Alec and Michael O’Leary workshop is located nearby in Milford Carlow in the Irish countryside but their guitars are all over the world in the hands of famous players such as Bertas Rojas or Sharon Isbin. Loud and beautiful with a wonderful color tone.
John Price specializes in making an arched, braceless back guitar, designed to maximise strength and allow better airflow inside the soundbox to enhance the projection of the instrument markedly. It has a ‘focusing’ effect on the classical guitar’s overall sound, and minimizes the dampening effect when the classical guitar is held too close to the body. This 352 is an true example of John’s work.
There are few guitar makers in the US making double-top guitars, Dake Traphagen is one of the first and is making fine double-tops which are played by famous concertists. Like the German guitar makers, Dake produces double-tops which are very balanced with a warm sound and a wonderful craftmanship. Listen to our video to discover Dake’s guitars.
Searching for a nice Daniel Friederich from the 80’s is not easy. Lot of them have some small damages and repairs, so when we found this one we have been very happy mostly because of its sound quality and as well its very good condition. It sings like a Friederich of course.
The Simon Marty classical guitars are so good that it is very uncommon to get a preowned guitar. This one is in close to Mint condition and has the magical sound of the Simon Marty – all the Simon Marty classical guitars are very consistant. This 2008 has the huge string seperation and the cristal-clear treebles, with the magnificent basses.
Dieter Müller had been making double-top classical guitars since years. His classical guitars are highly influenced by Matthias Dammann guitars. A great voice with a warm sound and creamy notes. A unique classical guitar.
Andreas double-top are unique : double-tops usually produce a round and warm sound with a huge projection and less sustain: Andreas Spruce/spruce double-top offers wonderful complexity with a full range of tone color, the string separation is unique and the basses remains dark and round.
Stanislaw Partyka is a luthier who is making wonderful concert classical guitars. His classical guitars are inspired by the Australian classical 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.
Allan Bull is making classical guitar in Tasmania Australia. His guitars are true Australia guitars and bared all the caracteristics of Australian guitars. Heavy body, arched-back very thin top.. however his guitars present a lot of unique innovations which as a result make his guitar among the very best australian guitar we have played. String separation, big voice, warm tone !
Just arrived n° 105 :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 classical guitars are regularly used by a large number of concert artistes..Just have a look at the videos of this n°105.
The n° 122 that we just received from Martin is a special edition with a wonderful south-american rosewood. His guitars were already among the best DT , with the south-american rosewood, this one is amazing. This double-top produces fat and creamy notes and as well a long sustain with huge overtones, the sustain is long. A must.
Tony Morison is a talented australian luthier and a wonderful discovery for all the classical guitar lovers: his classical guitars are unique with a strong lattice inspiration but with a traditionnal sense musicality. A surprising result : a classical guitar with a huge and balance projection.
We are proud to list one of the most gifted Australian classical guitar makers. Zbigniew combines a modern Australian lattice design with the traditional European craftsmanship. His classical 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 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.
Just received in September, a cedar top and stunning south American rosewood guitar from Robin. His classical 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 cristal clear notes and huge string separations.
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 classical guitars made always offer a fantastic ratio price for money: same sound quality, same know-how, same attention to details.
Jeroen Hilhorst is a fanstastic luthier : making doubletop with a unique philosophy aiming at producing a huge sound with the best tonal quality. Whereas doubletop are usually very light, his doubletops are heavy with a body made in a view to favor the top to vibrate. A unique guitar choosen by a fantastic player Remi Boucher.. to be discovered
Jeroen Hilhorst is a fanstastic luthier : making doubletop with a unique philosophy aiming at producing a huge sound with the best tonal quality. We have the chance to offer to compare the cedar top and the spruce top.. this cedar 111 as one could expect has more medium than the spruce.. to be discovered.
We are proud to offer you a brand new classical guitar from one of the most famous guitarmarker from Australia. This is a rare oppportunity to acquire a brand new Simon Marty . Simon Marty classical guitars are among the most popular Australia classical guitars played by concertists after Smallmann but before Redgate.
Last spruce guitar from Dan Kellaway was a killer .. we have ordered a cedar top which should even better. Dan Kelleway lattice classical guitar are one of kind, an in-between a Greg Smallman and a Simon Marty. A true discovery.
The famous Portentosa has been declined under the lattice format by Dieter Hopf. This new Portentosa called Evolucion represents the achievement in terms of lattice classical 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!
