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Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

Eduardo Ferrer Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1970

Flamenco has very deep roots in Spanish culture and there have been many influential Spanish builders of both and Flamenco and Classical guitars. There are two basic types of Flamenco models, Blanca and Negra – light and dark. Flamenco Blanca guitars are typically built using Cypress for the back and sides, a light, brilliant wood while Flamenco Negra instruments often use Palisandro, more commonly known as Rosewood.

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Price: $1999 CAD
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Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical Guitar, 2012

Handcrafted using solid woods, the Alhambra 7P CW E5 Cutaway Classical features a Red Western Cedar top model paired with Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge and head plate. The neck is Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and neck stiffener. Body blocks and linings are Mahogany, with Spruce for the top bracing.

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Price: $1450 CAD
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Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

Jean Larrivee Classical Guitar, 1974

Here we have a Jean Larrivee classical guitar with Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, built during 1975 at the Toronto shop. At this time, Larrivee and others were working with the late Edgar Monch, who was still in Toronto and the influences are visible on this Hauser style guitar. Jean Larrivee has been one of the more influential Canadian guitar builders. Building his first instruments in his home in Toronto during the late 1960’s, Larrivee worked with and learned from Monch. As his interest, skill and collection of tools and wood increased, he moved to ever-larger quarters and attracted his own trainees.

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Price: $1800 CAD
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Jose Romero Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1995

Jose Romero Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1995

This Jose Romero Flamenco Blanca guitar was built during 1995 at Romero’s shop in Madrid in the pattern of traditional Flamenco instruments. Jose Romero was born in Baeza (Jaén) during 1954 but his family soon moved to Madrid, and aside from his compulsory military service, has lived and worked there since. In 1968 Romero enrolled as an apprentice with José Ramírez.

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Price: $3800 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

‼️Reduced‼️ 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Pedro de Miguel refers to Pedro Perez and Miguel Rodriguez, who apprenticed with Ramirez in Madrid, Spain, becoming master craftsmen under Jose Ramirez III. Here we have a 2002 Pedro de Miguel Flamenco Blanca guitar. It is built in a mostly traditional manner, with the Spanish heel construction where the sides slot into the neck. However, it does not use traditional Flamenco pegs, but standard angled classical tuners, and this is a very practical improvement.

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Price: $3800.00 CAD
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Kohno Model 20 Classical Guitar Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood, 1975

Kohno Model 20 Classical Guitar Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood, 1975

The Kohno Model 20 was one of several professional grade classical guitars built by the late Masaru Kohno, survived by his nephew Masaki Sakurai, who runs the Kohno / Sakurai shop in Tokyo, Japan. Masaru Kohno was born during 1926 in Mito City, and graduated from Tokyo College of Arts and Crafts in 1948. Having developed a strong interest in guitar construction, in 1960 he travelled to Spain and apprenticed at the workshop of Arcángel Fernández for six months.

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Price: $3000 CAD
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Jose Romero Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1996

Jose Romero Flamenco Negra Guitar, 1996

This Jose Romero Flamenco Negra example is signed and dated to 1996, and combines a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back sides headplate and bridge. The Rosewood set used for the sides and back has a more pronounced figure due to being flat-sawn rather than quarter-sawn. As traditional on this type of instrument, the neck is Cedro – Spanish Cedar – with Ebony for the fingerboard.

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Price: $2300 CAD
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William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

William Laskin Classical Guitar, 2003

This William Laskin classical guitar with Laskin armrest was built in Toronto during 2003 with Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood. This custom ordered guitar features Celtic Knot decorations on the headstock, fifth and seventh frets, using engraved Copper, Marcasite, and Mother of Pearl. In addition to the Knot markings, there’s a discreetly small copper triangle inlaid on the edge of the fingerboard marking the seventh fret.

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Price: $4950 CAD
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Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Harald Petersen Model C Classical Guitar, 1971

Here we have a Harald Petersen Model C classical guitar, dated to 1971 – this was two years after Harald’s death, this guitar was completed by his sons. The label indicates this, not bearing Harald’s signature – it reads “Ta PH Petersen”. Following the Hauser style, it pairs a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the back,sides, bridge and body binding, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard.

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Price: $2150 CAD
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Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

Alhambra Classical Guitar Model Z-Nature

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. At the beginner level is the Z-Nature. The Alhambra Z-Nature guitar is an instrument for beginners, very good quality and very affordable. In this model, the steps of the manufacturing process have been reduced, as well as its overall cost of production while keeping the recognized quality of Alhambra guitars. In addition, it is important to note that the Alhambra Z-Nature, like the rest of the range of Alhambra instruments, is completely made in Spain.

