guitars through the input of his relationships with Segovia & Bream & other notable players. This guitar is in excellent condition except for a repaired hairline crack below the bridge. The sound is bright, brilliant & beautiful with excellent playability & response.

new 2000 Herman Hauser III

Spruce, Indian Rosewood

Excellent Condition Sold


What a surprisingly eloquent & elegant Hauser this is.
It's bold, not brash with warm sweet tones & is remarkably melodic.
One of Herman's best.

Herman Hauser III and Bevery Maher.


new 2019 Kathrin Hauser IV #34 De Spruce
Indian Rosewood

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What a beautiful work of art & a sound so bright, clear, balanced, sweet, lyrical — there are't enough adjectives. 

The woods are from a very old stock, the saddle & tuners are pearl & notice the strip on the headstock. It's a copy of a 1940 Segovia model  &  comes with an authentication card With a gold seal.

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. One is available now.

With mother of pearl tie block & bridge dots.



new 1941 Santos Hernandez, Spain Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Very Good Condition Sold



One of Spain's greatest luthier's. 1874-1943

One ,amongst Santos' many accomplishments on the guitar, was his 1st string bracing solution which equalized  the troublesome 1st string, making it equally resonant to the 2nd & 3rd. Santos  worked in the shop of Manuel Ramirez & is  believed to have made the famous 1912 Manuel Ramirez guitar, owned by Segovia & donated to the Met Museum.  (which I appraised).


  2021 Darren Hippner, U.S., Flamenco Spruce/Cypress   $3,400


Hippner is a longtime builder of reasonably priced classical & flamenco guitars.
This is loud & clear with easy action & a beautiful snakewood stripe down the middle of the back.
 1989 Jonathan Hinves, Spain Spruce/Indian Rosewood Excellent Condition Sold


Hinves was from the UK, then moved to Granada, to study & build guitars under Marin Monterro.
Unfortunately, he's no longer building guitars, so this is one of the few remaining prizes.

Granada guitars are immediately open & sweet sounding, because of the humidity & the woods used.
This one, also bursting with brightness of sound, which because of it's age, is better than ever.

2018 Richard Howell, Australia Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood Mint Condition Sold



He is one of the outstanding , Fleta influenced builders.
He has used cedar with the warmth & precision that only an experienced maker can create.
A serious concert guitar with power, warmth & great sustain.

new 2002 Rafael Mandones, Chile Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood Excellent Condition Sold


This guitar was hardly played & it was made when the most beautiful Brazilian rosewood was available to export.

His woods are some of the most elegant I've ever seen & his sounds are as clear & defined as possible

2012 Rafael Mardones, Chile Spruce & Bolivian Rosewood   $8,400


This is another guitar by Rafael Mardones the esteemed Chilean luthier with extraordinary colors designs. Woods of Spruce & Bolivian Rosewood.
 2003  Rafael Mardones, Chile Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood Condition Mint $7,500



This exquisite, unusual guitar by the famous Rafael Mardones. This guitar has the beauty & sustain of his workmanship. The woods are remarkable & the sound is as you would expect.

new 2008 Simon Marty, Australia Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood Excelllent Condition Sold



Marty was formerly a research scientist who through a grant from his government , devoted all his time to developing non traditional, innovative guitars which are loud, responsive & well balanced.

  2003 Stefano Moccetti, Swiss/Italian Spruce/Brazilian Excelllent Condition




This student of Jose Romanillos makes completely handcrafted guitars with fine old woods & a distinct sound, similar to Romanillos but with an Italian twist: bright, warm, balanced.

This is a gem of a guitar  & comes with a strong Humi case, humidified with an inside hygrometer, so your guitar will always be safe in all weather.

new 1969 Marcelino Lopez Nieto, Spain Cedar, Brazilian Rosewood  Excellant Condition Sold


Lopez is one of the most underrated,  experienced, Madrid builders.The Summerfield book names him as one of the finest.

This is Marin' s "Bouchet model, it is  named after the esteemed. French builder Robert Bouchet, the luthier with whom Marin worked closely with at one period of his career. Many builders name their guitars after those that they admire, such as,"Hauser model" or "Fleta model" etc., not having worked with them but admiring their work &/or their bracing patterns.

