Available Pre-owned Guitars

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Stephen Eden (2012)

A stunning cedar top guitar by the much respected young Sussex luthier.

The instrument has a very deep round bass and a brilliant powerful treble.

The price new today is £4250, with a waiting list!

  • Top - Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back and sides - Solid Indian rosewood
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 7 fan struts Weight 1.6kg
  • String length - 650
  • Nut width - 51mm
  • Action - 4.5mm bass 3.5 mm treble (room to lower if desired)
  • Alessi Machines
  • French polished

The condition is almost mint with only the smallest players marks, hard to see on the top. It has a very comfortable neck profile and easy to play. Must be tried.

This guitar will require CITES if going outside EU. Maestoso can arrange this.

£1995 with original Hiscox case in VGC.
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Pablo Requena (2004)
  • Cedar
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Handmade pearl rosette
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Rubner machines
  • 9 fans struts
  • F sharp to G body resonance
  • 1.6 kgm
  • Action: 4mm bass 3mm treble
Pablo Requena originally from Malaga in Spain, made this guitar at his Lewes workshop in Lewes East Sussex England. It was one of a limited number with handmade mother of pearl rosettes. Pablo has now become a well recognised luthier and his new guitars sell for more the £4000. Here is a chance to own a stunning second hand model in used but sound condition. There are some marks to the top and the back but no cracks.The woods are of stunning quality. It is very easy guitar to play and rewards one with a strong mature, balanced sound. Must be tried.

The instrument has been checked by Pablo himself who was very pleased to see it again.

This guitar will require CITES to send outside EU. Maestoso can arrange this for you.
£1995
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Joaquin Garcia (1993)
A fine guitar by this much respected Malaga luthier (originally from Argentina).
The guitar has exceptionally clear, warm,loud, almost pianistic tone. This is due to the light construction and wood lattice construction.

The price new today is £5000 minimum, with a long waiting list!
  • Top - Solid Canadian Cedar
  • Back and sides - Solid Indian rosewood
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Wood lattice construction Weight 1.6kg
  • Lower bout 350mm
  • Upper bout 280mm
  • Depth 90mm
  • String length - 650
  • Nut width - 52mm
  • Action - 4.2mm bass 3 mm treble
  • Machines - not original but good working replacements in excellent condition
  • French polished
The condition can be described as 'well used' with minor player's nail marks and other knocks. There is some loss of polish at the right arm resting point. However,there are no cracks or any major damage. The guitar plays as perfectly as the day it was made but probably sounds better.

It has a very comfortable neck profile and easy to play. Must be tried.

Price reflects condition but not the sound!

This guitar will require CITES if going outside EU. Maestoso can arrange this.

£1695 with usable original Hiscox case.
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Stephen Kakos (1985)

Spruce 
Madagascar rosewood
Mahogany neck
Thin nitro varnish
660 strings length
52 nut width
Schaller machines
Action 4.2mm bass 3.2mm treble

This respected American maker from Minneapolis USA has been building guitars since 1975. This concert guitar represents his work well with its generous open warm sound. The instrument is in very good condition with just a couple of minor marks to the top. The action is excellent and it is very comfortable to play.
Comes with original pod style case in good condition. £1995
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Antonio Aparicio JM Signature (2006)

Spruce
Indian rosewood
650 strings length
52 nut width
Fustero machines
Ebony neck strip
Humi-Metro silver case

A very clean example of this popular model from the Valencian maker. It is made with quality solid tone woods and is signed by the luthier. The condition is exceptional for a ten year old guitar, with just the one string slap behind the bridge and some fading to the back. The sound is round and full. The instrument has been recently checked and has had a new nut fitted. Comes with original hard case, also in good condition. £895 REDUCED to £849
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Roberto Pozzi (2013)
Italian spruce
Indian rosewood
French polished
650mm string length
52mm nut width
Action 4.0mm bass 3.0mm treble
Very light construction with five fan bars

Roberto Pozzi is a well respected luthier from Como in Italy. This is his STUDIO model. The construction is very light and the sound compares well with any top quality concert guitar, being very round with depth and creamy clarity. The Italian spruce top is 20 years matured. The cost savings on this model have been made with less inlay work and factory machine heads. The Indian rosewood has not been filled hence the white patches in areas. If sound is the most important thing? then this guitar is a winner! There is a small repaired crack to the back.
Comes with original Rawlings foam case with straps. £1695
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Pablo de la Cruz (1986)

Sitka spruce
Indian rosewood
French polished
Fustero Machines with black plates
650mm strong length
52mm nut width
Action 4mm bass 3mm treble
Very neatly constructed five fans and Bouchet harmonic bars
Highly attractive inlay wood work.

