Available Pre-owned Guitars

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A full set of pictures and sound file can be sent upon request............. 
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Alastair McNeill (1999)
  • German Spruce
  • Indian rosewood 3 piece back
  • Mahogany neck
  • Fustero machines
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Action 4mm bass 3.0mm treble
  • Light construction at 1.46kg with 6 fan struts
  • F Sharp body resonance

Alastair McNeill from Chippenham in Wiltshire England, is recognised as one of England’s top luthiers. He has been building for more than 40 years. This Hauser inspired guitar is number 210 and once belonged to the concert guitarist John Mills. It is made with top quality timbres and with a very fine attention to detail.

The guitar is in good condition for a 22 year old. There are standard marks and I have close up pictures of these upon request. There are no major scars or cracks. The sound is amazingly crystal clear yet always warm and expressive with a fine balance across the registers. Good sustain and power. The guitar is very comfortable to play with a shallow neck.

A new McNeill guitar is hard to come by and costs considerably more than the asking price of £2200.


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Michael Lazar (2015)
  • Swiss spruce
  • mahogany neck
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 4mm bass
  • 3mm treble
  • lower bout 37mm
  • upper bout 29mm
  • 1.8kgm
  • F sharp/G body pitch
  • Wood lattice
  • Wood tornovos
  • Elevated fingerboard
  • Gotoh machines
  • French polish

A big sounding guitar, without lattice brightness yet with sweet trebles and clear projection. There is total evenness across the registers with power and sweet trebles. The guitar is particularly comfortable to play with a very well shaped mahogany neck and raised fingerboard. The looks are modern with an original ‘plantia’ and colourful inlays. The compensated nut and saddle assures the set up and true intonation on a 'Gilbert' style bridge. A very rewarding guitar to play which has to be tried to be fully appreciated.

Condition is very good with no cracks or major marks. We can send a full set of pictures and sound file upon request.

Michael Lazar is a well known Canadian luthier https://www.lazarguitars.com

A new guitar is ¢5000 Canadian (£2850)  plus shipping, tax and import duty.

£2495 including Hiscox case.


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Steven Eden 'La Leona' Torres replica (2019)
  • Swiss spruce
  • 3 piece back in cypress
  • cedar neck
  • tornavoz in brass
  • 650mm string length
  • 51.5mm nut width
  • 4mm bass
  • 3mm treble
  • lower bout 34cm
  • upper bout 25.2
  • 1.35kgms
  • E flat/E body pitch
  • Tuners by Schaller 'Grandtunes'
  • French polish

A very fine replica of the famous guitar of Antonio de Torres FE 04. Steven Eden has gone to extraordinary lengths in this replica of ‘La Leona’. The cypress woods on the back and sides are in fact a mix of old Spanish wood (centre strip) and the Turkish variety. The very low body pitch offers great depth to the bass and the treble is sweet and balanced. Without doubt a musical instrument of beauty and charm. The guitar has been kept by one owner in immaculate condition.

FE 04: Made in 1856, Torres’ most famous guitar is also the only one he named: “La Leona.” The name translates as “the lioness,” although the guitar was given its name to compare it with the full volume and sound quality of the male lion. It has been speculated that La Leona was his pattern or guide for all his later guitars, and it was the sound that set the instrument apart.

£2995 including a sized Hiscox case.


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Stephen Hill (2019)
  • European Spruce Model 2a
  • Indian rosewood
  • Rubner machines
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Action 4mm bass 3.0mm treble
  • Light construction at 1.6kg with 7 fan struts
  • F Sharp body resonance

Stephen Hill originally made his name as a top British luthier when living in Lewes East Sussex. He now resides near Granada in Spain where his guitar building courses have become legendary. This guitar is indeed made in the Granada style with 7 fan struts and it has that Spanish character to the sound.

The guitar is in pristine condition and now nicely played in.The sound is clear yet always warm and expressive with a fine balance across the registers. All materials are top quality. The guitar is very comfortable to play and musically rewarding. This model now costs well over £3250

£2495. Includes hard Hiscox case. SOLD


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Roger Williams (2010)
  • Canadian Red Cedar
  • Indian rosewood with maple inlays
  • Cedar neck
  • Gotoh machines (510)
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 4mm bass 3mm treble set up with room to adjust
  • 1.5kgms
  • 37cms lower bout
  • 28cms upper bout
  • F sharp/G body pitch
  • 6 fan construction
  • 20 frets
  • French polish finish

Roger Williams from Lichfield, has been making guitars for more than 20 years. He is well known for his ‘Vintage’ crossover guitars that won the JHS award in 2017. This guitar, No.204 named ‘Emilie’, shows admirable attention to detail in the wood working and the selection of the very best materials. The guitar has a sparkling quick sound that projects well. The neck and action is particularly comfortable. There is a hairline crack (might only be in the polish) on the lower bout of the front which is too small to notice and does not photograph being on a wood line. The crack is to the edge and so can’t extend and the sound is in no way compromised. The rest of the instrument has only minor marks, so condition is 9/10. The guitar has had one owner from new and it cost £3600 in 2010. A very fine concert guitar.