2013 Antonio Marin Monterro, Spain Spruce/Brazilian Very Good Condition Sold



Marin is the father of the Famous Granada School of Luthiers.
His guitars are always, open, sweet & mellow but this is one of the loudest Marin's I've heard.
There's one street in Granada, lined with guitar builders in small shops, leading to the Alhambra, the jewel of Granada.

This is his “Bouchet”model named after the great French luthier Robert Bouchet, whom Marin worked with at one period in his life.

2021 Lubos Naprstek, U.S. Spruce / Indian Rosewood New $8,600


This is the most popular model of the sandwiched sound board featuring Spruce as the face with heavy bear claw, balsa, spruce inside.
-Indian rosewood, back and sides 
- elevated fingerboard.

The rich, full sound from bass to treble is evident immediately in this guitar from the talented maker from the Czech Republic.

 2003 Kolya Panhuyzen, Germany

Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood

Excellant Condition $6,300



He has been building guitars for over 40 years & chosen by many musicians for the playability, projection & range of colors produced by these instruments.


1967 Manouk Papazian, NY Spruce/Brazilian Excellent Condition Sold


Rare old guitar in mint condition with Rogers tuners the neck is very flat and easy to to play.

  2003 Darryl Perry, Canada Spruce/Brazilian Excellent Condition Sold



Another beautifully balanced, across the spectrum sound, that Perry is so famous for.

Evenness & brilliance throughout.  One of his best & in remarkable condition. “One of his best & in dead mint condition, hardly played.”

2014 Daryl Perry, Canada

Spruce/Indian Rosewood

Excellent Condition Sold




This guitar was hardly played.

It’s balanced tonality & ease of playing makes for an exceptional sound & price.


new 2019 Leonard Plattner, Sp Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New $10,000





It's fantastic. Tremendous presence, amazing sustain, (way above the 12th fret) & great balance. Includes special tuners & special Visesnut case.

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.


2020 J. Marin Plazuelo, Spain Spruce/Brazilian New $9,500


Plazuelo is the nephew of the great Granada builder, Jose Marin Montero.
As all Granada guitars, they are very open, clear & balanced, with considerable warmth.

 1999 John Price, Australia Spruce/Blackwood Excellant Condition $4,300


His workmanship & big bright sound make him one of the outstanding Austalian builders.
His newer guitars are over $12,000. This is the best deal in town.

2001 John Price, Australia #148 Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood Excellent Condition $7,000


This is an arched back, lattice braced guitar in the style of Greg Smallman.

It's very easy to play with a very big sound & complete balance from bass to treble.

new 1981 Jose Ramirez Centenario Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Excellent Condition Sold


The limited edition Centenario guitars, were built to commemorate the first centennial of the Ramirez factory founded in 1882. Only the finest, most beautiful woods were chosen, along with the exquisite headstock & tuning machines.

The sound is typically Ramirez: full & lush, only more of both.

Segovia said,“Jose Ramirez has built the most sonorous & beautifully timbered guitars in the whole world”


1921 Julian Gomez Ramirez, Spain Spruce/Mahogany Very Good Condition $7,500


It's very much like a Torres in body size & sound. A little jewel!

Born in Spain in 1879 and studied under the two great Ramirez brothers, Jose and Manuel .He moved to Paris in 1920 and set up his own shop. There he met Robert Bouchet the painter, who was an accomplished flamenco player. He introduced Bouchet to the Spanish art of lutherie which Bouchet incorporated in some of his own French style  Guitars & bought a guitar in 1938 from JGR which is in a museum in Paris.  The famous guitar duo Presti and Lagoya also played guitars by JGR.

This guitar has a 640 mm length, 49 mm at the nut & small body size built in the Torres style but what a shock when you play it.  It’s just bursting with bass & treble surprise sounds. The illustrious guitarist Ida Presti also played a JGR in addition to playing a Robert Bouchet guitar. Its very much like a Torres. This is a jewel.

2000 José Ramirez, Spain Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood Repaired Sold




Except for the repaired back crack,the condition is excellent.

This is a 650 scale Ramirez and one of the last ones made of Brazilian Rosewood.

It’s an easy to play Ramirez with a bright Spanish flavor & a good price.

2001 Jose Ramirez “Elite,” Spain Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood Excellent Condition Sold



The most famous & most prolific of all Spanish guitar builders, has made a limited edition of guitars called. “Elite,”

This beautiful quartered dark Brazilian back & the elegant white spruce top and Rogers tuners is one of the loudest 650 Ramirez's I've heard.

