Sold Pre-owned Guitars

Please see below a list of our previously sold Pre-owned guitars.
Prices shown were the original asking price.


Juan Hernandez
2011 Torres model. This is one of the sweetest sounding examples nicely played in by one careful owner.
Almost mint condition. 650 cms. Spruce/Indian. Comes with original hard case made to measure.
£1895

Jesus Bellido 2009 classical guitar.

German Spruce, Indian rosewood. 650mm. High quality carbon case included. The guitar is in almost mint condition. Hardly played from new. Bargain from top Granada maker
£2995

Papazian Juan Hernandez 2013 'Sonata'.
An opportunity to buy an almost new guitar in good condition. Just a few minor marks. The present owner had this model as an intermediate guitar when waiting for a special luthier made instrument - now arrived. Solid cedar, highly attractive solid mongoy (ovengal) body, ebony fingerboard and complex bindings. Fine balanced big tone even in higher positions.
Normal price new £825. Now £595 or near offer. Bargain!

Ricardo Sanchis Carpio 1998.
The 'Bolerias' model in solid spruce, solid pau ferro body and ebony fingerboard. The condition is almost mint - hardly played from new. To buy the equivalent model from Sanchis now is around £1650. Comes with gig bag - also mint! A fine top end student instrument from a well respected maker.
£750

Philip Woodfield 1991.
Torres model. One professional owner from new. An exceptionally open and expressive instrument. Fine spruce top and Indian rosewood body. Schaller machines with rosewood buttons. 650mm string length, 52 mm nut. There is a small crack to the back (repaired by Woodfield). Some of the French polish is faded and there are minor knocks and players marks to the the top. A new model costs £3900 and is the choice of many top players. Our price reflects the condition of this most 'musical' guitar which has many years of life to give.
£1750 including hard case (not original).

Keller JK90 1996.
This model is now discontinued. It is a top end signed instrument from Admira. The materials are very fine - all sold Canadian cedar, Indian Rosewood, full wood bindings, Honduras neck with ebony strip, fine bone nut and saddle. The insides are varnished. The guitar is in almost mint condition. It has recently been serviced and set up. It plays in the style of Ramirez. 650 mm string length 52 mm nut width. Comes with a new foam case.
£450.00


Jose Antonio 'Fleta' replica model.
About 2 years old and in almost mint condition. Canadian cedar and high quality Indian rosewood with red flash. 65 cms. New price is £1575.
A bargain at £950.

Juan Hernandez 2011 Torres model.
This is one of the sweetest sounding examples nicely played in by one careful owner. Almost mint condition. 650 cms. Spruce/Indian. Comes with original hard case made to measure. £1895 Manouk Papazian 1973 Spruce with Bolivian rosewood. An un-restored example in good original order. Original violin varnish as preferred by this New York luthier. New machines. Stunning rosette with the name inlayed to the intricate design. 650 cms. Sweet, balanced and easy to play. A delight.
£1995

Sakai Ishii 2006.
Simply beautiful! This top rated Japanese luthier only uses the very best tone woods and his craftsmanship is second to none. Spruce with dark Indian rosewood set off by a red and green rosette. One careful owner and in almost mint condition. The sound is even, balanced and classy. The body is smaller early Hauser and the 650 cms string length with 50 mm nut make this an easy guitar to play.
£2995 including original case.

Ramirez 1a 1973.
A classic example in good original condition. Just the normal players marks and un-retouched. Cedar with Indian 660 cms. with arched fingerboard. Dark and round.
Original case £1595

Manouk Papazian 1976
Spruce with Bolivian rosewood. 650 string length 52 nut. This guitar is a fine example of the New York luthier, with his name worked into the hand made rosette. The guitar has been subject to a sensitive restoration by Pablo Requena. The front has been re-polished and the guitar has been re-fretted. One small crack has been repaired. The machines have been replaced. The result is an amazingly sensitive guitar with a sweet, singing tone. The air resonance is F sharp. A chance to obtain a classic top quality guitar in excellent condition. The value should rise in time.
£2995 with case. (Please ask for extensive portfolio of pictures).