£2,995 including original Hiscox case


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Ana Maria Espinosa Rodriguez Classical Guitar (2014)
  • German spruce
  • Indian Rosewood (three piece back)
  • Cedar neck
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 4mm bass 3mm treble
  • 1.55kgm
  • G body pitch
  • 270mm upper bout
  • 350mm lower bout
  • Rubner ‘Roll’ machines with engravings
  • French polish

It has become apparent over the past decade, that the guitars of Ana Espinosa are special. Her wood working is excellent and her ear in working her chosen woods results in guitars of great musicality. Ana started making in 1996 inspired by the guitars of Antonio de Torres. She shares a workshop with René Baarslag in Granada.

This guitar is in very good condition with some minor nail marks and the odd minor dent around the purflings. It has an exceptionally sweet, sensitive yet strong treble. The bass is darker and rounded. Very fine projection. A true concert guitar.

A top class concert guitar by a much respected maker.

£4250 with Vitorini hard case.


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Michael Gee (1983)

  • German spruce
  • Indian Rosewood
  • French polish
  • 650mm string length
  • 51mm nut width
  • Action 4.2mm bass 3.0mm treble
  • Light construction with 7 fan bars
  • 1.5 kg
  • Lower bout 35.5cms at bridge
  • G/F sharp sharp body resonance

Michael Gee has now made over 650 guitars from his workshop in Northamptonshire England. Since 1977, many notable players have performed on Gee guitars including Robert Brightmore, David Russell, Simon Dinnigan and Stephen Rak. Modern generation players such as the Sorros Duo are still buying his guitars today. New prices are around the £5k to £6K mark with a waiting list.

This example - No.118 is typical of his sound world, naturally balanced, clear, warm and sweet. It is really an English Torres/Hauser with its light construction and 7 fans. The narrow neck makes the instrument very easy to play. The neck profile is perfect!

The condition can be described as 'good' for a guitar of it's age. There are no major blemishes or cracks. However, there are some heat patches to the French polished back and some small signs of ware to the ebony in the first three frets. The frets themselves are also worn but still have plenty of life in them and do not effect any notes at present. A new owner needs to note these things. The guitar is honestly priced including these points. I have further pictures of minor marks which can be sent on request and sound file.

A top class instrument that must be played.

£2295 with original Savage and Hoy hard flight case.

 


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Tom and Peter Petersen (1981)
  • Cedar
  • Sycamore
  • Mahogany neck
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 4mm bass 3mm treble set up with room to adjust
  • 1.48kgms
  • 36cms lower bout
  • 28cms upper bout
  • G body pitch
  • 6 fan construction
  • 19 frets
  • French polish finish

Harald Petersen from Denmark moved to England in the 1950’s. He became well known building guitars for Len Williams in the Spanish Guitar Centre London. John Williams played Peterson guitars and you can get a good idea of the sound world https://youtu.be/oEfFbuT3I6A. Harald sadly died in 1969 but his sons Tom and Peter carried on construction well into the 1980’s and this guitar is one of those. It is a model A using the fine woods and described as a ‘Concert Guitar’. The machines are model replacements that work well.

This guitar is in exceptionally clean condition, the best I have seen for a guitar of this age. I suspect it has been little played and spent most of the forty years in the case. So a rare chance to have a virtually new Petersen.

A joy to play such a musical instrument.

£895 including hard case.


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Masaro Kohno model 20 (1977)
  • European Spruce
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Cedar neck with 2 ebony strips
  • Fustero machines
  • 655mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 4mm bass 3mm treble set up with room to adjust
  • 1.8kgms
  • 36cms lower bout
  • 28cms upper bout
  • F sharp/G body pitch
  • 6 fan construction
  • Cashew finish

Masaro Kohno is Japans most eminent 20th century luthier. He studied with Ignacio Fleta in Barcelona. Kohno died in 1998 and his guitars are becoming rare. This guitar sounds as good as they come, with a full even and balanced tone. The woods are of the highest quality. The mature tone is a delight and being a spruce top it has not become too dark, so there are many more years of musicality yet to come.

The condition is solid with no cracks or major scars. However, as expected on a 50 year old guitar, there are a number of small knocks and players marks, mostly to the top. This is reflected in the price. I have taken close up pictures that can be sent upon request. The frets have just been dressed and the guitar is ready to play. I can also send a sound file.

£2,250 including original case (which is usable but very aged) SOLD


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Ana Maria Espinosa Rodriguez Flamenco Guitar (2014)
  • German spruce
  • Spanish Cypress
  • Mahogany neck
  • 655mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • 42mm string width at nut
  • action 3.2mm bass 2.2mm treble 
  • 1.41kgms
  • G-F Sharp body pitch
  • 265mm upper bout
  • 360mm lower bout
  • Rubner machines with engravings
  • French polish

It has become apparent over the past decade, that the guitars of Ana Espinosa are special. Her wood working is excellent and her fine ear in working her chosen woods results in guitars of great musicality. Ana started making in 1996 inspired by the guitars of Antonio de Torres. She shares a workshop with René Baarslag in Granada.

This guitar is in exceptional condition with only one small mark. It is just what you demand from a flamenco guitar - earthy bass, punchy quick treble and very easy to play.

Without doubt a top end professional flamenco guitar. The guitar is just like this:
https://youtu.be/S5zvFRaJ5xw

£3995 with black fibre case


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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. If sound is the most important thing? then this guitar is a winner! There is a small repaired crack to the back. This simply has to be played to be appreciated.
Comes with original Rawlings foam case with straps. Real quality pro sound. Must be played. £2250












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