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George Stevens: England

New 7 Course Renaissance Lute in G

New 7 course renaissance lute in G after Venere, Bologna, made by George Stevens.

59.5cm scale length, overall length 73cm, width of body at widest point 30.5cm

Spruce soundboard with hand carved rose; back in striped English cherry with pearwood lines between; neck, pegbox and bridge in English sycamore; plumwood pegs; fingerboard, points, bridge-cap and soundboard half-edging in pearwood.
Kingham MTM case included.

For Sale Now at: www.gstevensluthier.co.uk
For more information and pictures please contact the seller directly: info@gstevensluthier.co.uk
# 01GS


ú 3'500.00
(pounds sterling)
Early Musical Instruments, Renaissance Lute by George StevensEarly Musical Instruments, Renaissance Lute by George StevensEarly Musical Instruments, Renaissance Lute by George Stevens

Greg Smallman: Australia

Concert Classical Guitar dated 1989

Year - 1989, scale - 650 mm, sound board - Red cedar top, with lattice bracing composed of balsa and carbon fiber, back and sides - South American rosewood, arched, neck - Spanish cedar, neck width at the nut _ 52 mm, bridge - rosewood, binger board - African ebony, overall length - 995 mm, body length - 482 mm, body width: upper bout - 276 mm, middle bout - 240 mm, lower bout - 364 mm, body depth - 100 mm

Condition: The neck and body are near mint condition while the top shows some very superficial playing wear, amazing for a 24 years old concert guitar.

The construction of this guitar is impeccable and produces an instrument that is really quite loud and projects very well while maintaining tonal balance, fullness and warmth. Smallman guitars from the late 80's and early 90's are the most sought after.

Many top classical artists have used Smallman guitars, with John Williams one of the most famous This particular instrument was made for concertist Julian Byzantine who used it on numerous concerts and records.

For Sale Now
For more information and pictures please contact the seller directly: contact@romantic-guitars.com
# 07MS


US$ 30'000.00
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Greg SmallmanEarly Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Greg SmallmanEarly Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignacio Fleta

Gibson L-00: Kalamazoo, USA

Acoustic Steelstring Guitar 1943-44

Perfect original playable condition with an amazing sound. No cracks or repairs at all.

For Sale Now
For more information and pictures please contact the seller directly: brogger@guitarbygger.dk
# 11KB


US$ 4'400.00
Early Musical Instruments, Acoustic Guitar by Gibson L-00Early Musical Instruments, Acoustic Guitar by Gibson L-00hEarly Musical Instruments, Acoustic Guitar by Gibson L-00



Reference Guide

Daniel Friedrich: Paris, France

Concert Classical Guitar dated 1967
Daniel Friederich 1967 Recital model, string length : 65cm. Cedar top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Perfect playing condition.
Early Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Daniel FriedrichEarly Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Daniel FriedrichEarly Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Daniel Friedrich

JosÚ Ramirez: Madrid - Spain

8-String Classical Guitar dated 1971
8-string master concert model, bearing the original label: Constructor De Guitarras, JosÚ Ramirez, Concepcion Jeronima No 2, Madrid, 1971, classe 1a n░4746, red cedar top, breathtaking Brazilian rosewood back and sides, scale 66.5 cm, nut 7 cm, original capo and case.
Early Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez

Ignacio Fleta: Barcelona - Spain

Concert Guitar, dated 1996
Ignacio Fleta 1996
Perfect condition - as when it left the workshop. Cedar soundboard. Indian rosewood back and sides.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignacio Fleta dated 1996Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignacio Fleta dated 1996Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignacio Fleta dated 1996Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignacio Fleta dated 1996

Syrian Luthier, Damascus - Syria

Antique Oud dated 1925-26
A very nice 6 course (12 strings) Oud bearing the original maker's label written in Arabic stating the name of the Syrian luthier, the city of Damascus and the islamic year 1344 (1925-1926). Top with 1 large and 2 small soundholes with rosette, 4 unrepaired hairline cracks, round back with 15 ribs interspersed with different kind of wood stripes (some seams open), neck made of different kinds of wood, fretless fingerboard inlaid with wooden ornaments, head with 12 original pegs.

Measurements: - total length 83 cm - scale 64 cm - body length 52 cm - width 37.2 cm - diam. rosette large 11.4 cm - diam. rosette small 3.8 cm - body depth 22 cm - head 23 cm
Early Musical Instruments, antique Oud by a Syrian Maker dated 1925-26Early Musical Instruments, antique Oud by a Syrian Maker dated 1925-26Early Musical Instruments, antique Oud by a Syrian Maker dated 1925-26

Allan Beardsell: Winnipeg, Manitoba - Canada

Custom Hybrid Jazz Guitar
Powerful Allan Beardsell 4 G custom guitar with premium options: Mastergrade Sitka spruce, bigleaf quilted maple. As expected with a guitar from one of the most inventive guitar builder's in the world, this 4 G is a piece of art with fantastic playability, beautiful sonority and the looks beyond the millions of boring guitars. This 4 G is used and has some nail marks and one dent in the top, otherwise in very good condition. The neck is perfectly straight and the action low.

