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Taylor NS62ce Nylon String Crossover Natural, 2010

Taylor NS62ce Nylon String Crossover Natural, 2010

Built 2002 to 2011, the Taylor NS62ce was a ‘crossover’ model, part of the Nylon Series. A ‘Crossover’ usually has a number of features seldom found on other nylon string guitars, including a cutaway plus a narrower, crowned fingerboard and often electronics.

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Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

❌SOLD❌ Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

Ramirez 1a flamenco guitars are built in the traditional Spanish style at the ‘home’ workshop. The guitar centers on a ‘slipper foot’ neck to body joint, with the sides fitting into slots cut into the heel block. The body pairs a Spruce top with Cypress back and sides – a very light wood in terms of weight and colouring, also providing a lot of brightness to the tone.

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Price: $2,999.99 CAD
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Sakurai No.8 Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1977

Sakurai No.8 Cedar Top Classical Guitar, 1977

The M. Sakurai No.8 Cedar Top Classical guitars, indeed the entire line of Masaki Sakurai models, are under-appreciated gems. The set of guitars with labels reading ‘M. Sakurai Supervised by M. Kohno’ are from the period where Masaki Sakurai was still learning the craft from his uncle, Masaru Kohno.

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Price: $1,450.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

⚌Reduced‼ Ramirez 1a Spruce, 1986

The Ramirez 1a or Tradicional, seen here with a Spruce top, has for been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Price: $5,900.00 CAD $6,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Kolya Panhuyzen Maple Body Classical Guitar Natural, 1987

⚌Reduced‼ Kolya Panhuyzen Maple Body Classical Guitar Natural, 1987

Here is another fine and unusual guitar, a Kolya Panhuyzen Maple Body Classical model built in Toronto, Canada during 1987. Kolya Panhuyzen grew up around classical guitar construction and worked with his uncle, Edgar Monch, in both Germany and Toronto.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD $4,500.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

⚌Reduced‼ Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional Cedar 665mm, 1980

The Ramirez Model 1a Tradicional, seen here with a Red Cedar top, has been a benchmark of top quality classical and flamenco guitars for over half a century. The 1a designation technically refers to the quality of the materials and workmanship, but has become associated with the Tradicional model.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD $5,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Alhambra Mengual & Margarit C Series Cedar Classical, 2011

⚌Reduced‼ Alhambra Mengual & Margarit C Series Cedar Classical, 2011

The Alhambra Menguel & Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar, built by master luthiers Jose Menguel and Javier Margarit, feature lattice braced tops and French Polish finish, with the highest quality materials used throughout.

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Price: $2,300.00 CAD $3,250.00 CAD
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Lenny Breau’s Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitar, 1961

Lenny Breau's Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitar, 1961

Here is an historic piece – one of Lenny Breau’s Ramirez 1a Flamenco Guitars, built during 1961 and used during many appearances with Lenny as seen in the attached clips. The first clip is from is a CBC documentary from 1968 with Lenny playing the guitar with its distinctive friction tuners, and the visible, protective tap plates (Golpeador). Note the technical deviation from ‘strictly traditional’ Flamenco style – the use of a thumbpick, very likely a Chet Atkins influence.

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Price: $19,500.00 USD
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Larrivee Classical Guitar Natural, 1975

Larrivee Classical Guitar Natural, 1975

Here’s a very nice, well preserved long scale Larrivee Classical Guitar built during 1975 in Toronto, in one of the last locations before the growing company moved to Victoria B.C. This Jean Larrivee classical guitar features a Sitka Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, head plate and bridge.

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Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Martin 00-28C Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 1968

Martin 00-28C Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 1968

The Martin 00-28C was the top of Martin’s classical guitar line, featuring Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a fan-braced Sitka Spruce top. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony, with Mahogany for the body blocks and neck. The bracing is Spruce, and the neck attachment style is a dovetail joint.

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Price: $5,250.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Hippner Romanillos Brazilian Classical, 2012

⚌Reduced‼  Hippner Romanillos Brazilian Classical, 2012

Built in a tiny corner of the USA, this Darren Hippner Romanillos style classical guitar illustrates why its maker has such a good reputation. This slightly short-scale guitar – 25 inches or 635mm- was built during 2012 and no longer appears in his listing of available models.

