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Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, 1982

This Yamaha GC-30A no.829 Grand Concert Brazilian Classical, dating to 1982, reflects the upper end of Yamaha guitar production in a concert grade instrument, featuring a pairing of a Red Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. This fine instrument was built during 1982 at the Yamaha home facility in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture and is signed by master luthier Mr. Toshio Kato. The GC or ‘Grand Concert’ line was conceived during the mid 1960s, when Yamaha arranged for three luthiers – Hiroshi Harada, Hideyuki Ezaki and Toshio Kato – to learn from Spanish master Eduardo Ferrer.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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Jerry Farrell Classical Guitar No.57, 2007

Jerry Farrell Classical Guitar No.57, 2007

This Jerry Farrell Classical guitar, No.57, starts with the Hauser style and a traditional Spanish construction pattern, with a Red Cedar top and Indian Rosewood for the sides, back, and bridge. The neck is Cedrilla or Spanish Cedar as used on many Spanish built classical and flamenco guitars, and the slightly crowned fingerboard is Ebony.

Used
Price: $3,125.00 CAD
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Kolya Panhuyzen Maple Body Classical Guitar Natural, 1987

Kolya Panhuyzen Maple Body Classical Guitar Natural, 1987

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

Used
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 CSA Rosewood Guitar French Polish, 1991

Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 CSA Rosewood Guitar French Polish,  1991

Here we have the wonderful and very well preserved Ignacio M Rozas No. 114 classical guitar, built in Madrid during 1991 at Calle Mayor 66, a few doors from the Contreras shop. Ignacio M Rozas began building guitars in 1959, at age 16 as an apprentice to Jose Ramirez III and worked with him until 1969.

Used
Price: $5,500.00 CAD
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Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa CSA Rosewood Classical Guitar, 1990

Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa CSA Rosewood Classical Guitar, 1990

From time to time we see spectacular examples of functional art, such as this Manuel Contreras Doble Tapa guitar, built in Madrid during 1990. Manuel Contreras’ career was spent in Madrid, Spain. For many years he was a respected cabinet-maker, but in 1959 began to work with Jose Ramirez III. In 1962 he opened his own workshop at Calle Mayor 80. The shop is now at Calle de Segovia, 57.

Used
Price: $7,500.00 CAD
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Manuel Rodriguez Sr. Classical Guitar, 1969

Manuel Rodriguez Sr. Classical Guitar, 1969

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

Vintage
Price: $6,000.00 CAD
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