Pablo de la Cruz was born in Madrid in 1927 and made his first guitar in 1965. The sound from this guitar is warm and particularly even. It is very comfortable to play as the makers son, played the guitars and helped in the neck design. Despite two minor cracks to the top expertly repaired by Rohan Lowe (and hard to see) the guitar is in good over all condition. There is some loss of polish to the back of the neck, which could be re-polished at some point. This is reflected in the price.
The guitar comes in its original Hiscox case. £899
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Juan Hernandez (2015)
German spruce
Indian rosewood
Thin nitro polished
650mm string length
52mm nut width
Action 4.0mm bass 3.2mm treble
Light construction with 7 fan bars

Juan Hernandez was born in Turis (Valencia) Spain in the late 1940's. He began learning guitar making in the Francisco Esteve workshop at the age of 15. There he became an "official" certified guitar maker and later he became production manager of the Esteve workshop. For many years he has been involved with the construction of the deluxe models made at Esteve.

Now, along with the assistance of 3 artisans, he is proud to offer a limited number of fine guitars under his own label made of very good woods and constructed with care and expertise.

Juan's son Alberto has now joined his father and they are together making one of the finest ranges of guitars available today and are recognised world-wide.

This all solid tone wood guitar is nicely played in with a pleasing depth to the sound in all registers. It is a P/X and has been very well looked after and nicely played by a fine musician. It is in mint condition save for one small mark. The normal price new for this model is £999. £650.00 SOLD
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Joaquin Garcia (2009)

Spruce top
Indian Rosewood body
Fustero machines
650mm string length
52mm nut width
9 fan construction
Action 4.2mm bass and 3mm treble

Originally from Argentina, Garcia moved to Spain in 1975 and worked with the Valencia guitar factory Raimundo y Aparicio. He set up his own workshop in Malaga in 1982. His guitars are favoured by professional players for their light construction, easy actions and explosive volume. This guitar is a fine example of these attributes. The guitar is indeed very light and the wide grain top delivers power and balance. No cracks or major knocks. However, there are minor marks and this is reflected in the price.
Comes with original Prado hard case from Cadiz. £2750.00 SOLD


Stephen Frith (2011) 'Guijosa'

German Spruce 
Indian Rosewood
Gotoh Machines
650mm string length
52mm nut width
4.2mm bass 3.2mm treble set up with room to adjust
Hiscox case

Particularly attractive guitar with top quality tone woods. The sound is balanced and full. There is a wide palette of colours available and the guitar feels expressive under the fingers. A fine concert guitar.

The English luthier Stephen Frith has been making guitars since 1979 and has studied under Jose Romanillos. This model guitar 'Guijosa', is the result of these studies. It is guitar no.416. Condition is good all round, save for a few standard players marks and a dull patch of polish behind the saddle. There are on cracks or major scrapes.

£2750 including case


Parramon (1968) and Peter Barton (2012)
A very fine and interesting guitar. Purchased from Casa Parramon, Barcelona in 1969 for 10,000 Ptas!
The guitar was likely made in the Taurus workshop, famous for making Ramirez at the time. Antonio Picado was an apprentice and may well have had a hand in the construction of this guitar.

The receipt describes the instrument as "a concert guitar top class".

The original top warped over time and the instrument was restored by Peter Barton in 2012 with a new spruce top, bridge, machines, frets and finger board. The job is of exceptional quality and result is very pleasing. Receipt for this work included. The original (crack free) Indian rosewood back and stunning inlay work, is more beautiful every time to you look at it and is in very good condition.

The sound is balanced, round and more powerful than most guitars of this period.

Swiss Alpine Spruce 
Indian Rosewood
Gotoh machines
French polish 
4.2mm bass 3mm treble
52mm nut
Original label and another from Peter Barton.
Original case (still usable)
£2495







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