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Price: $6,250.00 CAD $7,000.00 CAD
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Kenny Hill Curva Negra Crossover, 2005

Kenny Hill Curva Negra Crossover, 2005

This Kenny Hill Curva Negra Crossover was built in Hill’s Felton, California workshop during 2005 and features a Hauser-influenced cutaway body. The guitar has a Bearclaw-figured Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for sides, back headplate and bridge.

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Price: $4,000.00 CAD
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Vicente Carrillo Pasion Flamenco Negra Spruce and Cocobolo, 2014

Vicente Carrillo Pasion Flamenco Negra Spruce and Cocobolo, 2014

This Vicente Carrillo Pasion Flamenco Negra model, was built during 2014 in Casasimarro, Cuenca Spain where his family has built since 1744; Vicente is the seventh generation. Casasimarro is roughly between Madrid and Valencia, about 220km southeast of Madrid. Vicente Carrillo has been building instruments all his working life.

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Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R Classical Guitar Natural, 1998

⚌Reduced‼  Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R Classical Guitar Natural, 1998

Built from 1997 to 2000, the Martin Thomas Humphrey C-1R offers a Humphrey element normally found primarily on high-end classicals – an elevated fingerboard. Thomas Humphrey was an American luthier who apprenticed for a year with Michael Gurian around 1970, and then opened his own shop.

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Price: $2,000.00 CAD $3,000.00 CAD
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Manuel Rodriguez e Hijos Model D Rio Madagascar Spruce Top, 2007

Manuel Rodriguez e Hijos Model D Rio Madagascar Spruce Top, 2007

The Manuel Rodriguez e Hijos line comes from celebrated Spanish builder Manuel Rodriguez, as affordable quality production models. These guitars, now discontinued, were built in a larger Rodriguez-owned shop in Esquivias, about 45 minutes south of Madrid.

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Price: $1,750.00 CAD
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Bruce West Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2021

Bruce West Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2021

This Bruce West Classical guitar, bearing the serial 213 IHS and built during 2021 in Sterling, Ontario features a hundred year old Swiss Alpine Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. These guitars tie into an interesting and pivotal period of Canadian luthiery history.

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Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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Bruce West Cutaway Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2016

Bruce West Cutaway Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2016

This Bruce West Cutaway Classical guitar, bearing the serial 16-1 and built during 2016 in Sterling, Ontario features a hundred year old Swiss Alpine Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Like Bruce’s other guitars, this tie into an interesting and pivotal period of Canadian luthiery history.

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Price: $6,900.00 CAD
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Manuel Rodriguez Sr. Classical Guitar, 1969

Manuel Rodriguez Sr. Classical Guitar, 1969

Here is a wonderful rarity – a Manuel Rodriguez Sr. Classical guitar, built during 1969 in Los Angeles of Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood and flamed Maple. Manuel Rodriguez Sr. was born in Madrid in 1926 and began learning guitar building from his father, and both worked for Jose Ramirez II. Manuel opened his own shop in 1955, but in 1959 moved to Los Angeles, where this guitar, #308, was built.

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Price: $6,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Sergei de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 1980

⚌Reduced‼  Sergei de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 1980

This Sergei de Jonge Classical guitar was built during 1980 in Toronto, following de Jonge’s return to Canada from a year in Holland and creation of a new workshop. Having learned guitar building in Toronto during the years 1969 to 1971 from Jean Larrivee and Edgar Monch via Eli Kassner, and then a year with Patt Lister in Collingwood, this de Jonge classical shows these strong influences.

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Price: $3,250.00 CAD $4,000.00 CAD
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Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto Guitar, 2017

Built during 2017 in a workshop in Seville, Spain, the Antonio Bernal Especial 10 Concierto guitar is top of the range. It pairs with the Especial 10 Flamenco model, the key differences being the use of Indian Rosewood for the sides and back on the Concierto, and Cypress for the Flamenco.

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Price: $3,125.00 CAD
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Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca Guitar Natural, c.1965

Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca Guitar Natural, c.1965

Here we’re looking at a Manuel Gaci Mayoral Flamenco Blanca guitar, built around 1965 in Barcelona, Spain. Manuel Gaci Mayoral of Barcelona, Spain was considered a leading Flamenco builder in Catalonia during the 1960s and 70s.