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William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

William Laskin Classical Guitar, 1994

This William Laskin Classical guitar was built during 1994 at Laskin’s shop in Toronto, with a Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. William Laskin is one of the top luthiers in not only Canada; his work is highly regarded worldwide. Having worked with Jean Larrivee, as did other prominent Canadian builders including David Wren Linda Manzer and G W Barry, Laskin is known for top quality work and incredible engraved inlays.

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Price: $4999.99 CAD
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Ramirez 1a Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 1969

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: $5450 CAD
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Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

Yamaha GC20A Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

The Yamaha GC20A was built as part of Yamaha’s Grand Concert line, reflecting their desire to create top quality classical guitars. This effort was made with the assistance of celebrated Spanish luthier Eduardo Ferrer, who travelled to Japan repeatedly to instruct and supervise a small group of Yamaha craftsmen.

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Price: $1250 CAD
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Lacote style ‘La Romantica’ Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

Lacote style 'La Romantica' Guitar by Milestones of Music, 2017

For the ‘La Romantica’ model, Jellinghaus begins with the work of Rene Francis Lacote, who built in Paris from 1785 to 1868. At the time, the guitar was becoming more and more popular, but the bracing designs limited the amount of volume it could produce – and consequently the size of the audience. 

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Price: $3500 CAD
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Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar, 1980

This Kolya Panhuyzen Professional Classical Guitar built during 1980 at the Panhuyzen shop in Toronto, Canada. Constructed in the traditional Spanish manner with a true ‘slipper’ heel tying the sides into the block, this guitar features a Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany for the neck, Ebony for the fingerboard, and Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge. The nut and saddle are bone, and the nickel-plated tuning machines are by Reischel, made in Munich, Germany.

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Price: $7500 CAD
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William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

William Laskin 7 String Classical Guitar, 1980

Built in 1980 at his Toronto shop, this William Laskin 7-string classical is in excellent condition, and plays well. Showing a clear influence of his work with Jean Larrivee – Laskin was Larrivee’s first apprentice in 1970 – this guitar features a sharp Florentine cutaway body built with German Spruce and Indian Rosewood, with Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the bridge and fingerboard. The headplate is also Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $5000 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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Ramirez 130 Anos Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

Ramirez 130 Anos Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

The Ramirez 130 Anos  model was the last Ramirez ‘Anniversary’ model before it evolved into the present del Tiempo for their fifth generation, 135th anniversary.  Like other Anniversary models, it was built for a five year period – here from 2012 to 2017.   These models are part of the Ramirez Studio line,  intended for advanced students and semi-professional players.  

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Price: $1899 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Oskar Graf Classical Guitar Indian Rosewood, 2005

‼️Reduced‼️ Oskar Graf Classical Guitar Indian Rosewood, 2005

Built during 2005, this Oskar Graf classical guitar pairs a bearclaw-figured Sitka Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, headplate and bridge. The neck is Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard. The nut and saddle are bone, and the other hardware is a set of Graf tuners, hand built by Oskar’s brother, Jorg.

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Price: $4500 CAD
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Ethan Deutsch Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2018

Ethan Deutsch Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2018

Here we have a wonderful recent Ethan Deutsch Flamenco Blanca guitar, built during 2018 in Seattle, Washington. This outstanding instrument features traditional Flamenco construction, with the goal of being very light and extremely responsive. The top is Engelmann Spruce paired with Cypress for the back and sides. The neck and body blocks are Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata). The fingerboard is Ebony, and the headplate and bridge are Bolivian Rosewood. Bindings are Rosewood.

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Price: $4199 CAD
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Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

Fritz Mueller Classical Doubletop Guitar Ziricote, 2013

It is rare to see a Fritz Mueller classical guitar for sale on the open market, as he builds entirely to order and his instruments are prized. Mueller is a highly respected classical guitar builder working about 770 km north of Vancouver at Tatlayoko Lake in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Inspired by the music of masters such as Segovia and Bream, Mueller began building guitars while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin.

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Price: $8950 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez SP Semi-Professional Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2003

‼️Reduced‼️ Ramirez SP Semi-Professional Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2003

The Ramirez SP, now the Semi-Professional model, bridges the ‘Estudio’ and ‘Handcraft’ classical guitars and is intended for the accomplished student player about to move to professional status. Like other ‘Estudio’ models, the Semi-Professional is partly built in the city of Madrid at the Ramirez shop – it’s worth noting that Madrid prohibits spray finishing and so that type of finishing is done at shops outside the city limits.