Camps 2000 Aura.
An electro-acoustic classical guitar. Cutaway with 21 frets. All solid tone woods with ebony.Top quality spruce top and Indian rosewood body. The guitar has a very slim neck for ease of playing with a light-weight truss rod and ebony back-strip inlay. The Aura system is a premium set up from the Fishman company. A new one costs £1795. This guitar is about 5 years old and has been very well cared for. It has only the smallest of player marks and one minor indentation scratch on one side. It comes with a black hard shell case. Please ask for pictures or come and try it.
£795

Manuel Contreras 1982. 1A.
Canadian cedar/Indian rosewood. Good original condition - just normal players marks. Polish a little faded on arm and leg contact points. Recent re-fret. 650mm. Crisp bold sound. Original case is tatty but still functional!
£1995

Prudencio Saez.
Solid cedar, solid rosewood. Excellent condition. Pretty sound. End of line in perfect condition
£200 + VAT

Camps M10
Fantastic value 'recital' level instrument. French polished top and cocobolo body. Damaged in transit but still sounds amazing. Damage is only cosmetic Normal price £949.
Will accept £699 to clear.

Juan Hernandez 'Maestro' 2009 - Ex demo.
Spruce, cocobolo, 20 frets, raised fretboard. Excellent condition - just one mark. Played in - sweet and strong!
RRP £2800. Will accept £1900 - fantastic bargain for someone!

Jochen Roethel 2004.
Superb spruce/Indian with case in good condition. One of the very best guitars money can buy. £2750 (A new model now costs £6000!) Requena 2007. Exceptionally attractive guitar with mother of pearl rosette, spruce and ziracote body. One repaired crack to the back.
£1995

Juan Hernandez 'Concierto' 2010.
Damaged in transit. Front split but repaired and sounds very well.
£495 to clear?

Camps SP6 2009
Ex demo in good condition. Cedar.
£495

Jose Antonio Fleta replica.
Ex demo model. 2 years old. In good condition. No major marks. Played in and sounding fabulous.
Normal RRP £1599. Now £1100....

Prudencio Saez 28
All solid with rosewood. Slight damage which does not effect the rich sound of this instrument.
Half price bargain at £449 + VAT

Marin Montero 1975
In amazingly good condition. Spruce with Brazilian. Old sound - so sweet. Includes hard shell Hiscox case. Highly desirable and this one has years of wonderful sounds left in her
£2,895

Juan Hernandez 'Profesor' New
Arrived with a small chip to the binding. Sounds as wonderful as it should. Solid German spruce, solid Indian rosewood, ebony, inlaid rose.
Normal price £1059. Reduced to £859

Maestro Ramirez models.
End of line bargains including quality hard cases. Only 1 left.
Half price bargains at £250 + VAT Maestro 'Ramirez ' model in spruce

Juan Hernandez Concierto
AAA cedar top, Indian rosewood body. Hand French polished. Complex bindings. Huge sound yet sophisticated and balanced. Sadly, arrived with a 2 cm dent on the top near the edge (case clip possibly?) and the French polish is not perfect as it may not have been totally dry when put in the case.
Normal RRP with handmade case £2595. Will consider any reasonable offer???? A fantastic sounding concert guitar. Pictures ready to email....

Kohno (Sakurai) Model 'Special' 2010.
Un-played in spotless condition. Spruce with cashew finish. South American hard wood body. A very powerful yet refined concert guitar. Rare in the UK. Look on the internet - silly prices quoted for these instruments. £4500 (no vat) - Free UK delivery including insurance. Pictures available upon request.

Dominique Delarue 1990.
Cedar with Indian rosewood body. In excellent condition for the year. Big round French sound. Very similar to Freiderich in feel and sound. Easy to play.
A lot of guitar for £2850 (no vat).

Camps SP6 Solid cedar with solid Indian rosewood.
Ebony fretboard with truss rod. Above average sound quality. Sadly arrived with minor polish fault to the back. Looks like button marks in the polish.
20% reduction. £572 inc. VAT

Prudencio Saez 28
Solid Cedar with solid Indian rosewood. Ebony fretboard. Ex-demo. End of line. Should be £700. Particularly big sound on this guitar.
Half price £350 + VAT

Sol Maestro model.
Solid spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides. Ebony fingerboard with ebony strip. Abalone rose. Double inlays all round. Highly attractive guitar in good condition - just a few knock marks. No cracks or deep scratches. About 4 years old. With JTL foam case. Cost £190 without case when new. Pictures by request.
£95 (no VAT) - Bargain!


