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ESTEVE
ESTEVE Model 11 - Cedar EM11C $995.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: June 12 2017  Spain. Solid cedar fan braced soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony reinforced neck, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, lacquer finish. Originally sold by our shop, and traded in for an upgrade. This one is a great value at only $995. New models are nearly twice that at $1,925. Great sound for the price. Some normal signs of use and a couple of minor string burns, nothing very obvious. Structurally in perfect condition. Pro quality double arched wood frame TKL model 9100 case included.
LOCKE, JEREMY
JEREMY LOCKE - 2001 - Cedar and Tasmanian Myrtle JLCFTM2001 $3000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: June 8 2017  2001 Australia. Solid cedar soundboard, fan braced, figured Tasmanian myrtle back and sides, arched back, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut width, Gilbert tuners, 20th fret, fretboard edge markers at 5, 7, 15. The florid figuration on the back and sides of this guitar makes it a work of art. As lovely to look at as to play. The sound keeps right up with the appearance, and is far more than to be expected at this price point. Deep lush basses and clear balanced trebles with projection easily capable of performance. One repaired crack alongside the fingerboard on the bass side which occurred years ago shortly after delivery to the sole owner. Noticeable only in proper lighting. A well educated guitar which earned a masters degree!
HILL GUITAR COMPANY
HILL GUITAR COMPANY - Signature - Cedar Doubletop - 2009 HGCSC2009 $5000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: June 7 2017  2009, USA. Cedar/Nomex/Spruce doubletop fan braced soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, Ruck style soundports, raised fingerboard, french polished shellac finish, 650 mm. scale, 51 mm. nut, Sloan "Stippled" tuners with ebony buttons, truss rod. The "double top" as practiced by Dammann, Wagner, and others is a sandwich of Nomex, an ultra light cell structure, between two thin layers of cedar and spruce. This makes an extremely light sound board, but is also quite stiff, in a good way. Outwardly it appears just like a normal cedar sound board. The guitar is braced fairly traditionally, with a pattern similar to Miguel Rodriguez. The result is an instrument with outstanding projection. The tone is extremely attractive, sweet and full, with a pleasing hint of sparkle. This is a fabulous instrument by any definition, a compelling combination of beauty and power. The Ruck style sound ports also ensure that the guitar impresses the player as much as the audience. This guitar is structurally in perfect condition. Some signs of use have it priced at only $5,000.
SIGURDSON, JEFF
JEFF SIGURDSON - Cedar Doubletop & Indian - 2016 JS499 $5500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: May 23 2017  2016, Canada. Cedar and balsa fan braced doubletop, Indian rosewood back and sides, sound port upper bout bass side, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut width, 20th fret, 12 hole tieblock, compensated nut and saddle, french polished finish, small dot fret markers on edge of fingerboard at 5, 7, 10, 12, 15; Gotoh premium tuners with ebony buttons. This doubletop produces a rich and warm tone that is smooth and focused. The bell-like sound is traditional and expressively musical. Great sustain, and excellent volume.
SIGURDSON, JEFF
JEFF SIGURDSON - FRIEDERICH MODEL - Cedar & Indian - 2016 JS494 $5000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: May 23 2017  2016, Canada, #494. Solid cedar soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut width, slightly radiused fingerboard, high C fret, 12 hole tieblock, compensated nut and saddle, french polished finish, small dot fretmarkers on edgoe of fingerboard at 5, 7, 10, 12; Gotoh premium tuners with ebony buttons. Inspired by the master French luthier Daniel Frederich. This guitar arrived strung with Savarez Cantiga/Alliance strings. The tone is very well graduated from a deeply resonant 6th string bass timbre, that gradually brightens to responsive bright and clear trebles. The polyphonic qualities of the music are enhanced by the clarity and separation that results. Excellent projection and volume, suitable for a hall. This luthier achieved what he was after. Very slight signs of use, a smudge on the headstock from a clamp on tuner.