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Price: $2999 CAD
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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: $3350.00 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 EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ Student Cutaway Classical Guitar

The Alhambra Z-Nature CW EZ 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: $3489.00 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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Ramirez Cut 1 Classical Guitar – Cutaway

Ramirez Cut 1 Classical Guitar - Cutaway

The Ramírez Cut 1 Classical Guitar – cutaway (formerly Ramirez 2N CWE) ,  is intended for the working guitarist, requiring portability, flexibility and reinforced volume. It is a well balanced guitar, comfortable and with a bright sound, it has quite varied and defined voices. Rich in overtones. It has trebles with a high sustain ideal to create melodies.

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Price: $2689 CAD
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Ramirez Estudio 1 / Studio 1 Classical Guitar

Ramirez Estudio 1 / Studio 1 Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Estudio 1 / Studio 1 classical guitar has a simple construction, which is ideal to those who want to start the adventure of playing the guitar. It has powerful bass tones and is comfortable enough to start learning to play on.

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Price: $1750 CAD
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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 4 NE / Estudio 3 Guitarras de Estudio

Ramirez 4 NE / Estudio 3 Guitarras de Estudio

The Ramirez 4 NE – Estudio 3 Model Guitarras de Estudio is the top ‘production’ model from Ramírez. Based on the of 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. This instrument features all solid wood construction, an asymmetrical six top-strut fan brace pattern, a unique custom soundhole mosaic rosette and custom Ramírez label. The headstock shape is the standard modern pattern associated with Ramírez guitars.

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Price: $3350.00 CAD
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Special Price‼️ Ramírez 130th Años or 130th Anniversary Model – Guitarras de Estudio

Special Price‼️ Ramírez 130th Años or 130th Anniversary Model - Guitarras de Estudio

‼️ Special Price‼️ The Ramírez 125th Años commemorative model was an enormous success for Amalia Ramírez. As 2011 drew to a close, Ramirez Guitar representatives world-wide were concerned that these popular guitars would no longer be available. Fortunately, this guitar has been reborn as the new 130th Años Model, as the 130th anniversary of the Ramírez family business begins in 2012.

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Price: $2749 CAD
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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: $2450 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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Alhambra 5P CW ZE5 Cutaway Classical Left Handed

Alhambra 5P CW ZE5 Cutaway Classical Left Handed

The Alhambra 5P CW ZE5 is part of the Alhambra’s Conservatory line, intended for semi-professional players and advanced students who need a cutaway model. Here, we’re seeing a 5P CW ZE5, the Z meaning Left Handed and with a Fishman Prefix Blend dual source pickup system!

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Price: $1649 CAD
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Alhambra 5P CW ZE2 Cutaway Classical Left Handed

Alhambra 5P CW ZE2 Cutaway Classical Left Handed

The Alhambra 5P CW ZE2 is part of the Alhambra’s Conservatory line, intended for semi-professional players and advanced students who need a cutaway model. Here, we’re seeing a 5P CW ZE2, the Z meaning Left Handed and with a Fishman Prefix Pro Blend pickup system!

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Price: $1498 CAD
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Alhambra 7FC ZT Flamenco Blanca Left Handed

Alhambra 7FC ZT Flamenco Blanca Left Handed

A Conservatory series model, the Alhambra 7FC ZT is a traditionally built Flamenco Blanca model, with German Spruce top paired with Cypress back and sides. As a Z, it’s Left Handed! The Spanish-style neck is Mahogany, with an Ebony stiffener and Ebony fingerboard. The bridge and headplate are Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $1489 CAD
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Alhambra 7P CWZ Cutaway Classical Left Handed

Alhambra 7P CWZ Cutaway Classical Left Handed

The Alhambra 7P CW is part of the Alhambra’s Conservatory line, intended for semi-professional players and advanced students who need a cutaway model. Here, we’re seeing a 7P CW Z, the Z meaning Left Handed! The Alhambra 7P is built with solid woods, and here we’re seeing it with a German Spruce top and Indian Rosewood – Palisandro in Spanish, hence the 7P designation- uysfor the sides, back, headplate and bridge.