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Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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J Perfecto Rubio Estudio Classical Natural, 2014

J Perfecto Rubio Estudio Classical Natural, 2014

Here is an unusual item! Built during 2014 in Guanajuato, Mexico, this is a J Perfecto Rubio Estudio model; the builder is a cousin of famed luthier German Vazquez Rubio of Los Angeles, who worked for Bernardo Rico when B C Rich models were new.  We do not see many Mexican-built guitars in Canada, and in that number, high quality models like this are even rarer.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD
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José Ramirez 1a Traditional Professional Concert Classical

José Ramirez 1a Traditional Professional Concert Classical

The concert-grade Ramirez Traditional Professional 1a Model is the “benchmark guitar” for tone and quality for Maestros, performers and Master-Luthiers world-wide. Considered by many to be the Ultimate Concert guitar, the traditional is available in Red Cedar top and by special order in German Spruce top. The Ramirez 1a Professional is built with Indian Rosewood back and sides. We also offer it in artist-grade Madagascar Rosewood back and sides.

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Price: $10,390.00 CAD
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Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

Bruce West Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2021

This Bruce West Classical, built during 2021 in Sterling, Ontario features a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto.

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Price: $6,450.00 CAD
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Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Bruce West Cutaway Classical Brazilian Rosewood, 2016

Here we have a Bruce West Cutaway Classical, built during 2016 in Sterling, Ontario with a hundred year old Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood sides and back. Bruce West has been involved in musical instrument building for most of his life, starting at age 12 with a bench at Geo. Heinl’s workshop in Toronto. In his teens he also played guitar for Ronny Hawkins! Friends with Jean Larrivee, Bruce built relationships with all the now-prominent builders who went through the Larrivee Toronto shops.

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Price: $6,850.00 CAD
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Alhambra Luthier Aniversario Cedar and Ziricote

Alhambra Luthier Aniversario Cedar and Ziricote

The Alhambra Luthier Aniversario is at the top of the line, featuring Ziricote for the sides, back, bridge and head plate, and either Red Cedar or Spruce for the ‘Japanese House’ braced top. The Alhambra Luthier Aniversario line was introduced in 2015 for Alhambra’s 50th anniversary. Built in Muro de Alcoy alongside other models, the Alhambra Luthier Aniversario is built in the traditional Spanish style, with the Ziricote sides tying into the Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata, which is neither Spanish or a Cedar) neck block.

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Price: $4,689.00 CAD
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NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

This excellent Bruce West Spruce top classical guitar is new, with an Alpine Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. It’s built using traditional Spanish construction, with solid linings and tailblock made from black willow. The finish is a beautiful, tonally transparent and hand applied oil varnish.

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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Bernhard Kresse Modern Classical Guitar, 2003

Bernhard Kresse Modern Classical Guitar, 2003

The Bernhard Kresse Modern Classical guitar blends elements of modern guitar building with traditional practices and techniques, delivering a superior concert grade instrument. This example was built during 2003 at Kresse’s small shop in Köln, Germany and features a Spruce top paired with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, head plate, backstrap and bridge. Mahogany is used for the body blocks and back braces, Maple for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard.

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Price: $11,500.00 CAD
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Discontinued! Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar

Discontinued!  Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar is an excellent instrument, available only on special order. It features a Master Grade cedar top and solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides.   The name of the model, ‘Rio’, comes from the Spanish name for Brazilian Rosewood – Palosanto de Rio. The Alhambra Guitar Company of Muro de Alcoy in Spain have built a reputation for crafting high quality nylon string guitars used extensively by students, educators and professional musicians.

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Price: $4,250.00 CAD
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SOLD!!! Ramirez Conservatorio Abeto Classical Guitar, 2014

SOLD!!! Ramirez Conservatorio Abeto Classical Guitar, 2014

Here’s a Ramirez Conservatorio Abeto Concert classical guitar, built during 2014 in Madrid, Spain and featuring the ‘Abeto’ or Spruce top.

This example is in overall good condition, with one small pressure mark on the top. It has no cracks and wear is minimal. The original Ramirez-branded Hiscox lightweight flight case is included. The Ramirez Conservatorio Concert Classical guitar represents a major development in classical guitar design from Amalia Ramírez, with unique use of ‘fiddle edge’ construction.

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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar

Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar

The Journey Solid Cedar / Pau Ferro Classical Travel Guitar OC520 is an amazing collapsible acoustic classical travel guitar with solid cedar top and pau ferro layered back and sides, and features a sound port in the upper bout. It’s super ergonomic with the thicker Manzer© wedge and a smaller parlor sized body.