Juan & Alberto Hernandez (2016) Torres model

Spruce
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
Jochen Roethal (2012)

A wonderful concert guitar by the much respected German luthier. Top quality German spruce and Indian rosewood. 650/52. Alessi machines. Modern Hauser school with low body pitch. Very comfortable to play. Excellent condition. Pictures to follow. £3995 SOLD
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. SOLD

Juan Salvador (1990)

Solid German Spruce
Solid Indian Rosewood
Ebony fingerboard and back strip
Indian Rosewood inlays
650mm String length
52mm Nut width
A quality signed artisan guitar in first class condition model 6AR. Hardly played from new. Easy to play with a pleasing warm tone. Purchased new from the Spanish Guitar Studio London with the included gig bag.
£550 SOLD

Stephen Frith (1987) No.40
For those seeking a sweet ruby Hauser style sound-this is it. An old guitar in amazingly fine condition. Hardly a mark and no cracks. Very high quality German spruce and Indian rosewood. 650mm. Thin profile, easy to play mahogany neck. Recently subject to a new nut and saddle by the maker. The original machines by Lansdorfer work very well. Must be played and seen to appreciate. Comes with original hard case.
£1750 SOLD
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)




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. There are on cracks or major scrapes. A top quality sound in the Hauser school.

£2750 including case
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
Federico Sheppard (2015)

Spruce
Satin wood
French Polish
640mm string length
51mm nut width
Action 4.0mm bass 3.0mm treble
Light construction with 8 fan bars
1.5 kg
G body resonance
Gotoh machines with brass plates

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 and this one based on his 1927 Francisco Simplicio. The shell motives inside will be familiar to all those who have made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

This guitar (N0.59) was made in Carrion de los Condes. Sound wise it is sweet, round and balanced as one might expect from the 8 fan strutting favoured by Simplicio's mentor Enrique Garcia. The slightly smaller scale makes this guitar very comfortable to play. There is a crack to the satin wood on one side. This has been expertly repaired by the maker before even leaving his workshop. There are a few small marks to the top the head plate and around the purfling. The price of this guitar reflects its condition. A very fine musical guitar. No wonder such artists such as Pavel Steidl have ordered guitars from Federico Sheppard.
£2500 including a Spanish quality thick rubber case. SOLD
Yulong Guo (2009)
Cedar
Indian rosewood
Lattice construction
Elevated fretboard
Integrated arm rest
640mm string length
51mm nut width

The Chinese luthier Yulong Guo came to guitar making from firstly being a player. His guitars are easy to play and have a generous loud sound. This one is in excellent condition with no cracks or noticeable marks. It comes with a foam semi-hard case also in good condition. His new instruments command a high price these days, making this particular guitar a good buy.
£1,450 SOLD
 

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. SOLD



Sakurai Kohno Professional J.(2011)
 
A mint example.
Spruce 
Jacoranda 
650 string length 52 nut width 
Gotoh machines 
Cashew finish 
In our experience, these are some of the finest concert guitars available today. For musicality, playability, projection, balance and sensitivity under the fingers, hard to beat. One of the best we have played. Also, exceptional value!  
Comes with original hard case. £2995 SOLD


Stephen Hill 1a (1998)
Guitar no.66 made in Lewes East Sussex, England.
A very fine sounding guitar with a low body pitch and balanced tone. Torres fan-brace construction. Italian spruce top, Indian rosewood body with elegant inlay work. The string length is 650 and the nut width 52 mm and is a comfortable guitar to play.The guitar has players marks to the top but no cracks. Hill guitars are now €6000 new. The British luthier has become world famous since moving his workshop to Granada and his guitars are played by many top pro performers. No.66 represents excellent value for money and comes with its original Hiscox case. £2250 SOLD
Pablo Requena (2005)

  • Spruce top
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Handmade pearl rosette
  • 650mm string length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Fustero machines
  • 9 fans struts
  • 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 than £4000. Here is a chance to own a stunning second hand model in used but sound condition. There are a number of marks to the top and the back but no cracks. The polish is a little flat in places.It is very easy guitar to play and rewards one with a classy sweet, balanced sound. Must be tried.The instrument has been checked by Pablo himself who was very pleased to see it again. Hiscox case in good condone save for one tired catch. This guitar will require CITES to send outside EU. Maestoso can arrange this for you. £1795.00 SOLD
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
Martin Fleeson (1978)
German spruce
Indian Rosewood (dark)
French polished
660mm string length
52mm nut width

