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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 grade instrument.

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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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❌ Josh House 000 Mahogany Steel String Natural, 2019

❌SOLD❌   Josh House 000 Mahogany Steel String Natural, 2019

Here we have a lovely Josh House 000 model built in May of 2019 with Mahogany for the top, sides, back and neck, and Ziricote for the bridge, head plate and fingerboard. This Josh House 000 is a very well built guitar with a simple appearance. The body and neck are Mahogany with Spruce bracing for the top and back. The top uses solid linings, the back linings are reverse-kerfed and it’s very cleanly built inside. On the inside of the top, to the bass side of the fingerboard tag, there’s a hand-written note “Built by Josh House May 2019”.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

❌SOLD❌ Neil Hebert Classical Guitar Brazilian Rosewood, 1986

Here is a rarity, a Neil Hebert classical guitar built in Montreal during 1986, with Cedar top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate.  Neil Hebert retired some years ago, and was a highly respected builder while active. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of information available about him, though he does get a mention in the Canadian Encyclopedia under ‘Guitar’.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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