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Alhambra Z-Nature Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Model Z-Nature Classical Guitar features a Solid Red Cedar top, with Mahogany for the sides, back and neck. The fingerboard is Indian Rosewood. The body is bound only on the top edge, and good quality nickel plated tuning machines are installed. A hard-shell case is included.

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Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Alhambra 5PCT E2 Thinline Crossover Classical Guitar

Part of the Conservatory line intended for serious students, the Alhambra 5PCT cutaway classical guitar verges into the area of ‘Crossover’ models, meant to make nylon string tone and responsiveness available to players in non-classical musical contexts.  This model is based on the popular Alhambra 5P Conservatory Series Concert Classical guitar. Several factors help define the ‘Crossover’ models. Typically, the body has a cutaway and is thinner, and there’s a recognition that the guitar will be amplified. The thinner body reduced feedback, and the pickup and preamp help restore fullness.

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Price: $1,849.00 CAD
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Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course

This Roosebeck Renaissance lute is a 6 course model, featuring a bowl constructed of 25 fluted Sheesham staves, and with a 600mm scale length. The top is Spruce, while the neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are built of Sheesham, The peg box is Sheesham and Lacewood. The frets are formed in the traditional manner – tied on – but are nylon line (guitar string) rather than gut. 

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Price: $1,089.00 CAD
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Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

Alhambra 10 Premier Red Cedar Top Classical Guitar

The Alhambra 10 Premier classical has a bracing design that maximizes its volume and projection.Balanced bass, medium and treble sounds and an incredible sound projection, in modern guitar.   A sound with a perfect string height, high enough to contribute to the sound, but at the same time with just the right height to be extremely comfortable, which describes a guitar with incredible sound projection and well-balanced bass, medium and treble.  

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Alhambra Carlos Piñana 5FP and 10FP Flamenco Guitars

Alhambra Carlos Piñana 5FP and 10FP Flamenco Guitars

Alhambra Guitars, in a collaboration with Carlos Piñana, a fabulous young player from Murcia, Spain, have focused on making dramatic improvements to the Flamenco Negra Guitar. The Alhambra 5FP Carlos Piñana Flamenco Guitar and the Alhambra 10FP Carlos Piñana flamenco guitar offers players a fuller, rounder bass response.

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Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar

Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 guitar is the third model and top of the line in the Studio Line from Jose Ramirez guitars. Built with a solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fretboard. The Estudio 3 / Studio 3 products great volume, body, interplay of tones, balance, roundness and warmth.

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Price: $3,650.00 CAD
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Alhambra Crossover Classical CS-LR

Alhambra Crossover Classical CS-LR

The Alhambra Crossover classical CS-LR CW with laminated Rosewood back and sides and a Fishman Prefix pickup option is a lower cost option than the CS-3 CW for the steel string player needing the responsiveness of nylon, with the practicalities of amplification.  The Alhambra Crossover CS-LR is an excellent solution to those who are willing to express modern music with a classy touch.  With a neck of 48 mm and its fine quality of Cedar top, this instrument has the versatility of giving you a beautiful sound plugged or unplugged.

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Alhambra Z-Nature CW E2 Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature CW E2 Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Z-Nature CW E2 is part of Alhambra’s Student Cutaway line, intended for advancing students who need a cutaway model for modern repertoire, or for players who want the responsiveness of a nylon string guitar with the versatility of a cutaway. The Alhambra 5P is built with quality solid and laminate woods, and here we’re seeing it with a solid Red Cedar top and laminated Mahogany for the sides, back, and solid Rosewood for the headplate and bridge.

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Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2

Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2

This Alhambra Crossover CS-3 CW E2 is an excellent solution to those who are willing to express modern music with a classy touch.  With a neck of 48 mm and its flexibility of fine quality of Cedar top, this instrument has the versatility of giving you a beautiful sound plugged or unplugged. The elegant design of its headstock will allow musicians to display style and project a sound that matches the look of this amazing instrument.

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Ramirez Cut 2 Classical Guitar – Cutaway

Ramirez Cut 2 Classical Guitar - Cutaway

The Ramirez Cut 2 Cut awayguitar offers superior high-quality woods, quite balanced among its tonal range with high stability on its third string. It stands out due to its comfort and how easy it is to change and play with the timbre. Rich in overtones.

