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Classical Guitars
Luthier
Woods
Condition
Price
 
2011 Peter Barton

U.K, Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood

Very Good Condition $6,000

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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.

 

       
2012 Tobias Braun Austria, Spruce, Satinwood Excellant Condition

$6,000
Sold

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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. 

 

       
2007 Geza Burghardt, B.C. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $15,000

 

Burghardt

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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.

 

 
new 2014 Dominique Field, France

Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood

Mint

$36,000

Field

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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.

 


 
1989 Ignacio Fleta, hijo, Sp

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

Excellent

$24,000

Fleta Hijo

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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

Friederich

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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.

Friederich

 
1936 Hermann Hauser l     Inquire
   
       
1975 Hermann Hauser II Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood  Excellant Condition Sold

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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 ll 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 2016 Kathrin Hauser IV Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

Inquire

Hauser IV

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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.

SOLD - New one due in October

 

 
new 2015 Darren Hippner Spruce
Brazilian, Double Top
New

$6,000

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This is an innovative, elaborate hellion bracing system.  There's alot going on inside this guitar & alot more coming out. It's very beautiful & rich sounding.  Darren also Santos backed guitars, builds traditional guitars as well, with beautiful craftsmanship at affordable prices.  Endorsed by Ricardo Cobo

 

Also Santos braced guitar available. $4,500.

 

 
new 2016 Lubos Naprstek, U.S. Cedar
Brazilian Rosewood
New

$9,000

Lubos Naprstek

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Just arrived, much talked about, Balsa Double Top.

Has both the punch of a double top & the sweetness & colors of his traditional guitars.

 


 
2013 Lubos Naprstek, U.S. Spruce
Cocobolo
New

$6,000

Lubos Naprstek

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This is a copy of a Bouchet guitar.
It's very mellow, easy to play & a great price. It was made in 2013 but not up for sale until now.

 
1969 Marcelino Lopez Nieto, Spain Cedar, Brazilian Rosewood  Excellant Condition $6,300

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Lopez is one of the most underrated,  experienced, Madrid builders.The Summerfield book names him as one of the finest.
His sound is unlike the brash Ramirez but more elegant & refined. concert sound. He studied under Daniel Fortea & worked with Hernandez Y Aguado before opening his own shop. The scale is 660 & easy to play.

       
2014 Daryl Perry, Canada Spruce
Indian Rosewood
New

$9,000

Perry

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This amazing guitar by Perry is  based on a Robert Bouchet model. It has the same qualities as a Bouchet: balance, richness & sustain. Allesi tuners.

 

 
1999 John Price, Au Spruce/Blackwood Excellant Condition $6,000

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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.

       
2016 Leonard Plattner, Sp

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

New New One in June

plattner

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The eagerly awaited Plattner has arrived.

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

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.

 

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

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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.

 

Rubio at 66 Carmine St in Grenwich Village, Sept 1967

Flamenco

 
1929 Francisco Simplicio,  Sp Spruce
Cuban Mahogany
Excellant Condition Sold

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Francisco (1874- 1932) ,was  the only student of the great. Enrique Garcia . He continued using the EG label on which he signed over : ‘the only pupil of  Enrique Garcia.’

His beautiful carved headstock is so indicitive of the Art Deco architecture of Barcelona , where he lived. The sound of this guitar is, mellow, pure, old world sound, never to be duplicated in later Spanish guitars .

       
1937 Miguel Simplicio, Spain Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Condition: Used $18,000

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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  

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

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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!!

 

 
2006 Manuel Velazquez, U.S. Spruce
Brazilian Rosewood
Excellent $17,000

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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.

 

       
new 1969 Manuel Velazquez, U.S.

Spruce
Indian Rosewood

Excellent $12,300  
$15,000
Sold

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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.

 

   
new 2014 Jason Wolverton, Ca. sp, Birdseye  Maple Excellent Condition

Deal Of The Month
$5,100

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This is a custom ordered 645 scale lattice braced guitar with 20 frets. There is beautiful marquetry along the sides, the headstock & down the back. Every elegant detail is covered from top to bottom. 

Jason studied with the great Romanillos & it's very obvious in the design & sound colors. It's rich, &  bright as only a maple guitar can be.  It's a beaut!

       
Several Used Guitars

Sembner, Pedrini, Kohno professional, Hippner, Della Giustina.

All in excellant condition. under $6,000
   

Manuel Velazquez Documentary

New York Times video and article about Beverly and the Guitar Salon

 

 

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