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Price: $1889 CAD
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Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course, Walnut

Roosebeck Renaissance Lute Six Course, Walnut

This Roosebeck Renaissance lute is a 6 course model, featuring a bowl constructed of 25 fluted walnut staves, and with a 600mm scale length. The top is Spruce, while the neck, bowl, nut, bridge, and end pin are built of Walnut, The peg box is Walnut 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: $950 CAD
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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: $2789 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.

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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 Classical Guitar

Alhambra 7P Classical Guitar

The Alhambra model 7P 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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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: $5450 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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Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2006

Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar, 2006

The Ramirez FL2 flamenco blanca is a traditional Flamenco Blanca model, built to provide brilliant, percussive and loud rhythms at brisk tempos. This model, and its new replacement the Estudio Flamenco are the only ‘Student’ Flamenco guitars offered by Ramirez. Flamenco is now very professional and formalized, but at its roots a folk style combining highly expressive, rhythmic percussion and melody using voice, dance, hand claps, finger snaps and guitars.

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Price: $1795 CAD
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❗️Special Price • Ramirez 130 Años Classical Guitar

❗️Special Price • Ramirez 130 Años Classical Guitar

SPECIAL Price – – The Ramirez 130 Años classical guitar is based on the 1990s model E series guitars, developed from designs conceived by Jose Ramírez III. Amalia Ramírez created the 130 Años guitar to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Ramírez workshop in Madrid. These instruments feature all solid wood construction, an asymmetrical 6 top-strut fan brace pattern, a unique custom soundhole mosaic rosette and custom Ramírez label. The headstock shape is the standard modern pattern associated with Ramírez guitars.

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Price: $2749 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Caldersmith Concert Classical Number 73, Red Cedar and Walnut, 2009

‼️Reduced‼️  Caldersmith Concert Classical Number 73, Red Cedar and Walnut, 2009

Here’s a treat – a Graham Caldersmith Concert Classical Number 73 guitar from 2009, with lattice-braced Red Cedar top and lovely American Walnut for the back and sides.
Graham Caldersmith has long been interested in musical instruments, and after a detour that led to a Masters in Aerophysics – advanced study of Mars – in 1978 he decided to shift to full time lutherie. His shop builds concert classical guitars, violins, violas, and cellos, based on careful research he himself conducts.

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Price: $4000 CAD
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José Ramirez Auditorio Duo 1a Professional : Double-Top Guitar

José Ramirez Auditorio Duo 1a Professional : Double-Top Guitar

The José Ramírez Auditorio 1a Professional Double-Top Guitar is based on the famous Ramírez 1a Traditional model with one remarkable difference: it is fitted with a Cedar “double-top”. Master-Luthier Amalia Ramírez has been working with double tops for several years. She has been determined to incorporate this 21st century concept into a new model of Ramírez guitar. After a great deal of experimentation she has perfected the design and announced this new model to the public for 2010. Double-top construction is growing in popularity as luthiers around the world adapt this modern technology to their guitars. This unique construction allows the tops to be much thinner than conventional tops.

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Ramirez FL1 Flamenco Model Guitarras de Estudio

Ramirez FL1 Flamenco Model Guitarras de Estudio

The Ramírez FL-1 Flamenco model is the top “production” Flamenco model from Ramirez. Based on the professional 1a F656-A model developed by Jose Ramirez III, Amalia Ramirez created the FL-1 model as an affordably priced, all-solid-wood instrument for the Flamenco guitarist. This instrument features all solid wood construction. AAA German Spruce top and Cypress-wood back and sides fitted to a Spanish Cedar neck. The top is fitted with a standard Golpé tap plate to protect the finish.

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Price: $2889 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. Unique to the Traditional model, the sides are cypress-wood lined in order to make the treble harmonic overtones more warm and lush-sounding. All of our 1a Traditional models are 650 mm scale length.

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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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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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The Twelfth Fret 40th Anniversary Alhambra Guitar, Model 11P Exótico Limited Edition

The Twelfth Fret 40th Anniversary Alhambra Guitar, Model 11P Exótico Limited Edition

In the fall of 2016, I visited the Alhambra factory in the beautiful Spanish town of Muro del Alcoy in Alicante.  The luthiers and staff of this ultra-modern facility made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed our visit. As you know, 2017 celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Twelfth Fret. So, what a better way to commemorate this milestone, than with the production of a 40th anniversary guitar. I’m very pleased to introduce to you The Twelfth Fret

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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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2013 Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed

2013 Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed

2013 Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed

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2009 Caldersmith Concert Classical Guitar

2009 Caldersmith Concert Classical Guitar

2009 Caldersmith Concert Classical Guitar

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Price: $5650 CAD
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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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2013 Rubin de Jonge Classical Guitar

2013 Rubin de Jonge Classical Guitar

2013 Rubin de Jonge Classical Guitar. French Polish finish. Englemann spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, raised fingerboard, lattice braced. 650mm scale length, 52mm nut width, Tweed double arched case.

