Out of the 400 guitars concert guitars made by Daniel Friederich, the ones made in the 80s and 90s are amongt the best. Here is the chance to get a 1991 Daniel Friederich n°686 at a lower price. This guitar has been damaged in 2003 and repaired by the master himself. A letter signed by M. Friederich garanties that the repair has been made without any effect in the sound quality.
We are proud to offer you a brand new guitar from one of the most famous guitarmarker from Australia. This is a rare oppportunity to acquire a brand new Simon Marty .
Simon Marty guitars are among the most popular Australia guitars played by concertists after Smallmann but before Redgate. Power and magic sounds for a guitar which has a dynamic very close from a traditionnal guitar with an impressive sound definition. This one as something particular more dynamics, more projection, very opened.
We are proud to list one of the most gifted Australian guitar makers. Zbigniew combines a modern Australian lattice design with the traditional European craftsmanship.
His guitars are played by famous concertists such as Costas Cotsilis (Greece), Rafael Aguirre Minarro (Spain), Artyon Dervoed (Russia), Alen Garagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal), Guilherme Vinces (Brazil) and Krzytof Pelech(Poland).
The famous Portentosa has been declined under the double-top format by Dieter Hopf. This new Portentosa called Evolution represents the achievement in terms of double top guitarmaking : power, musicality, balance and confort. If all the Portentosa models looks the same, this Evolution is a true revolution in terms of lutherie. A fantastic instrument !
“The Unsurpassable”, treasured for over thirty years of Dieter Hopf and used over a twelve year period as a “Furioso” by many soloists, has been renewed and reworked once again. New changes in the construction of the body enhance the tried and true basic concept of the instrument by allowing for a greater degree of tonal diversity and variety of sound.
John Price combines tradition and innovation to handcraft guitars in his workshop in Hahndorf, South Australia. John’s guitars are played on stages all over the world by such virtuosos as the world famous Argentinian composer/performer Jorge Morel and well known Jazz artist George Benson. Like most of the Australian lattice-braced guitars, his guitars features arched back and very thin tops supported with carbon fiber. A magnificent lutherie, a powerful voice which offers a wide range possible sound very warm with a long sustain.
The Progresso model is a double top based on the Portentosa design specially made for those who cannot afford the Evolution or the Grande Furioso Portentosa. As always in these cases, the guitars made always offer a fantastic ratio price for money: same sound quality, same know-how, same attention to details.
‘Robin Moyes does not make Smallman type guitars. His guitars use an almost carbon-free radial barring and are very similar to the guitars made by Simon Marty, with whom he has perfected this technique. A powerful, very well-balanced tone, premier-quality materials and meticulous guitar-making, with a touch very similar to that of a traditional guitar.
If you are looking for a powerful double-top with perfect lutherie you have to try Otto Rauch guitars. Very dynamic, fat sounds and great balance however with just what you need of roundness. Otto is very experienced and make few guitars. This light guitar is really in the tradition of the German double top. A lot of pleasure and maybe the most powerful double tops of our catalogue.
Fritz Mueller is a well-known luthier who is regarded as a true innovative artiste. His double-tops are one of a kind, obviously for the beauty of his lutherie, but mainly for his fantastic sound production technique. His double-tops are not like the ‘standard’ double-tops. Not only is there a big sound of course but there is also a lot of sensitivity and emotion. A modern guitar with a huge potential overflowing with musicality.
Superb projection, clarity and sustain, combined with a rich, full tone. the Kim Lissarrague concert gutiars are competing with the best guitars. The high notes are creamy and singing, while the bass notes are rounded and powerful, giving a “cello” impression. Certainly the closest to perfection !
Kim Lissarrague guitars are among the best that you can found.
We are proud to introduce in Europe this young master of double-tops. Among the young and talented guitar makers from Canada, Martin Blackwell is offering guitars with a consistent standard of excellence, found in their depth of tone, balance and playability. His double-tops are very responsive and powerful opening up a great dynamic range with an excellent sustain and wonderful evenness and separation .
Germany is famous for producing the best double-top guitars in the world such as the guitars from Dieter Müller, Michel Brück and of course Matthias Dammann. Carsten Kobs has been making guitars since 1991. His guitars have strong fundamentals in relation to overtones. The sound is warm, full, round and very powerful with dark basses and sparkling trebles. The guitar is light and the pleasure huge.. We are proud to list Carsten guitars which are among the best existing double tops.
Stanlislaw Partyka is a luthier who is making wonderful concert guitars. His guitars are inspired by the Australian guitar school – Marty, Gnatek, Redgate,..- and produce a huge volume. The Craftsmanship is exquisite. Because Stanislaw is as well a professional player, he makes very few guitars. To be discovered.
Fabien Ballon is a young and talented luthier who is experiencing new bracing. His guitars are producing fat and creamy sounds very powerful. His top are thinner and his bracing are sort of close to a lattice bracing without any carbone. The result is astonishing and unique.To be discovered.
The semi-concert guitars from Graham have been made for players who always wanted to have a true Caldersmith concert guitar but who didn’t have the chance to be fortunate enough. There are some slight construction differences such as for instance a flat back instead of an arched back, but the sound qualities remain at a very high level. An incredible guitar with a big voice and warm and creamy trebles and lots of medium .. at a lower price.
A rich sound, a broad sound range, powerful bass notes, resonant high notes and outstanding playing comfort. The guitar-making quality and wood essences are often spectacular. These guitars are regularly used by a large number of concert artistes, including Raphaël Andia and Claire Sananikone in France.
For once China is offering us a true luthier : Master Guo Yulong who is making guitars himself in his workshop with the help of 2 assistants. His guitars are in no way double-top copy but there are 100 percent created and made by him. Everything is there : power, flexibility, creamy trebles, balance .. and in addition comfort… at a price which made in China. A true concert guitar.
A double top made in Italy by a gifted guitar maker. Leonardo De Gregorio is a guitar marker and a good player as well. He is born in Roma in 1977 and obtained his classical diploma from the music academy of Aquila at the unanimity of the jury. then he played with masters like Massimo delle Cese, Arturo Tallini, Bruno Battisti, D’amario, David Russel, Roland Dyens et Assad. 7 year ago he decided to work full time at guitar building mostly to find THE guitar he was dreaming of …
The least that we can say.. we love his double-top guitars.
Chosen by Ana Vidovic, Jim Redgate’s lattice guitars are among the best in Australia. A unique opportunity to acquire a 2009 guitar by a guitar-maker at the height of his art. In totally new condition! With the following options : master grade rosewood, tuner graf Celtic & a hard case BAM