KOHNO, MASARU
KOHNO Model 20 - 1972 - Ronn McFarlane K20SSARM1972 $2900.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 25 2017  1972, Japan. Grammy-nominated lutenist, Ronn McFarlane was the sole owner of this guitar, which he used to earn a bachelors degree, before concentrating on the lute exclusively. http://www.ronnmcfarlane.com The guitar has been in storage since 1978. Spruce soundboard, SA rosewood back and sides, 660 mm scale, 53 mm nut, small dot 7th fret marker, mahogany neck with double ebony reinforcement, lacquer finish. Masaru Kohno built guitars to last, and this instrument is still as structurally sound as the day it came off his work bench. Although the maker was highly regarded, Ronn says the sound is what sold him on it. Excellent projection and perfectly balanced, with a tone that is full and refined; very smooth with pristine clarity. Many years of music are yet to be had with this guitar. Ronn recalls playing it for 10 to 11 hours per day. As you may imagine, there are signs of use, but nothing serious. The tuners are mismatched since one on the bass side failed, so those were replaced with 3 individual tuners (see photos). Expected fret wear, however the finish, being lacquer has held up extremely well. There is a hazy ring about 1 1/2 in. in diameter on the soundboard next to the first string. The finish in the middle of the ring matches the rest of the finish, and I cannot figure out what this ring could be. It looks like it could be rubbed off, but I have not been able to do so. See the photo which makes it look worse than it is since I did my best today to get the light on it so it would show up. In person, if the light is not on it at the right angle, it does not show up.
GUTMEIER, ROSS
ROSS GUTMEIER - Cedar & Mahogany - 2005 RGCM2005 $3500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 21 2017  2005, USA. Solid wood cedar soundboard, flame mahogany back and sides, french polished shellac finish, Schaller Hauser style tuners, 650 mm. scale, 53 mm. nut, 12 hole tieblock, abalone tieblock inlay. Very resonant bass end, and the trebles keep up perfectly. This is a warm and responsive cedar instrument with a velvety, round timbre. Excellent projection. Structurally sound with no concave dip between the soundhole and the bridge. Some finish wear on the upper bout of the back, see photo. Other minor signs of use. A fine working instrument that earned a masters degree.
BRESLIN, LARRY
LARRY BRESLIN - Cedar and Indian - 2014 LBCI2014 $3500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 21 2017  2014, USA. Solid fan braced cedar soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut width, 16 mm raised fingerboard, Gotoh premium tuners, french polished shellac finish, transparent protective strip behind bridge, elegant centerstripe in the back. Excellent sound and workmanship at this price point. Playability is enhanced with this raised fingerboard which is high enough to make a difference playing above the 12th fret. Slightly radiused fingerboard makes barres effortless. Well balanced and full toned.
DAILY, DAVID
DAVID DAILY - Cedar and Indian - 1999 DDCI1999-2 $5000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 19 2017  USA. Cedar soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut, 20th fret, french polished shellac finish, Gotoh premium tuners. A beautiful, clear and distinct cedar sound with ideal balance and great projection. Dailys cedar sound has always leaned to the middle of the tone color spectrum. Therefore a solid bass supports, without overwhelming, the singing trebles. A very musical sound with plenty of volume. Daily guitars have been heard on the concert stage played by Scott Tennant, Andrew York, Ernesto Tamayo, and Alieksay Vianna. This particular guitar was used by Ernesto Tamayo for many concerts. The finish shows wear in the usual places, and only slight signs of use otherwise. Two clear self-adhesive vinyl pieces are on the sides which were used for guitar support suction cup placement. This guitar was been well cared for, has no cracks, and the neck angle remains perfect.
CONTRERAS, MANUEL
MANUEL CONTRERAS - Flamenco - 1973 MCFSC73 $4500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 19 2017  1973, Spain. Spruce soundboard, cypress back and sides, peg tuners, golpeador, 657 scale, 51 mm nut width, lacquer finish. A wide palette of tone colors allows this guitar to sing or deliver percussive rhythms. The bass has surprising depth for a spruce and cypress guitar, with expertly balanced trebles. Volume is excellent. It appears that this instrument was used very lightly. No rasgueado marks, and it takes a hard look to reveal just a few light fingernail impressions. Structurally the guitar looks as if it just came off Contreras work bench; the neck is in perfect condition, and the soundboard is not caving at all. No cracks that I can see. The finish on the soundboard has a beautiful golden patina. Vintage and collectable.