This is a prize & one of the last.
2020 John Ray, Spain Spruce/Indian New $7,000


This is a smaller size guitar 640 MM very easy to play and with a lot of projection. John Ray is a Canadian who has been living and working in Granada for many years. Granada is the home of the great guitar makers of Spain.

Mikhail Robert, 1991, Canada Cedar/Indian Used $4,500


Mikhail is one of the most important & revered Canadian builders.
This is old and has been played it is bright, clear & a great deal.
2016 Jean Rompre, Canada Spruce/Indian Rosewood Mint Condition Sold





This spectacular guitar with it's raised fingerboard, arm rest, vaulted back, elegant tuning machines, has a huge sound resonating from the unusual bracing system.

It would not be overshadowed playing as a duo with the violin or any other instrument.

2004 David Rouse, U.K., Cedar/Indian Mint Condition Sold


In the words of the builder: "The craftsmanship is of the highest possible standards.
The guitar is powerful & graceful, vivacious & melancholic, subtle & strong."

That says it all!


new 1994 David Rubio, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent Sold




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.


  2001 German Vazquez Rubio, U.S. Spruce/Indian Rosewood Mint Condition $7,500


He studied with some of the great Spanish & American builders & built guitars for some of the top classical & Jazz players.

This is his famous  "Hauser" model. Originally owned by the famous,"Esteban."

The sound is well balanced, romantic, resonant & velvety.

new 1967 Jose Rubio - #113 Spruce/Brazilian Mint Condition Sold






Rubio at 66 Carmine St in Grenwich Village, Sept 1967


1992 Robert Ruck, U.S Spruce & Brazilian Rosewood Mint Condition Sold


This guitar has portals, Sloane tuners, the works.

It doesn't get any better than this.
2002 Robert Ruck,U.S. Cedar / Indian Rosewood Some Wear Sold



The sound of this  guitar is as  luscious as a guitar from the master builder can be, with ports.

FYI :Ports  are holes on the top shoulders. More projection supposedly. Some like them , some don't.

It formerly belonged to Manuel Barrueco.


1972 Kazuo Sato, U.K. Lute   Very Good Condition $4,500


1972 Renaissance lute.
An 8 course Renaissance lute from the Rubio workshop, made by Kazuo Sato. This lute was formerly owned by Frederich Noad. 

 2000 Paul Sheridan, Australia Cedar, Madagascar Very Good Condition Sold


This powerful guitar by the well known Australian builder, is lattice braced, arched back, has Schaller tuners, lots of colors, well balanced & easy to play.

1931 Francisco Simplicio
with tornavoz #341, Spain
Spruce/ Brazilian Excellant Condition Sold



This is a one person owned guitar direct from Argentina, with original case & an interesting provenance.

It is  truly a jewel in the crown ! Simplicio was one the great Barcelona builders formerly a cabinet maker, as so many luthiers were at first. He worked under  the esteemed luthier, Enrique Garcia & was left the shop after Garcia's demise. In 1923 Simplicio won a gold medal in the International Exhibition in Barcelona & soon became the most important Spanish builder.

The headstock is pure art nouveau, as seen in Barcelona architecture, the woods are old & supreme & the guitar has a tornavoz, which is a metal resonator to project & improve the sound. This guitar is remarkable not only for it's condition but the sound, which is as beautiful & rich as The city of it's birth. This is one of the most thrilling guitars I have & heard.

new 1937 Miguel Simplicio, Spain Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Condition: Used Sold



Miguel was  the son of  Francisco Simplicio, who died in 1932.  Francisco was the heir to Enrique Garcia. This guitar was made by Francisco & finished by his son Miguel. The guitars Miguel made have a very different label. As you can see, this one is the same as that of his father & of Enrique Garcia. The back is the same wood used by his predecessors & the deorative, woman with lyre, carved headstock, similar to the architecture of the famous Antoni Gaudi, whose works adorn the city of Barcelona. According to the article by Daniel Friederich in Orfeo magazine, there are only 5 guitars made with this particular headstock.

The basses are strong & the trebles are sweet & lyrical.