An opportunity to own a special instrument. This guitar was chosen by its single esteemed owner, concert artiste Neil Smith, directly from the maker. Neil has now retired and he wishes the guitar to be played daily by another musician. Neil has never had cause to change his guitar, as this instrument is acknowledged as one the best sounding Martin Fleeson guitars made. This instrument prompted many other players of the time to order from the Nantwich workshops in Cheshire. The guitar has had a recent re-fret, repairs to the back (splits) and re-polished neck. The original French polish is worn in places and there are many marks to the top. This could be re-polished too, but for the sake of the exceptional sound it is best left. Playing this guitar is indeed magic, the tone is sweet yet strong and very well balanced across all registers. The recent work carried out by Stephen Frith ensures many further years of musical life. One for the musician who puts sound above looks! The guitar comes with its original Hiscox case and a Neil Smith CD recording made on the instrument. Must be played to appreciate. Full set of pictures available.
£2,500 SOLD
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 SOLD
Federico Sheppard (2016)
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, will be familiar to those who have made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.






Pablo Requena (2005)
Lewis England. Cedar top with dark Brazilian rosewood body of exceptional beauty (no cracks). Original Fustero machines. 650 cm 52 mm nut. The rosette is made with mother of pearl inlays. This guitar was made in the Lewis workshop in Sussex and sold from there by the maker. Pablo, originally from Malaga Spain, has become recognised as a leading luthier.
The guitar shows some age with numerous marks to the top and faded patches to the polish. The sound is mature, round and big. An easy and comfortable guitar to play. The new owner might consider having the top re-polished? If so, we can arrange this with Pablo.
Priced according to present condition. Includes original Hiscox hard case.
£1595 SOLD

Prudencio Saez 
Valencia Spain
A 'Requinto'. Solid spruce. Solid Indian rosewood. Ebony fingerboard. Nitro varnish. 54.5 cms string length. 52 mm nut. Highly attractive oval rose. A pro- level instrument usually tuned to 'A' giving a higher range for guitar ensembles.Originally sold by MM in 2010 to a guitar quartet, now sadly disbanded.
The condition is excellent. Two minor knocks almost insignificant otherwise mint - not even nail marks! These are also popular instruments as travel rehearsal guitars. No case - but can advise.
£495





Stephen Eden 2011
Hastings England.
Spruce with Indian rosewood. 650 cms. An almost mint example of this young British luthier who is justly becoming famous. 
The guitar is very comfortable to play (being light weight with a superb neck) and has a balanced refined musical tone. Quite a quick attack with a creamy depth. Projects well. Comes with hard case.
£1895 SOLD
Salvador Castillo (2010)
A fine sounding flamenco guitar from the Mexican maker Castillo No.306.
The guitar is constructed from fine German spruce and Cyprus.
The tuning pegs are in fact mechanical and work very well.
The nut is 52mm and the string length 660mm.
The instrument sounds exceptionally well with the capo on the 2nd fret and is of professional quality.
£1195 with quality hard case SOLD
Stephen Eden (2010)
Spruce
Indian Rosewood
Maple inlays and back strip
Fan struts
Alessi machine heads
French polished
650mm string length
51mm nut width

Stephen Eden is one of the best known young English luthiers to emerge in the past decade. More information - www.edenguitars.co.uk This guitar was made in his workshop in Ringmer Sussex. This is a typically well balanced clear creamy spruce guitar and is responsive to touch. It is easy to play. The condition is structurally sound with no cracks or major knocks. However, there are a number of minor marks to the top, button indents to the back and nail marks to the back of the neck. Comes with original black case.
New 1a models are now £3600.
Good value at £1695. SOLD
Camps M10 (2011)
A fine example of this attractive model by Guitarras Camps (Girona Spain).
The guitar has a good quality cedar top, ebony fret board with ebony back strip, cedar neck and a cocobolo double laminated body (matching inside). This gives the M10 punch and power, often associated with more expensive guitars. As with most Camps guitars, there is a two way truss rod (making the neck self adjustable action). Currently the action is 4.5 and 3.5 giving plenty of power yet easy to play. The finish is a fine nitro glaze. The string length is 650mm and the nut width 52mm.