Here a few words from Allan Beardsell about his 4 G:

"The 4G is the latest variant of the 4A, my original design for the side-ported guitar. The G guitars have a deeper body, wider waist and laminated "platform" sides, plus all the usual features offered on my acoustic guitars. The 17" body offers a full range of sonic possibilities.
When I was playing acoustic guitars in clubs and auditoriums I would be playing behind singers, and sometimes with larger bands, going between fingerstyles and flatpicking. I was having a hell of a time hearing the guitar as a dynamic voice. When I was hearing only the electronic foldback in the monitor I would end up playing as hard as possible all the time just to feel present in the mix on top of the compressed character of the pick up. It meant my playing suffered and I broke a lot of strings. This got me thinking about projection and volume, resonance and how these things define the way we interact with, respond and use a musical instrument, especially these days when amplification is virtually a given. I wanted to figure out how to create a situation where the instrument speaks to the player first, with all the dynamic of an acoustic performance -- that's where the side ports come in."
Early Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Allan BeardsellEarly Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Allan BeardsellEarly Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Allan BeardsellEarly Musical Instruments, Custom Guitar by Allan Beardsell

Valeriano Bernal: Cadiz - Spain

Flamenco Negra Guitar, dated 1999
Valeriano Bernal 1999
Hand made in southern Spain by Valeriano Bernal. I purchased this guitar from the maker himself in 1999 at his workshop in Cadiz, Spain. It was his top of the line guitar at that time. The back and sides are made from special quality rosewood, the top is German spruce, I believe the fretboard is ebony. The piece is signed, numbered and dated. I still have the original receipt. Comes with the maker's standard hard shell case.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Valeriano Bernal dated 1999Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Valeriano Bernal dated 1999Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Valeriano Bernal dated 1999Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Valeriano Bernal dated 1999

Francisco Simplicio: Barcelona - Spain

Concert Guitar, dated 1931
Francisco Simplicio, Barcelona, Spain 1931
Perfect condition - no cracks - almost as when it left the workshop. Spruce soundboard. Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Original French polish.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Francisco Simplicio dated 1931Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Francisco Simplicio dated 1931Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Francisco Simplicio dated 1931Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Francisco Simplicio dated 1931

JosÚ Ramirez: Madrid - Spain

Concert Guitar, dated 1972
JosÚ Ramirez 1A 1972
Perfect condition - as when it left the workshop. Cedar soundboard. Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972

Oskar Graf: Ontario - Canada

Custom Steel String Guitar with Wide Neck, dated 1994
Rare custom made hybrid classical steel string guitar with cutaway, bearing the original label and singnature: Oskar Graf Luthier, 9/1994, Clarendon, Ontario, Canada.

The neck is made for a classical guitar player 4.8 cm (1 7/8 inches) at the nut, but also radiused like a jazz guitar. There are 2 nuts, # 1 at 3.7 cm (1 7/16 inches) string spacing and # 2 at 3.9 cm (1 8/16 inches). The scale is 65 cm ( 25 9/16 inches). Perfect straight neck with trussrod and ebony bound fingerboard which is fitted with jumbo frets that show some wear, but no fret notching. The Brazilian rosewood for the back and sides are of the highest grade and came from an old stack in London. The back has 3 tiny hairline cracks at the bottom (closed and firm), which where there when we chose the set, and where treated by Oskar before building the guitar. The tight grain cedar top shows some light playing wear and the outline of a guitar top protector which was on it for some time, but has been removed. Now the most important point, the sound. very loud, on the dark side, lots of midrange, endless sustain, unreal sonority, it actually sings like a bird. Every string is the same including the G and all the way up to the very end of the fingerboard. The action is set at 2 and 3 mm, and that is as low as can be, not because of the neck or the saddle (4mm left in the middle), but because the strings vibrate so much, that it would buzz if lowered. The neck is so comfortable, that I am even able to play Villa Lobos' Chorus no 5 with this steel string guitar without difficulties. The original hardcase is included.