Orfeo Magazine #1 - English edition - Winter 2013  


2019 Kim Schwartz, U.S Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood New Sold


Building Guitars for over 45 yrs & with an interest in acoustical engineering, knowledge in Violin as well as Arch top Guitar construction & by bending both the soundboard & the  back of the Guitar. Kim has developed an Instrument that is powerful, rich & with incredible sustain. He utilizes 2 Romanillos bracingly patterns, so that the guitar has a combination Romanillos - like sound & lattice braced power.

The scale length is 635MM and 51 MM at the nut, Sloane tuners, an armrest, fret markers, elevated neck & 2 strap pins.

Who could ask for anything more?


2007 Andrea Tacchi, Italy Spruce, Brazilian Mint Condition Sold


From the hands of the master Italian builder comes this elegant example of the art of Lutherie and the sound most desired by discerning players.

The guitar is dedicated to Robert Bouchet, the great French builder. The Rodgers tuners add to the beauty & the condition is as new, hardly played, collector worthy.

Tacchi has a 15 year waiting list.


new 2008 Andreas Tacchi, Italy


Excellant Condition



Un altra grande chitarra, from Tacchi.


2010 Alfredo Velazquez, USA Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Mint Condition $12,000


This guitar, by the son of the illustrious Manuel Velazquez, has captured the sweet tone of his father's guitars, with excellent bass, comfort & ease of playing.

As a plus, it has Rodgers tuners.


new 1958 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.A. Spruce/Brazilian Very Good Condition Sold




The 50's ,the most sought after period of Manuel's guitars.
Except for a repaired hairline crack under the bridge, it's in very good shape.
The  sound is mellow, sweet & yet with tremendous volume.
Manuel had the secret. The sound that most guitarist's listen for.
Even steel string players like Keith Richards, Paul Simon, etc.chose Manuel's guitars


new 1962 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.A. Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Very Good Condition Sold



This is an exact copy of a 1937 Hauser guitar.

Except for some back marks & smudges,it s in good shape.I could hve refinished the back but I prefer to maintain the dignity & provenance of guitars. The one  owner, was a professional guitarist, mostly played steel strings. He also has several  D Angelicos for sale but just one Velazquez. Steel players usually have one nylon guitar, invariably, Velazquez. I've sold them to several players: Paul Simon, Keith Richards, to name a few.

They love the clarity, balance, sweetness of Manuel's guitars. He worked in NY until 1963, when he left for P.R. I love the guitar, the story behind it & the builder.


1967 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Repaired Condition Sold



Que lastima, that this guitar from “our Hauser”, with the bear claw top has a replacement piece.

Initially it would be  15-20k but as such, it’s only $7,500

new 1969 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.


Excellent Sold



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.

Click letter to enlarge.


  1979 Manuel Velasquez, U.S.

Cedar/Indian Rosewood Very Good Condition $14,000


Velazquez made some cedar guitars mostly in the 70’s.

The body is slightly bigger than guitars of other years and so is the sound.It has a clarity unlike most cedar Guitars but of course it’s a Velazquez.

new 1979 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Cedar
Indian Rosewood
Excellent Sold



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!!


1987 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Mint Condition $16,000



This is one of the best guitars from Manuel's 80's collection. It's lusciously sonorous with velvety tones, both basses & trebles.

Another Velazquez gem.


2002 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.A. Spruce/ Brazilian Rosewood Excellent Condition $16,000


This well cared for guitar joins the ranks of all the other great guitars by, 'OUR HAUSER, Manuel Velazquez.
It has, sweetness, clarity, projection. 

2007 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce/Brazilian Mint Condition Sold


Another magnificent from Manuel with hand chosen 60 year old woods Rogers tuners and 20th Fret. This guitar was made to order all the woods were hand picked directly from Manuel. And the beauty of sound. Inquire.

new 2006 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $18,000



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.




2020 Robert Vincent, Ca Spruce/Indian Rosewood New $6,500


This is a slightly shorter scale and smaller body width. Vincent studied under Kenny Hill in a prison guitar making class & was an exceptional student from the beginning. He became so popular as a builder that he was released earlier from prison where he should not have been in the first place. Harry  Belafonte was so impressed with his skills that he commissioned him to build a guitar for Carlos Santana as a gift. This guitar has the characteristics of a guitar maker of prestige.


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8 course Renaissance Rubio style lute made by Sato formerly belonging to Fred Noad