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  • Retirement

    Having started this business in 2001, the time has come for me to retire and wind up this business. Having reached 70 years of age, my wife Christine and I have many other things that we would like to do, not the least of which is to spend more time with our sons, their partners […]

  • R.I.P Daniel Friederich (1932 – 2020)

    Very much saddened to hear of the passing of Daniel Friederich; a Parisian guitar maker who was truly a legend in his own lifetime and the inspiration of many younger luthiers. As well as being a great maker, he was also a lovely man; a true gentleman, naturally charming, generous with his time and possessing […]

  • R.I.P. Fritz Ober (1955 – 2020)

    We are extremely saddened to hear that Munich guitar-maker Fritz Ober passed away after a period of illness. He was not just one of the finest luthiers of our generation but also a warm-hearted, reliable friend. I feel honoured to have visited him many times to collect his wonderful instruments and to have enjoyed his […]

  • R.I.P. Julian Bream(1933- 2020)

    It is with immense sadness that we hear of the passing last evening, of  the great maestro Julian Bream. Along with so many other truly great achievements, perhaps more than anyone else, he showed all of us, the orchestral tonal variety that the classical guitar was capable of. It was a true privilege to have […]

  • René Lacôte of Paris 1828

    A fine Lacôte guitar made in Paris in 1828 – with beautiful satinwood back and sides. In very good condition. Low action and easy to play with open sound. This is quite a rare opportunity. For full detailed listing with photos – click here. Sold August 2020.

  • Stock clearance.

    We offer some price reductions on several items of stock to make some space. Manuel Reyes flamenco, Francisco Simplicio 1926 … and more. Give us a call or an email to see what we can do for you.

  • Manuel Reyes 1967

    In stock – another fine Manuel Reyes flamenco blanca from 1967. In very good original condition, this guitar has a marvellous flamenco sound with particularly perfect, crisp rasgueados. For full detailed listing with photos – click here.

  • Arcangel Fernandez 1958 flamenco

    This outstanding Arcangel Fernandez 1958 flamenco guitar with cypress back & sides and machine tuners, was owned and played by Esteban Antonio who sadly passed away earlier this year. We are re-selling the guitar on behalf of his widow Izumi Imori who will receive 100% of the sale proceeds i.e. it is sold commission-free as […]

  • Autumn / Winter sale

    We have some very fine guitars that for no good reason, have been is stock a long time that we offer at reduced price to clear and make space. Sometimes a new guitar comes in and sells the next day. Sometimes a very good guitar, sitting amongst many other very good guitars, keeps coming second […]

  • Now is the time to buy guitars priced in GBP

    With the value of the Pound Sterling down more than 15% versus the Euro and US$ compared with just months ago, this is an opportune time for our customers outside of the UK, to buy guitars that are priced in GBP.

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