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

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: $3,000.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Cordoba Torres Master Series Classical Guitar Natural, 2022

⚌Reduced‼  Cordoba Torres Master Series Classical Guitar Natural, 2022

Next we are looking at a nearly-new Cordoba Torres Master Series guitar, built in early 2022 in Oxnard, California.

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Price: $3,375.00 CAD $4,375.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Oskar Graf Baritone Fan-Fret Guitar, 2017

⚌Reduced‼  Oskar Graf Baritone Fan-Fret Guitar, 2017

Here is a very unusual and very good instrument – an Oskar Graf baritone fan-fret classical guitar, built during 2017 at Graf’s shop in Clarendon, Ontario. Oskar Graf is a well-respected luthier who has been building for many ears, and is now approaching retirement. His skills are well demonstrated here.

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Price: $6,999.99 CAD $7,999.99 CAD
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Sergei de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 1981

Sergei de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 1981

This Sergei de Jonge Classical guitar was built during 1981 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: $2,999.99 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

⚌Reduced‼  Thomas Malapanis Classical Guitar, 2004

Here we are looking at the Thomas Malapanis Classical numbered 26, and dated to 2004.  The top is Red Cedar,  while the sides, back, headplate and bridge are Cocobolo.  The sides are lined with a Cypress or Sycamore facing, not the same as ‘laminate’ woods,  a technique pioneered by Jose Ramirez III to help increase clarity, and still used on some higher end Ramirez models. 

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Price: $3,700.00 CAD $4,995.00 CAD
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Hippner Romanillos Brazilian Classical, 2012

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: $8,000.00 CAD
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Hopf Super Classic Cedar Top, 1992

Hopf Super Classic Cedar Top, 1992

Next is a Dieter Hopf Super Classic model from 1992, with Red Cedar top and spectacular Central or South American Rosewood for the sides and back.

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Price: $2,800.00 CAD
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Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta, 1995

This Jose Romero Flamenca Concierta was built during 1995 in Madrid, Spain in the traditional Blanca form and signed by Jose Romero. Jose Romero is one of the most respected builders in Madrid, and began his career at 14 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III. After working with Ramirez for eight years, Romero opened his own shop.

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Price: $3,125.00 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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Sergei de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 1980

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: $4,000.00 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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Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA Natural, 2021

Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA Natural, 2021

The Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA is the direct descendant of a Chet Atkins idea – a nylon-string guitar built to be amplified. The initial models were built by Gibson as the Chet Atkins CEC (Cutaway Electric Classic). Eventually, Gibson discontinued the model but Godin took the concept and improved it dramatically, even including synthesizer interface electronics.

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Price: $1,799.99 CAD
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Alhambra Crossover CS3-S-E8 Cedar and Rosewood Natural, 2020

Alhambra Crossover CS3-S-E8 Cedar and Rosewood Natural, 2020

Built by one of Spain’s larger makers, the Alhambra Crossover CS3-S-E8 is aimed at players generally from the steel string world who need a cutaway, crowned fingerboard and a pickup system. The ‘Crossover’ concept is a relatively new development for the nylon-string world and appeals to many players, particularly those in Latin Jazz genres who need to amplify their instruments.

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Price: $2,000.00 CAD
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Cervantes Rodriguez Palo Escrito Studio Series, 2015

Cervantes Rodriguez Palo Escrito Studio Series, 2015

This Cervantes Rodriguez PE from the Studio Series is built with Palo Escrito for the sides, back and headplate. Solid Red Cedar is used for the top and Spanish Cedar for the neck and an ebony fingerboard. This is a superb, handmade guitar built and fan-braced in the traditional style of Manual Rodriguez II, with a smooth and balanced tone.

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Price: $2,650.00 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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⚌Reduced‼ Taylor 514ce-N Crossover Cutaway Natural, 2012

⚌Reduced‼ Taylor 514ce-N Crossover Cutaway Natural, 2012

The Taylor 514ce-N, now discontinued, was a ‘crossover’ instrument, aimed at delivering the tone and touch response of nylon strings to the steel string player. Typically, crossover guitars have a cutaway body, narrower crowned fingerboards, pickup and preamp systems, and lower action than concert-style classical models. Some models have ‘thinline’ bodies as the volume produced by the body is exceeded by a supporting sound system.

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Price: $2,550.00 CAD $2,750.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed, 2013

⚌Reduced‼ Sergei De Jonge 7 String Classical Guitar Left Handed, 2013

Built at the De Jonge shop in Chelsea, Quebec during 2013, this Sergei De Jonge 7-string cutaway fine instrument is in exceptional condition with very little wear. It features a cutaway body with spruce top and Indian Rosewood for the back, sides, bridge and headplate, and an ebony fingerboard on a mahogany neck. The original TKL tweed case is included, and a Small Dog insulated case cover is available for $189. CITIES documentation is included in the case.

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Price: $5,000.00 CAD $7,000.00 CAD
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de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 2021

de Jonge Classical Guitar Natural, 2021

Here we have a brand-new Sergei de Jonge classical guitar, featuring an elevated fingerboard, Torrefied Spruce top and Bolivian Rosewood sides and back! Sergei de Jonge has been building and teaching guitar building for many years and like a number of premiere Canadian builders, was one of Jean Larrivee’s early apprentices.

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Price: $9,500.00 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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Bruce West Spruce Top Classical Guitar, 2013

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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Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience HG Classical Electric

Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience HG Classical Electric

The Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambience offers a fuller body depth and simpler electronics than the synthesizer-ready models. Like other Multiac models, the Nylon Duet Ambience uses a Cedar top on a chambered Mahogany body, Mahogany neck and Richlite for the fingerboard and Rosewood for the bridge.

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Price: $1,650.00 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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Ramirez Conservatorio Abeto Classical Guitar, 2014

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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Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar

Ramirez FL2 Flamenco Blanca Guitar

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 “Serranito” are the only ‘Student’ Flamenco guitars offered by Ramirez. Flamenco is now very professional and formalized, but is 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: $3,289.00 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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Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute

Baroque Guitar and Renaissance Lute

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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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: $3,789.00 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 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: $1,889.00 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: $3,650.00 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: $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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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: $1,649.00 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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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: $2,959.00 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: $5,450.00 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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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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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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Price: $3,150.00 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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Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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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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