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I have added to my inventory a Yamaha CG-101 classical and a vintage Bruno Ventura classical model 1586. Bot them in Nashville on a recent trip. From a musician who was lightening up his guitar load a little. Very nice instruments.
Recently, I have sold from my inventory the old 1936 Gibson L-50 and the Japanese Ariana Classical guitar.
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Classical (Nylon-Stringed Guitars) Guitars
Ramirez 1a-1963 Brazllian Rosewood and Spruce $6750
R.E.Spain No. 196-A 1981
William King Classical #34 2005- Madagascar Rosewood and Swiss Spruce $ 2850
Jose Ramirez Model 4E $2250
Juan Estruch Concierto 4 Flamenca Negra-1964- $1750
John Gaunt Classical-1976 $1095
Pimentel Model 1 Classical-1979- $955
Yamaha CG 180 SA Indian Rosewood/Spruce $555
Gibson C-100 Classical-1971-$950
La Patrie Motif $450
Yamaha G-180A Classical Guitar - $250
Yamaha G-231 - $150
Steel Stringed Guitars
Acoustic Steel-Stringed Instruments
Gibson LG 1 1964 $1450
Guild D-25 Black
Old Kraftsman Archtop 1946 $475
Yamaha FG-260 12 string-$225
Indiana Guitar Company "American" $225
Epiphone Texan FT-145-$215
Electric Steel Stringed Instruments
Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 20th Anniversary 10 Top $2750
Seuf Tele-Style Custom Guitar-$2195
Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature Electric Guitar-$795
Gibson SG- $625
PRS Santana SE-$475
Fender Squier Strat American Flag Special $400
Fender Squier Strat $125
Fender Squier Strat $125
Fender Acoustasonic 30 amp $275
Crate Acoustic 125D Amp
Fender Princeton Stereo Chorus DSP amp-$275
Ramirez 1a ano 1963- Early sixties 1a. This guitar is made up in Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides and Spruce for the top. You might know that later on in the sixties Ramirez moved to lining the sides with cypress and also changed from sruce to cedar tops. This pre-cedar 1a is very light and rings out crisp and clear. I purchased this at an auction in New York in the spring of 2014. There were about ten different Ramirez instruments of varying vintages up for sale. I went to the preview and played them all. In my humble opinion, this one played the best and also sounded the best of all of the Ramirez guitars. It is nearly perfect. It had a side crack in the lower bout that had been improperly repaired. I took it to master repairman David Seuferling and he reversed the bad repair and redid it properly. The crack is still slightly visble, but has no impact on the integrity of the instrument. Everything else is right on. If you are into high end classical guitars that are perfect for playing classical music, then this might be the guitar for you. It is a beautiful example of Ramirez artistry. The guitar comes in a non-oringinal hard shell case. The case is arched for rigidity and offers very good protection for this fine instrument. $6750
R.E. Spain Concert Classical-1981- Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar- This beautiful instrument from one of
England’s finest luthiers, Ray Spain, is a joy to hold and to play. The construction is top-notch, the materials are truly beautiful, and the sound is stunning, with plenty of volume, great tone and balance. I purchased this guitar in England from a man who bought it new at Ivor Mairant’s MusicCentre in London in 1981. This is truly a fine concert quality instrument. $2950
William King #34-I sold the William King #36 and immediately began suffering seller's remorse. I had really enjoyed playing #36 and I just had to have another King guitar. Luckily, I found this one, #34, and snapped it right up. And what a find. #34 is, simply put, visually and sonically stunning. The very light, tight-grained Swiss Spruce top, practically glows. The subtle nature of the medium-brown Madagascar Rosewood back and sides just draws you in. The french polish allows the woods to truly show off their exquisite properties. Fine tonewoods, looking fine. And, also, the french polished finish allows for big volume, and a wonderful sonic clarity and tonal balance. You can check out some notes on the construction and setup of this instrument on King's website, Chantus Music. I find this guitar enchanting. Buy it, and I am sure that you will too. $2850 with hardshell case.