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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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Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar

Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar

The instrument we are highlighting today is the prestigious Alhambra Luthier Rio Concert Classical Guitar. This excellent instrument, now available only on special order, features a Master Grade cedar top and solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides.   This instrument has had a very limited production and represents the finest quality tonewoods and craftsmanship offered by this traditional Spanish company; its production has been officially superseded by the Luthier Exotico, which uses Red Peroba for the sides and back in place of Brazilian Rosewood.

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2013 Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar

2013 Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar

This excellent Bruce West classical guitar is new, with a German 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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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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Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute: A NAMM show discovery !

Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute: A NAMM show discovery !

Every year at the LA NAMM show I find something unique and wonderful. Mid-East Music specializes in handcrafted historic and ethnic instruments. Unlike other sources I’ve encountered, they understand and service the instruments they sell and control and participate in the manufacture process. Hand made in Pakistan, these instruments are remarkably cleanly built: accurate joinery, clean fit and finish. I was VERY impressed by the overall quality and appearance and the prices are a fraction of what we commonly see in second hand historic Lutes and Baroque guitars.

At last I can offer a completely playable historic Lute and Baroque guitar for a price that “makes sense” to most of my clients who simply want to experiment with this era of music. These instruments are “the real thing” at an affordable price. These instruments even come with lightweight but solidly made hardshell cases !

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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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Ramírez Model GH Tourist Guitar

Ramírez Model GH Tourist Guitar

The Ramírezmodel GH was issued in early 2007 as a special model to commemorate the Ramírez guitar that George Harrison owned. His original guitar was a very basic so-called “Tourist Guitar” that was built in another workshop, “down the street” from Ramírezguitars.

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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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Ramírez 125th Anniversary Studio Guitar

Ramírez 125th Anniversary Studio Guitar

Based on the template of the E line designed by Jose Ramirez III, Amalia Ramirez has created the Ramirez 125th Anniversary Studio Guitar model as a Limited Edition built during the five years from 2007-2012, celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Ramirez workshop!

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Ramírez Serie Del Vino GuitarSerie Del Vino Guitar

Ramírez Serie Del Vino GuitarSerie Del Vino Guitar

Spain is famous for fine wines and superb guitars, and the Ramirez Serie Del Vino guitars celebrate the shared Spanish heritage of guitars and wines.

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Alhambra Model Luthier India

Alhambra Model Luthier India

Part of their signature instrument line, the Alhambra Model Luthier India illustrates a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Available with either a Red Cedar or German Spruce top. As with all fine acoustic instruments, the guitar’s tone will open and develop as it is played.

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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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Ramirez Model 4N CWE – Cutaway Classical Guitar

Ramirez Model 4N CWE  - Cutaway Classical Guitar

The Ramirez Model 4N CWE Cutaway Classical guitar features all solid wood with Western Red cedar top, Indian rosewood and a Fishman pickup set.

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Ramírez Model 3N – AE Classical Guitar

Ramírez Model 3N - AE Classical Guitar

Amalia Ramírez has introduced the new Studio NE Series of instruments. “It has the same aesthetic and technical mosaic design, headpiece, stringing, template, scales, bridge, placement of soundboard bars and cross bar of the E line, entirely as built by José Ramírez III in 1984. The new NE line is based on this design, the only changes being the mosaics and a few minor details of the internal construction in order to improve the sound quality.” Today we are highlighting

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Ramírez Model 2N-E Classical Guitar

Ramírez Model 2N-E Classical Guitar

Manuel Ramirez de Galarreta y Planell was born in Alhama of Aragon in 1864. Manuel was the younger brother of Jose Ramirez I and at the age of 27 he decided to open his own shop at 24 Cava Baja Street in Madrid. This move caused bad feelings between the two brothers that were never resolved.
The new NE line is based on this design, the only changes being the mosaics and a few minor details of the internal construction in order to improve the sound quality.” As opposed to the older Model 2E, the new 2N-E has solid Indian rosewood back & sides with a solid bookmatched Western Red cedar top.

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