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Price: $4,169.00 CAD
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Alhambra Professional Model – The Linea Profesional

Alhambra Professional Model - The Linea Profesional

The new Alhambra Professional Model is easily one of the most well built, beautiful sounding, and affordable hand made classical guitars on the market. Crafted by the same master builders responsible for Alhambra’s “Luthier” models, the Professional is available with a solid Spruce or Cedar top, solid Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard, and a High C 20th fret.

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Alhambra Professional Guitar Review featuring Gordon O’Brien

Alhambra Professional Guitar Review featuring Gordon O'Brien

Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill look at the Alhambra Linea Profesional concert grade classical guitar.

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Alhambra 10fp Flamenco Negra Guitar

Alhambra 10fp Flamenco Negra Guitar

The Alhambra 10fp Flamenco guitar is our top level Alhambra Flamenco Negra instrument. Built with superior grade solid German Spruce top and solid Palisandro or Indian Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 10fp has a somewhat warmer tone with the low action characteristic of flamenco guitars.

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Ramirez Estudio 2 / Studio 2 Classical Guitar

Ramirez Estudio 2 / Studio 2 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Estudio 2 / Studio 2 is built with a solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides and ebony fretboard. A great guitar for advanced students and professionals looking for the legendary Ramirez sound. The Ramirez Studio 2 Classical guitar is a high-class and well-balanced guitar. It has a good sustain that allows it to sing easily and with a wide variety of overtones.

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Price: $2,650.00 CAD
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Alhambra 3f Flamenco Guitar

Alhambra 3f Flamenco Guitar

The Alhambra 3f Flamenco guitar is the perfect entry level Flamenco instrument. Built with a solid German Spruce top and laminated Sycamore back and sides, mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 3f has the bright tone and low action characteristic of flamenco guitars.

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Ramirez Guitarra del Tiempo

Ramirez Guitarra del Tiempo

The Guitarra del Tiempo was created to commemorate one hundred forty years of peerless Ramirez design and construction. This guitar features a newly-designed enhanced top-brace system that delivers articulate noting and full-bodied tone. The Ramírez Guitarra del Tiempo’s ample volume and reactive dynamics will satisfy the most demanding guitarist.

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Price: $3,259.00 CAD
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Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar

Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Menguel y Margarit Series C Concert Classical Guitar, built by master luthiers Jose Menguel and Javier Margarit, feature lattice braced tops and French Polish finish, with the highest quality materials used throughout. Two versions are offered by The Twelfth Fret, with Red Cedar or European Spruce for the top. The Alhambra site lists only the Cedar version. Lattice bracing is a relatively recent development, allowing greater stiffness from a thinner, highly responsive top.

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Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical

Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical

The Alhambra 7P CW Cutaway Classical is Alhambra’s 7P advanced Student Model fitted with with a cutaway and Fishman Prefix Premium Blender system.   This model’s full name is officially 7 P CW E (x),  where the (x) is a number representing exactly which Fishman pickup system is installed. Currently, the numbers for pickup systems have been 2, 3 and 5. This is a level 7 guitar, with Rosewood back and sides – represented by the P for the Spanish word for Rosewood, Palisandro. 

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Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

Alhambra 5P Classical Guitar Conservatory Series

The Alhambra 5P uses traditional Spanish construction methods, tying the body and neck together. This model features full body and scale size, Cedar or Spruce top, Laminate Rosewood back, sides, solid Rosewood bridge and headplate, an Ebony-reinforced Mahogany neck with Ebony for the fingerboard.  The use of laminate Rosewood for the back and sides increases stability for the guitar in the situations a student will encounter, without sacrificing much tone.  

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Alhambra 7P Classic Model Classical Guitar

Alhambra 7P Classic Model Classical Guitar

The Alhambra model 7P Classic classical guitar is probably our most popular model for the serious student of the classical idiom.  With its all solid wood construction,  this instrument will develop and grow with you as your skills,  technique and repertoire expand.   The solid bookmatched spruce top on this instrument gives excellent note definition and interesting overtone series while the rosewood back and sides impart a warm foundation for the note fundamental and a golden overall tonality.