BYERS, GREGORY
GREGORY BYERS - Cedar and Indian - 2014 BGBCI2014 $10500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 19 2017  2014, USA. Solid cedar soundboard, lattice braced, Indian rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, 20 mm raised fingerboard, high C fret, small dot fret markers at VII and XII, 12 hole tieblock, compensated bridge and nut, V headstock joint, Sloan "stippled" tuners with ebony buttons. Byers continues to refine his instruments. Compared to the previous lattice braced cedar we received in 2013, the tone of this one is smoother yet and rounder in the trebles, with bell-like clarity. The basses have a robust true bass timbre, and overall there is a perfectly graduated balance of tone from string to string. Very even with plenty of projection for any hall. Byers guitars excell not only in sound and ease of playing, but the exquisite craftsmanship makes them works of visual art. This instrument has a unifying wheat motif on the headstock, rosette, tieblock cap, and back centerseam.
OLEARY, MICHAEL
MICHAEL 0LEARY - 2011 - Cedar and SA Rosewood MOLCSA2011 $9500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 19 2017  2011, Ireland, #163. Lattice braced solid cedar soundboard, arched SA rosewood back and sides, arched back, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, Rodgers tuners designed for OLeary, 20th fret, 12 hole tieblock, dot fret markers at 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17; lacquer back and sides, french polished soundboard, "V" headstock joint. Sharon Isbin, David Russell, and Berta Rojas all play OLeary guitars. This tone is brilliant and ringing. On the bright side for cedar, which accounts for the sparkling clarity. Obviously the projection is superior, as suits the needs of the above mentioned concert artists. Great balance, and nothing but superlatives. Excellent condition with some signs of use.
ROMERO, PEPE
PEPE ROMERO - Spruce and Indian - 2000 RPRSI2000 $4000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 19 2017  2000, USA, #19. Solid German spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, 12 hole tieblock, french polished finish, slightly smaller body size - upper bout 10 3/4", lower bout 14 1/4 ", very comfortable to hold. This luthier is the son of the famous guitarist, Pepe Romero. The guitar has been played in concert by Pepe, Lito Romero, and Angel Romero. It appears on the cover of Angels "Bella" recording. Romero had the opportunity to study lutherie with J. L. Romanillos, Miguel Rodriguez, Dake Traphagen, and others. Consequently, early on, his guitars were of a very high quality. This instrument is an outstanding guitar. All the qualities of clarity, separation, projection and balance are exquisite. This is one loud spruce instrument with a smooth, full toned voice. The above mentioned artists who played this guitar in concert were not simply doing a relative a favor. The instrument delivers a great sound for a concert hall. Very slight signs of use, excellent condition.
DAILY, DAVID
DAVID DAILY - Cedar and SA Rosewood - 2005 DDCSA2005 $5500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 18 2017  2005, USA. Cedar soundboard, dark old growth flame figured SA rosewood back and sides, 650 mm scale, 52 mm. nut, Gotoh tuners, french polished shellac finish, high C fret. Dailys cedar sound is very bright and clear, not loose and booming. This guitar makes a bold statement, very assertive, with sparkling reverberant overtones. The tone is almost that of a well played spruce, considering the clarity, with the warmth of cedar filling it out. The SA back and sides are dark, rich, and stunning. The center of the back has figuration similar to flame maple, or flame mahogany. This is Daily at his fully matured art of lutherie. There are some unfortunate signs of use on the soundboard, and two closed bookmatched hairline cracks in the back, some finish wear. Otherwise structurally sound, and easily playable.
HILHORST, JEROEN
JEROEN HILHORST - Spruce and Indian - 2006 JHSI2006 $4000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 18 2017  2006, The Netherlands. European spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard, ebony reinforced mahogany neck, 17 mm elevated fingerboard, arm rest, 12 hole tieblock, 20th fret, Sloan stippled tuners with ebony buttons, acrylic varnish finish, 54 mm nut with 43mm string spacing, 650 mm scale. Hilhorst developed a unique bracing to keep the string energy focused in the soundboard without dissipating throughout the rest of the instrument. The result is a powerful spruce sound with quick response and extended sustain. The sound is balanced and even with basses that carry plenty of warmth and trebles with a lively sparkle. Thanks to the elevated fingerboard access above the 12th fret is very easy. The arm rest adds comfort for the left forearm, and prevents damping vibrations of the sound board. This is an easy guitar to play. The 54 mm. nut width actually plays like 52 mm since the actual string spacing is the same as most 52 mm nuts. Good condition. String burns behind bridge at 1st and 2nd. Some unfortunate scratches in the Indian rosewood side at the waist on the treble side where the guitar rests on your leg, some other minor signs of use. Hiscox case.