Jose Ramirez Model 4E- This guitar is the top of the line of the "E" model range from Ramirez. This instrument, made in 2000, is in excellent condition. I purchased it in Nashville a few years ago from Cotten Music. The specs are: Solid Canadian Cedar top, solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, finished in lacquer, ebony fretboard atop a Spanish Cedar neck, reinforced with an ebony strip, bone saddle and nut (52mm), rosewood bridge and rosewood-faced headstock, Fustero gold-plated tuners, 650mm scale, made in Spain. If you were to order a custom, luthier-made instrument, these are the kind and quality of materials that you would specify. And you would most likely pay north of $5000 for that custom instrument. Here, you get it all in an instrument made by the world's most respected classical guitar company. At a price that's not too hard to bear. Comes in a black molded case. $2250
Juan Estruch Concierto 4 Flamenca Negra- This is a second generation Estruch instrument, constructed in 1964, six years prior to the passing of Juan Estruch Sasastre. It comes with the paperwork showing it's original purchase at a music store in Caracas, Venezuela and the original hang tag. It is a very interesting instrument, with a full 650 scale, yet a body that is just slightly less deep than a full scale classical guitar. The top is solid spruce, with two clear golpeadores. It is made up with solid Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, has a rosewood bridge, spanish cedar neck, ebony fretboard, a beautiful three ring, red and green rosette, and very nice quality engaved steel and brass tuning machines. The nut, two inches wide, and the saddle are of bone. I purchased this instrument from a flamenco guitarist of the highest calibre. He can make it do what flamenco guitars do so well. It's hard to describe, but it produces that "bark" that a talented player can get out of a really good flamenco instrument. Structurally it is sound. A repaired top crack and repaired center seam top crack are the only two things that have needed to be done to this 51 year old instrument. Also, it has some play wear on the top above the rosette, visble in the photos. It comes in it's original hardshell case. $1,750.00
Juan Estruch Concert Classical Guitar, Modelo 4 Cadea, Garantia F 666, ano 1976. Made in Barcelona, Spain in the shop of Juan Estruch Pipo, signed by the luthier. Solid mahogany back and sides, solid cedar top. This concert quality instrument is in very good condition. I purchased the guitar from the original owner , who bought it at the E. Ferron Luthier music store in Rouen, France. The store's logo is on the headstock and also on a medallion affixed to the original hardshell case. A pickup was added by the original owner's luthier brother. Plugged in or not, this guitar plays and sounds wonderful. With OHSC, $1350.
La Mancha Lattice Prototype This particular guitar is one of a few that Jerry Roberts had manufactured in China in 2004. It has a good deal of volume due to the very light satin finish. The top is solid cedar and the back and sides are Indian Rosewood. The fingerboard is ebony. The bracing in this guitar is more modern than the traditional fan bracing used for centuries in classical guitars. The term “lattice” in the title refers to the internal bracing. The tuners are gold with amber colored buttons. Wonderfully balanced, yet lots of volume. A concert quality guitar and one of a kind. $1095.
John Gaunt Classical Guitar- 1976
I bought this instrument on a trip to England in the Spring of 2010. It is a guitar made by an individual luthier in Maidstone, England, dated 4-3-76, number 3. The top is solid cedar and the back and sides are solid rosewood. The back has a repaired crack, but otherwise the instrument is structurally sound. Plays easily and has great tone and balance. I like finding these jewels and it is so nice to know that someone has taken care of such a fine instrument for now close to thirty five years. Nice engraved tuners. This one comes in a modern Stagg case.
With case $1095
Pimentel Model 1 Classical Guitar - this guitar was handmade by Pimentel and Sons in Albuquerque, New Mexico in December, 1979. Most of their instruments are individually made to order by individual luthiers. This particuler Pimentel is made up with an Western Red Cedar solid top, American Black Walnut sides and back, a rosewood bridge and headstock facing, a Spanish Cedar neck and a rosewood fretboard. The saddle and nut are bone. The finish is a very light and unchecked nitro-cellulose lacquer. It is light and when you play the first notes you notice how crisp and responsive it is. With beautiful tone and balance it plays perfectly in tune all the way up the neck. Just a great 34 year old! Comes in a period original, and by that I mean the old thin bodied, lined in yellow fluff, hardshell case. $955
Yamaha CG-180SA The CG-180SA was Yamaha’s top-of-the-line mass produced guitar for the decade of the nineties. This is a beautiful and sonorous instrument. Solid European Spruce top, select Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fingerboard and Yamaha's best tuners. Currently strung with Augustine Regals. The headstock sustained some damage, was professionally repaired, and is slightly noticeable on the back of the neck up near the headstock, opposite the nut. $555 with it’s original brown hardshell case.