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Alhambra 7fc Flamenco Blanco Guitar

Alhambra 7fc Flamenco Blanco Guitar

The Alhambra 7fc Flamenco guitar is our mid-level Alhambra Flamenco instrument. Built in the traditional manner with a solid German Spruce top and solid Cypress back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 7fc has the bright tone and low action characteristic of flamenco guitars. Golpeadors, or tap plates, are installed as stock.   This is a full scale instrument,  with a 650m or 25.6 inch scale length and 52mm or 2.04 inch nut width.  

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José Ramírez Guitarra Del Tiempo Guitar Reviewed

José Ramírez Guitarra Del Tiempo Guitar Reviewed

The “Del Tiempo” Guitar celebrates 135 years of the historic “Casa Ramírez” established by José Ramírez I – in 1882; currently enjoying its fifth generation of Ramirez family ownership. Designed by Maestro-Luthier Amalia Ramírez, the Del Tiempo is a continuation of the esteemed 130 Años model.   Typical of all Ramirez guitars, the classic “Spanish sound” is immediately apparent; full bass response, plenty of volume and warm, sensitive trebles with good balance through the entire range.

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Price: $2,789.00 CAD
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Alhambra 10fc Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Alhambra 10fc Flamenco Blanca Guitar

The Alhambra 10fc Flamenco guitar is our top-level Alhambra Flamenco Blanca instrument. Built in the traditional manner with superior grade solid German Spruce top and solid Cypress back and sides, mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard and bridge, the Alhambra 10fc has the bright tone and low action characteristic of flamenco guitars. Golpeadores, or tap plates, are installed as stock. This is a professional flamenco guitar for those looking for the maximum quality at a reasonable price.  Guided by traditional design concepts. 

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Ramirez SPR Classical Guitar

Ramirez SPR Classical Guitar

The Ramirez SPR classical guitar is based on the Ramirez SP model designed by Amalia Ramirez in 2002 and fits between the Studio and Professional models. The SPR guitar is partly built at the Ramírez workshop, where, once completed, it is carefully reviewed, adjusted and certified. The Ramirez SPR classical guitar features a lovely new rosette designed by Amalia Ramírez and a ‘historic’ label in the style of the labels seen in pre-1960s era Ramirez guitars.

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Price: $5,779.00 CAD
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Alhambra 10FP Carlos Pinana Flamenco Negra Guitar

Alhambra 10FP Carlos Pinana Flamenco Negra Guitar

The Alhambra 10FP Carlos Pinana Flamenco Negra guitar, a recent model from Alhambra guitars in the eastern part of Spain.  Many contemporary Flamenco players find they need a guitar that offers a fuller and rounder bass response, as well as the traditional treble-clarity and power one expects in a traditional Flamenco guitar. To this end we have seen an increasing number of Flamenco Guitars built with dark coloured Rosewood back and sides, commonly called Flamenco Negra guitars.

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Alhambra Flamenco Guitar Model 2F

Alhambra Flamenco Guitar Model 2F

The Twelfth Fret is very pleased to carry a wide range of quality instruments from Alhambra in Spain, ranging from beginner to professional concert grade. Their entry to the world of Flamenco is the model 2F. The Alhambra Model 2F Flamenco guitar features a Solid Red Cedar top, with Sycamore for the sides and back. The neck is Mahogany with a fingerboard of Indian Rosewood. The body is bound on the top and back, and good quality nickel plated tuning machines are installed. A hard-shell Everest case, made in Canada, is included.

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Alhambra Carlos Piñana Flamenco Models

Alhambra Carlos Piñana Flamenco Models

Alhambra Guitars, in a collaboration with Carlos Piñana, a fabulous young player from Murcia, Spain, have focused on making dramatic improvements to the Flamenco Negra Guitar.

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Ramirez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce Concert Classical Guitar

Ramirez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce Concert Classical Guitar

Ramírez Model 1a C-650 Traditional Spruce Concert Classical Guitar is a magnificent sounding guitar with a German spruce top, Indian rosewood back- More►

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Price: $13,700.00 CAD
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From Spain The Alhambra Carlos Piñana 2F Flamenco Guitar

From Spain The Alhambra Carlos Piñana 2F Flamenco Guitar

When I visited the factory last fall I was introduced to the Alhambra Carlos Piñana 2F Flamenco guitar and the sister guitar: the Z-Nature Classical guitar and the new Open-Pore finish technique developed for these guitars. Collaboration between the Alhambra Luthiers and Flamenco performer – teacher Carlos Piñana of  Mucia City resulted in this remarkably professional sounding yet low-priced guitar. Flamenco guitars are by design loud and clear with a hint of brashness which makes them ideally suited to the

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Alhambra 10P Guitar Review Featuring Gordon O’Brien

Alhambra 10P Guitar Review Featuring Gordon O'Brien

We’re continuing our review of the Alhambra classical guitar line, and Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill are looking at the Alhambra 10p Classical model.