Measurements: - total length 98 cm - scale 65 cm - body length 49 cm - upper bout 29 cm - middle bout 23 cm - lower bout 37 cm - lowest rim 9.2 cm - highest rim 10.4 cm - nut 4.8 cm
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Oskar Graf dated 1994Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Oskar Graf dated 1994Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Oskar Graf dated 1994Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Oskar Graf dated 1994Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Oskar Graf dated 1994

JosÚ Ramirez: Madrid - Spain

Concert Guitar, dated 1985
JosÚ Ramirez 1A 1985
Very good condition. Fully playable. Some minor wear where the right arms rests.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1985Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1985Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1985Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1985

Marcelino Lopez: Madrid - Spain

Spanish Classical Guitar dated 2007
This rare model called Hernandez y Aguado by Marcelino Lopez bears the original signed label: Marcelino Lopez, Luthier, No 953, Ano 2007, Madrid. Also stamped below the heel H A. Cedar top with very light playing wear, Indian Rosewood back and sides, good straight mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard and good brass frets, carved Hernandez y Aguado head. The sound of an old time Spanish guitar but very loud and good midrange and unusual soft tone for such a powerfull guitar. The action is a little bit low for a guitar with that volume (3mm/4mm). A professional player with strong hands will need a higher saddle. Original hardcase included.

According to Lopez himself, he was asked by Hernandez in 1971 to build a guitar for him, who was very pleased with it and ordered more and more. After some time Hernandez asked Lopez to build an exact copy of his own guitar (the original Hernandez y Aguado guitar) which is what he did after quite some time of examining this guitar. Hernandez was extremely pleased with it. From 1971 until Hernandez died, Lopez built 30 guitars for him.

This guitar is a copy of that Hernandez y Aguado model Marcelino Lopez built for Hernandez, therefore the stamp inside: H A. They are built to order with a price tag of over 8000 Euros.

Measurements: - total length 99 cm - scale 65 cm - body length 48.5 cm - upper bout 27.3 cm - middle bout 23.7 cm - lower bout 36.3 cm - lowest rim 9 cm - highest rim 9.5 cm - nut 5.3 cm
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Marcelino Lopez dated 2007Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Marcelino Lopez dated 2007Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Marcelino Lopez dated 2007

JosÚ Ramirez: Madrid - Spain 10-string master concert model, bearing the original label: Constructor De Guitarras, JosÚ Ramirez, Concepcion Jeronima No 2, 1882 Madrid, 1972, clase 1a, top stamped inside near the neck #2 which stands for the Luthier Cayetano Alvarez Luna (according to the information provided by The Guitar Salon). Solid red cedar top with a nearly invisible professionally repaired hairline crack from the bridge to the lower rim, absolutely breathtaking Brazilian rosewood back and sides of a stunning chocolate color with rich and dramatic 'spider webbing', even more surprisingly there are no cracks or checks in the wood, a "Segovia" style cypress double inner side veneer, very good straight mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with good frets, very good action, plays easy, the lacquer still has the appearance of a new guitar with only a few nail marks near the treble side, scale 67 cm, nut 8.5 cm, original capo and case. Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by JosÚ Ramirez dated 1972
Spanish Classical Guitar dated 1972
Ignazio Fleta: Barcelona - Spain A 1961 Ignacio Fleta made by Ignacio Fleta Sr in perfect condition.
Model: Ignacio Fleta Concert Classical guitar
Top: German spruce
Back and Sides: Indian rosewood
Scale: 650mm
Nut: 52mm
Finish: French polish
Tuners: Fleta
Country: Spain

Year: 1961
Number: 242
Condition: Perfect condition.
Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignazio Fleta dated 1961Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Ignazio Fleta dated 1961
Spanish Classical Guitar dated 1961
Conde Hermanos, Vda. y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso: Madrid - Spain An early example of a large 67 cm scale guitar made by the Conde Hermanos. Dark solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides with tight straight grain. Spruce top. Part of the label was removed, when the center strip was replaced. The label is dated 1956, and if complete would read: Vda. y Sobrinos de Domingo Esteso, Construccion de Guitarras, Gravina 7 - Madrid, Ano 1956. There is also a brand stamp inside close to the heel: Vda. y Sobrinos de Esteso, Construccion de Guitarras, Gravina 7 - Madrid. The back has an earlier center seam repair and a repaired crack (14 cm). The top has some discolored circles underneath the lacquer. The neck is slightly bent and the frets are not great. Playable with medium high action (5 mm). Tuners work fine. Measurements: - total length 100 cm - scale 67 cm - body length 49 cm - upper bout 28.5 cm - middle bout 25 cm - lower bout 37.3 cm - lowest rim 9.2 cm - highest rim 9.8 cm - nut 5.2 cm. Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Conde Hermanos dated 1956Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Conde Hermanos dated 1956Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Conde Hermanos dated 1956Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Conde Hermanos dated 1956
Spanish Classical Guitar dated 1956
Jose Ramirez: Madrid - Spain Bearing the original label: Jose Ramirez, Madrid. Solid spruce top, solid rosewood ? back and sides, playing wear on the top, looks refinished, good neck, scale 64.5 cm, nut 5.2 cm, sold as is. Early Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Jose RamirezEarly Musical Instruments, Classical Guitar by Jose Ramirez  
Spanish Classical Guitar around 1930




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