Gibson C-100 Classical Guitar -1971- This is a vintage Gibson Classical, a guitar for which Gibson was not really known. But they did make them and this is a very good example. I bought this is Aspen, Colorado and the story was that a woman brought it in after her husband had passed away, and he had had it for a long time. It's in great shape. The sides and back are mahogany and the top is spruce. The top has a natural color and a light lacquer finish. The tuners have small pearloid knobs and work well. The fretboard is rosewood and tere are no fret markers. New D'Addario strings, Interestingly, the body of this guitar is about one half inch thicker than most classicals. All other dimensions seem about the same. It's just thicker. A cool old guitar. In an thick hard foam case that is not original. $950.
La Patrie Motif - this is a very interesting instrument. It is made by La Patrie, the division of Godin/Seagull, in Canada, that makes classical guitars. This Motif model is a diminutively sized, turn of the century parlor guitar, with a full scale neck. It is made up with Wild Cherry back and sides and a solid cedar top. It has a mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fretboard and a rosewood bridge. The nut and saddle are TUSQ@ by Graphtech. A matte finish seems to just add to the rather old, vintage style of the whole thing. It plays out great and has nice volume and great tone. I bought it in San Francisco. It's pretty cool. $450
Yamaha G-180A Classical Guitar- this is a vintage Yamaha circa 1972-73. This model Yamaha is one of the top three models in the lineup from that period that has a solid spruce top. Guitars with solid tops, due to their superior sonic properties over laminate top instruments, sound better and are more valuable than the guitars with laminated tops. At least by 1972 standards. This one has held up well; no cracks in the top nor the sides or back. The back has a few scratches. Really nice old Yamaha. They're hard to beat. $250
Yamaha CG-171SF- This is a Yamaha Flamenco guitar. It's very attractive is my first thought. The light colored, solid European spruce top, just glows. Put that top together with the very yellow-toned cypress back and sides, and you have a very soft and butter-like look. It's pretty. The materials are all good; solid top, cypress body, Nato neck topped with a dark rosewood fingerboard, a rosewood bridge and fancy tuners. And the playabilty is very good. Like most flamenco guitars, the action is low. It has great tone and produces some flamenco sounds. It was the top of the line factory built Yamaha in it's day. Very durable and playable instrument. Comes in a nice light tan Taylor gigbag. $275
Yamaha G-231 - This is a late seventies Yamaha classical. The G-231 was the lower end model and was a preferred student guitar. It's laminate construction kept the price low. However, it is the strength of those laminated pieces and their resistance to warping and cracking that have allowed so many of these yamaha instruments to be a round today, decades after they were constructed. Of course, they had to have been taken care of, and this one appears to have been well kept. A laminate spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a nato neck topped with a rosewood fretboard were the materials used to build this one. It is in good shape structurally and cosmmetically; no cracks, warping or loose braces, and also no deep scratches or scuffs on the body. It's easy to play, has what I would call normal classical action, and plays in tune up the neck. Just a very good, inexpensive, classic old Yamaha. If you go to my sold page, you'll see that I have sold about ten of the G-230's, G-231's, G-231ii's, G-235's and a G-240. As far as I know, everyone who has purchased one has been happy with it. Make yourself happy. Buy this one! $150
1964 Gibson LG 1- I have always enjoyed playing smaller-bodied Gibsons and Martins. I guess it is because they are close in size to the classical guitars that I play most of the time. So, when I want to play a steel-stringed instrument, I tend to gravitate towards this size guitar. The story behind this one goes something like this. "Grandpa bought this guitar a long time ago and he never played it. When he passed away, we found it in his closet." I tend to believe the story as the instrument shows literally no signs of wear. It has no scratches or dings, no wear on the frets, no scuffing on the back or sides. Nothing. It did have, though, a top crack, which comes not from lots of play, but more often from simple neglect and lack of moisture. The top crack was professionally repaired and the luthier who performed that repaired was astonished at how "new" this instrument is, for it's 48 or so years. I recently restrung it and it play's like a dream. Great tone. This one is an oldie and a goodie. It comes with an original Gibson faux-alligator fiberboard case. The case has, by necessity, had the handle replaced. The guitar with the case is for sell for $1450.