DAILY, DAVID
DAVID DAILY - Cedar and Cocobola - 2003 DDCCS2003 $5000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 18 2017  2003, USA. Solid cedar soundboard, fan braced, cocobola back and sides with florid figuration, 650 mm scale, 52 mm nut width, 20th fret, gold Sloan "stippled" tuners, french polished finish. Dailys cedar sound is always on the bright side, thus it has the fullness expected from that wood with a near spruce-like clarity. More than enough projection for a concert hall. Daily guitars have been heard on the concert stage played by Scott Tennant, Andrew York, Ernesto Tamayo, and Alieksay Vianna. The soundboard was recently refinished and a hairline crack repaired between the bridge and the end of the guitar, now unnoticeable if you did not know about it. Some slight signs of use. A great sounding instrument with beautiful woods.
ALMEIJENDA
ARIEL AMEIJENDA - SPRUCE & MAPLE - 2007 AASM2007 $3500.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 6 2017  2007, Uruguay. Spruce soundboard, flame maple back and sides, french polished shellac finish, 650 mm. scale, 51 mm. nut. One of the most beautiful guitars in our shop, the workmanship is exquisite, with very tasteful use of maple in the back, sides, and binding. Well balanced spruce sound with good projection and a full tone.
GUTMEIER, ROSS
ROSS GUTMEIER - 640 - Spruce and SA Rosewood - 2016 RGSSA2016 $9000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: April 5 2017  2016, USA. Solid spruce fan braced soundboard, SA rosewood back and sides, 640 scale, 52 mm nut width, french polished finish, 12 hole tieblock, small dot fret markers on side of fingerboard at 5,7,9,12 and under the first string at 17, high C fret, Gotoh premium tuners. This guitar was inspired by Gutmeiers restoration of a Santos Hernandez whose guitars are prized for their distinctive lush tone. Rather than a slavish copy, it incorporates innovations Gutmeier has developed, coupled with Santos Hernandez construction techniques. The result is an instrument with a gorgeous, bell-like tone that projects exceptionally well, in effect, a vintage sound with more powerful. Gutmeier guitars are known to be easy under the left hand, and the 640 scale makes notes fly beneath the fingertips. The SA rosewood back and sides are a high quality, very dark set, hence a little difficult to photo in order to bring out the beauty of the grain patterns.
BRUNE, RICHARD
RICHARD BRUNE - Model 30-C - Cedar & Indian RB30CCI $1200.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: January 23 2017  Circa 1996, Japan. Richard Brune is one of the most notable luthiers in the USA, and an authority on guitar history and construction techniques as practiced through the ages. This model was designed by him, and constructed with his label by the Asturias shop in Japan. At the time the Asturias shop was well known for its very high quality advanced student guitars, and the currency exchange rates made this arrangement economically feasible. New, this guitar sold for about $3,000. Solid cedar fan braced soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, 52 mm nut, 650 mm scale, lacquer finish. Good solid cedar sound, with better than expected projection and tone at this price point. Expertly repaired crack in soundboard at bass side of bridge, other signs of use. Thank the imperfections for the low price on this worthy instrument, the sound of which beats the competition at this price point.
ROMPRE, JEAN
JEAN ROMPRE - Cedar and Indian - 2014 JRCIR2014 $10000.00
(Click on image for more pictures) Date entered: October 4 2016  2014, Canada, #147. Solid cedar soundboard fan braced with wood and carbon fiber, Indian rosewood back and sides, braceless arched back, 650 mm scale, 51 mm nut width, 18 mm raised fingerboard, Rodgers tuners with black pearl buttons, slight tornavoz shape at sound hole, slightly radiused fingerboard, 20th fret, compensated nut and saddle, 12 hole tieblock, raised V headstock joint, Hiscox case. Exquisite workmanship in very beautiful instrument with an elegant relieved headstock design adorned with Rodgers tuners. The sound is as bold as the appearance, live and responsive. This is one very loud guitar. Huge sounding is not an exaggeration. The tone is on the bright side for cedar, getting close to spruce, so the clarity is precise with full toned fundamentals. Well balanced across the fingerboard, and from one end to the other. Some stray fingernail marks on the soundboard.
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