The instrument is in good all-round condition with just minor marks as one expects from a guitar this age.
The M10 has a nail guard fitted as standard plus a string guard behind the bridge.
Price includes a black hard case with straps. This guitar new has RRP of £890 without a hard case. £499 SOLD 
PABLO DE LA CRUZ
Sitka spruce
Indian rosewood
French polished
Fustero Machines with black plates
650mm strong length
52mm nut width
Highly attractive inlay wood work.
The sound is warm and particularly even.
Pablo de la Cruz was both in Madrid in 1927 and made his first guitar in 1965. 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 with it's original Hiscox case. £899 SOLD

Dieter Hopf (1980)

Taumusstein Germany. Aged Spruce with Brazilian rosewood body. 650 cms. A guitar in exceptional condition for it's age. The original 'Artista' model with a huge sound.
Due to the instruments maturity, it has a refined, elegant and subtle variety of tone - surprisingly clean attack and easy to play. Comes with original documents and hard case. A guitar of genuine distinction.
£1750 SOLD
Vicente Camacho (1988)
Madrid Spain. Spruce top with Indian rosewood body.
Original Fustero machines. 655cm string length. 52mm nut.  Excellent set up and easy to play. This guitar benefits from a recent re-fret and sounds very clean with a sparkling even sound. Save for two accidental knocks, one to the top and one to the side and some loss of nitro polish to one edging, the condition is good for a guitar this age. No cracks. Vicente Camacho was born in Madrid in 1928 and originally (like so many luthiers) trained as a cabinet maker. He apprenticed under Modesto Borreguero (one of the workers in the Manuel Ramirez shop, along with Santos Hernandez and Domingo Esteso) from 1952 to 1960. He set up his own shop at calle Amparo, 3 Madrid in 1960.
Represents good value at £1250 including a Hiscox hard case. SOLD



Rafael Romero (2006) Model E

Cadiz-Spain
German spruce french polished top. Indian rosewood back and sides (lacquered). Traditional Spanish sound with good sustain. Some players marks but otherwise in good condition. Excellent set up - ready to go. Hiscox hard case.
£1300 SOLD
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
Altamira N300CE Electro Acoustic with Fishman Tune
Ex demo cutaway model used at shows and displayed at a shop. Two years old. Has some minor knocks to the body. No cracks. Sounds lovely and is now just played in! Fishman pick-up with electronic tuner.
Excellent small gig guitar.
Solid cedar top
Indian rosewood bindings
650mm string length
51mm nut
RRP £495
Half price bargain £245 SOLD
Juan Hernandez 'Romance' 2013
A very crisp example of this hand made signed guitar. Only two years old and really showing no sign of use at all! Quality cedar top with attractive flared grain, Madagascar rosewood body, fine detail work to inlays and headstock. Nitro varnish finish. Sweet, clear bold sound. 650 mm string length. 52 mm nut width. Comes with hand made traditional style Spanish case, also in unused condition! This guitar retails new for over £2500. Mint condition.
£1395 SOLD


Gabriel Lodi (2010)

Made in Modena Italy. Gabriel Lodi is best known for his excellent restoration work to ancient instruments. However, he produces a small number of original guitars each year.

This one is inspired by work on the French luthier Robert Bouchet.

German Spruce. Indian Rosewood body. Alessi machines. Bouchet construction. Low body pitch (cusp of F sharp to G) gives this instrument a very classy sound. The ruby bass supports a crystal clear creamy treble. The guitar projects very well in the concert hall. 650 cms. There is a repaired crack to the Brazilian back but it is too small to picture. It is stable and secure. This is a very special guitar and would suit the right professional player. Only on sale due to new arrival. Includes hard case. Trying this fine guitar is essential. POA SOLD



Edward B Jones (1981)
Oxford England. Spruce top with dark Indian rosewood body.
Original Rubner machines. 650 cms. This guitar was made just after EB Jones left the Rubio workshop and is dedicated to David Rubio on the label. The guitar was owned by the RAM in London before the last owner. This is a top quality sounding guitar with a firm round bass and creamy trebles. It has been played a lot which contributes to its musical sensitivity. The guitar shows some age with numerous marks to the top and faded patches to the polish. There are two repaired cracks (by Jones) to the back. A guitar for a player wanting a top sound from a top maker rather than a collector. Priced according to condition and includes original hard case.
Full set of pictures available.
£1795 SOLD

Jose Ramirez 1 1905
A guitar of historical importance. It was Jose Ramirez (1858-1923) who taught his bother Manual Ramirez and his son Jose Ramirez 11. The family name is now of course legendary. Jose 1 also taught Enrique Garcia.
This guitar is in exceptional condition. You will not see another the same as it was probably a one off commission. It has the most wonderful bespoke Grecian rosette, spruce sound board and flamed maple body. The head is decorated with a delicate inlay between ebony pegs. The contraction is with nine fan braces. Despite the age of the guitar, there are only two small cracks to the top and one to the back. They have been expertly repaired. The guitar has a 650 mm string length and a narrow nut width of 49 mm. The sound is sweet, even and clear. It comes with a handmade Kingham case. SOLD