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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.

Used
Price: $11,500.00 CAD
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Jose Romanillos & Son Classical ‘La Amistad’, 2005

Jose Romanillos & Son Classical 'La Amistad', 2005

Here is a wonderful rarity – a Jose Romanillos & Son classical guitar, ‘La Amistad’, built during 2005 by one of the finest builders anywhere. This Jose Romanillos & Son Classical guitar, named ‘La Amistad’ on the label along with the signatures of Jose and Liam, was built during 2005 at the Romanillos shop in Gillingham, Dorset. It is in very good, clean condition and while its decorations are understated, its construction and tone are impressive. This is a guitar that draws all the builders in the shop, wanting to have a close look!

Used
Price: $34,500.00 CAD
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La Esperanza Classe 1000 Concert Classical Guitar, 1979

La Esperanza Classe 1000 Concert Classical Guitar, 1979

Here we have a nicely kept La Esperanza Classe 1000 classical guitar built during 1979 in the shop of Masaru Matano or his successors in Kurume, Japan. Matano’s shop built the La Esperanza Classe 1000 and lower priced Classe 600 for sale for the company name “Ongaku Geijutsusha Co” and these models were based on Ramirez instruments. The Classe 1000 features a Red Cedar top and double layer Rosewood sides and back, which is not quite the same as laminated. Here, the two layers are of Brazilian Rosewood and are used to reduce overtones and ‘wolf’ tones when the guitar is played loudly. 

Vintage
Price: $2,850.00 CAD
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Hill Torres 1856 Model Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

Hill Torres 1856 Model Brazilian Rosewood, 2012

This Hill Torres 1856 Brazilian was built during 2012, and Hill discontinued the model in 2013. This example features an European Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood for the bridge, sides, back and head plate, Spanish Cedar (Cedro, or Cedrella Odorata) for the body blocks and neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard. The 6-hole bridge tie block is capped with ivoroid, and at the head Alessi H12 Hauser style tuners are installed.

Used
Price: $6,500.00 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. 

Used
Price: $4,995.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Marc Beneteau Cutaway Steel String Guitar 1988

❌SOLD❌ Marc Beneteau Cutaway Steel String Guitar 1988

Here we have a Marc Beneteau Cutaway steel string acoustic guitar combining Spruce and Mahogany, built during 1988 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Marc Beneteau has been building guitars since 1974 and his instruments are well built and well respected,  and used by stellar players like Don Ross.  This Marc Beneteau Cutaway pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. and uses Indian Rosewood for the bridge and unbound fingerboard. The body binding is Satinwood and the cutaway style is Florentine.   

Used
Price: $950.00 CAD

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