Available Pre-owned Guitars

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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.

Federico Sheppard (2016) No.59

  • Canadian Cedar
  • Indian rosewood
  • Spanish Cedar neck
  • French Polish
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Action 4.1mm bass 3.0mm treble
  • Light construction with 5 fan bars
  • 1.5 kg
  • F sharp body resonance
  • Alessi machines

Federico Sheppard was born in Mexico. He now makes guitars in the U.S. and from his workshop in Carrion de los Condes in Spain. His instruments have deep personal meaning, many being replica guitars of the composer guitarist Barrios Mangore or like this one, a homage to St James (Santiago) who is hand carved to the head. The shell motives inside, on the rosette and engraved to the handmade Alessi machines (with striking purple buttons) will be familiar to all those who have made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

The guitar was made in Carrion de los Condes and is very 'Spanish' in sound. It has a powerful voice to grace any concert hall. The tone has excellent balance across the range and is pleasingly easy to play. Only minor players marks, no cracks. A very fine guitar. No wonder such artists such as Pavel Steidl have ordered guitars from Federico Sheppard.

£2950 including Spanish hard case.

Juan & Alberto Hernandez (2016) Torres model

Indian rosewood
French polished top
650mm string length
52mm nut width
Action 4.0mm bass 3.0mm treble
Light construction with 7 fan bars
1.6 kg
G body resonance
Pearl effect tuners on engraved plates with black rollers

Juan Hernandez Iranzo was born in Turis (Valencia) Spain in the late 1940's. Age 15 he joined the workshop of Francisco Esteve. For many years he has made guitars with his family as apprentices and now the guitars are almost totally made by his talented son Alberto Hernandez.

Hernandez make fine replicas of both Hauser and Torres guitars. This Torres model was originally ordered and sold by Maestoso in 2016. It is in 99% mint condition having been very well looked after and well played in by its one owner. It has a well balanced round tone and projects with a surprisingly powerful voice. It is comfortable to play with a pleasing neck profile.
£1795 including a hand made to fit traditional Spanish (Esteve) case. 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
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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. SOLD
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Stephen Kakos (1985)

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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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

Please come and try any guitar.
Maestoso will pay full worldwide insurance for a 10 day trial period on most guitars. P/X considered.
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01273 882862