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Alhambra 7P Guitar Review Featuring Gordon O’Brien

Alhambra 7P Guitar Review Featuring Gordon O'Brien

We’re continuing our review of the Alhambra classical guitar line with Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill looking at the Alhambra 7p Clasical model.

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Alhambra 1C Guitar Review featuring Gordon O’Brien

Alhambra 1C Guitar Review featuring Gordon O'Brien

We’re beginning our review of the Alhambra classical guitar line featuring Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill looking at the Alhambra 1c model.

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Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar (Formerly 4NE) Demonstrated With Gordon O’Brien

Ramirez Estudio 3 / Studio 3 Classical Guitar (Formerly 4NE) Demonstrated With Gordon O'Brien

Reviewing the Ramirez 4NE Classical Guitars featuring Gordon O’Brien and Grant MacNeill. In this sequence Gordon and Grant are discuss the Ramírez 4NE classical guitar is based on the 1990s model E series guitars, developed from designs conceived by Jose Ramírez III.   Amalia Ramírez created the NE models as an affordably priced, all-solid-wood instrument for the serious student of classical guitar.

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Ramirez 1a Traditional Classical Guitar Featuring Gordon O’Brien

Ramirez 1a Traditional Classical Guitar Featuring Gordon O'Brien

We’re continue our reviews of the Ramírez guitar line, and here we have the Ramirez 1a Traditional Classical Guitar played by Gordon O’Brien.

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2010 Bruce West Classical

2010 Bruce West Classical

This 2010 Bruce West Classical is new and an excellent instrument with full, resonant bass and clear, crisp trebles. Bruce West has built guitars and violins since 1969, worked with Jean Larrivee and Edgar Monch early in his career and ran a commercial machine shop.

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Ramírez 2 NE and 3 NE Models – Guitarras de Estudio

Ramírez 2 NE and 3 NE Models - Guitarras de Estudio

Based on the of the 1990s model E series guitars, developed from designs conceived by Jose Ramirez III, Amalia Ramirez created the 2 NE and 3 NE models as an affordably priced, all-solid-wood instrument for the serious student of classical guitar.

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Ramirez 130th Anniversary (130 Años)

Ramirez 130th Anniversary (130 Años)

Celebrating 130 years of guitar-making tradition: Ramirez 130th Anniversary model (“130 Años”).

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Alhambra Model 10P

Alhambra Model 10P

The Alhambra Model 10p is a fine instrument and is available with either Red Cedar or European Spruce top. We’re illustrating the Spruce top model here.

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Alhambra Model 1C

Alhambra Model 1C

The top is Red Western Cedar, which provides a warm, rich tone that will quickly open and develop as it is played. The back and sides are a mahogany laminate, which remains stable through many changes in temperature and especially humidity.

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Alhambra Cross Over CS-3 CW E5

Alhambra Cross Over CS-3 CW E5

The Alhambra Cross Over CS-3 CW E5 model is also available as the E2 with the Fishman Pro Blender microphone / pickup system.

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Alhambra Cross Over CS-1 CT E2

Alhambra Cross Over CS-1 CT E2

Initially, Alhambra custom-made a small number of “crossover” nylon strung guitars at our request,  specifically for our store. These models have included the Alhambra Cross Over CS-1 CT E2.

We have a lot of studio and jazz players who need that nylon string tonality for Latin music recording projects and live performance applications,  but feel uncomfortable with the regular two inch wide nut and flat fingerboard typically found on classical guitars.

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Alhambra 9P CW E2

Alhambra 9P CW E2

The Alhambra 9P CW E2 solid AAA grade Western Red cedar top is meticulously bookmatched and extremely fine grained. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides are straight grained and quarter sawn for maximum stability and sound reflection. The ebony reinforced Spanish cedar neck features an ebony fingerboard, “lyre” style precision tuners and well finished frets.

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