Once again an opportunity to acquire a nice Greg Smallman guitar from 2005. The new ones are slightly different and some players prefer the warmer sound the old ones from the mid 2000. This 2005 Smallman is in very good condition and one of the best that we ever had.
We commissioned John to build a very special guitar with a fantastic myrtle wood for the back and side. we loved so much his last cedar top than we ordered the same top. The result is beyond our expectations : great beauty and wonderful musicality. John has insert a tasmanian wood on addition in the back.
A lattice guitar made by a French luthier. Régis Sala is a french luthier who is building guitars in the pure French traditional guitar making. However, Régis has decided to build for us a lattice guitar which could have both of the best world of lattice and traditional guitars. The result is amazing : long sustain and warm tone.
In nearly mint condition, a wonderful Smallman from 2001 with all the qualities of Greg’s classical guitar. A rare opportunity to acquire a Smallman in perfect condition. A very substantial, strong, deep and slightly dark sound. This classical guitar is the same as seen and heard in the hands of John Williams, Carlos Bonnell, Xeufei Yang, Craig Ogden and many, many more professional artists.
Daniel Friederich guitars are among the most-sought guitars in the world. The n°162 is an early example of the Friederich guitars. We have been suprised how good this spruce and Rio rosewood guitar is. This guitar is highly comparable to the Friederich from the 80s. Same projection, same tonal color and in addition the brighness and the precision of spruce and the warm tone of the Rio rosewood.
Available for sale : Christian Koehn is a young luthier from Berlin – Germany who build amazing traditional classical guitars which are as powerful as a DT or a lattice. His guitars include an innovative turnavoz inspired by the bass-relex system on the upper side which brings sustain and warm colors. One the best traditional guitar for sure.
Just arrived march 2014. Chosen by Ana Vidovic, Jim Redgate’s lattice guitars are among the best in Australia. A unique opportunity to acquire a 2007 classical guitar by a guitar-maker at the height of his art. With the following options : master grade rosewood, tuner graf Celtic, elevated fingerboard ; a Hiscok hard case.
An opportunity to get a 2010 Smallman in a very good condition. This Smallman has been carefully selected by the owner at Greg workshop in Australia and is among the best one that we have seen. This classical guitar offers all the fantastic qualities of the Smallman. This one won’t stay a long time with us.
Germany is famous for producing the best double-top classical guitars in the world such as the guitars from Dieter Müller, Michel Brück and of course Matthias Dammann. Carsten Kobs has been making classical guitars since 1991. His classical guitars have strong fundamentals in relation to overtones. The sound is warm, full, round and very powerful with dark basses and sparkling trebles. The classical guitar is light and the pleasure huge.. We are proud to list Carsten classical guitars which are among the best existing double tops.
Very rare, a wonderful fully restaured early romantic guitar from Pierre Marcard from 1830 /40 which has an amazing additional top just in the middle of the guitar. This ‘early double-top’ was made to increase the guitar sound – and that is really a success : the sound is thicker than the usual romantic guitar sound. A must for those who want to play the 19th century guitar piece on a perfect romantic guitar from a famous master.
Jesse Moore is a young guitarmaker who made his classes with Simon Marty. This Spruce top has been made in Simon marty’s workshop and as you can guess this guitar presents many of the qualities of Simon Marty. To be discovered.
Out of the 700 guitars that Daniel Friederich has build, the ones of the 80s are amont the best. This one is in close to perfect condition and more importantly, the guitar has all the sound qualities that caracterise Daniel’s guitars.
Out of the 400 classical guitars concert made by Daniel Friederich, the ones made in the 80s and 90s are amongt the best. Here is the chance to get a 1989 Daniel Friederich in a good condition : no repair, no crackfree..
The semi-concert classical guitars from Graham have been made for players who always wanted to have a true Caldersmith concert classical 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 classical guitar with a big voice and warm and creamy trebles and lots of medium .. at a lower price.
The Daniel Friederich classical guitars from the 80’s are among the best Friederich produced. Daniel classical guitars are now a standard like Steinway for the Piano. Balance, projection and sweetness of the treebles . These classical guitars remain unique and some of the most highly searched classical guitars. The n° 586 is maybe one the best Friederich that we had the chance to play.
An Australian fan-braced classical guitar which is not at all traditionnal but inspired with by the modern guitars. This classical guitar offers a big sound with a very elegant string separation. Dan Kellaway really succeed in creating a right mix between tradition and modernity.