Guild D-25 Black- This is a very nice Guild D-25 from the early 80's. It has the much coveted carved violin back. It is in immaculate condition; as they might say in Tennessee (where I am from), there's nary a scratch on the durn thing. Really cool black gloss finish trimmed in white. With the original hadshell Guild case. There is no price because this guitar is not for sale. I put it up here on the site because it is certainly nice to look at.
Old Kraftsman Archtop This guitar was purchased by a friend in 1946 from a Spiegel catalog. This was his first purchase upon returning from World War II. He gave it too me a few years ago because he knows that I love guitars and would appreciate it. When I received it, the neck had pulled off and the top was cracked along the grain. Those two problems have been professionally repaired and this old jazz guitar sounds pretty jazzy. With original wheat-colored fibreboard case, $475.
Yamaha FG-260 12 String --from the early 70's- This is a nicely kept acoustic 12 string. Spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The bridge and fretboard are rosewood and the African Mahogany neck has a slotted headstock. This instrument was pretty pricey back in 1972, retailing for $251. Comes with a brown vinyl covered fiberboard case. Now, available for the 1970's price of $225.
Indiana Guitar Company "Americana"-- this is a guitar that is suitable for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, maybe a Toby Keith song, Use your imagination. It is a dreadnaught-sized steel string acoustic. Just look at the pictures and you'll get the full effect. It's easy to play and sounds great. Comes with hardshell case decorated with an American Flag motif. $225
Epiphone Texan FT-145-This is quite the guitar. I got interested in the Epiphone Texan after reading an article in Guitar Afficianado magazine about the Beatles and their penchant for Epiphone instruments. Paul McCartney famously played an Epiphone Texan on Yesterday. My curiousity was piqued when I found an ad for an Epiphone Texan on Craig's List while vacationing in Florida. I met the seller in a supermarket parking lot. He handed me the guitar and I was astounded by how much it weighed. I was like, "Whoa, this thing is heavy." My second question, upon quick inspection, was, "What is this metal plate on the back? Is it a battery cover? Does it have a pickup?" All legitimate questions upon first handling this Norlin Company version of the Epiphone Texan; the FT-145. Turms out that this '70's Made in Japan gem has a bolt on neck. The extra, unexpected, weight, comes from the large, strong, and heavy, block of wood inside the body. The neck bolts to that block. And, the metal plate is a cover for the access point to the neck bolts. I discovered the answers to my first reaction questions after I had purchased the guitar in the Safeway parking lot and after a bit of internet research. So, how does that all come together and make for a playable instrument. Apparently, very well. It has held up nicely. the spruce top, I believe laminated, has no cracks or significant scratches. The mahogany back and sides are in great shape. The neck is straight, the action is perfect, and the intonation is just right. It has an adjustable saddle, nice white binding, and it plays out great. Very nice, inexpensive dreadnaught-sized acoustic. Comes in it's original chipboard case. $215
PRS Custom 24 20th Anniversary "10" Top - This is a beautiful and outstanding 2005 instrument. The finest materials and workmanship go into the PRS Custom Series and this Custom 24 is no exception. The "10" top refers to the highest grade of quilted maple that is carved to create the beautiful top. The back of the body is mahogany. The "Birds in Flight" inlay on the rosewood fretboard is unique to the 20th anniversary series. The truss rod cover has "20th" on it to signify that this is a 20th Anniversary edition. It has the 5 position pickup knob. All original, Beautiful to look at and it just plays like butter. Comes in the original fitted PRS hardshell case. With the original hangtag noting the specifics of the instrument. $2750
Seuf Tele-Style Custom Electric Guitar- this is a guitar that Dave Seuferling made for me in 2012. It is a pretty faithful reproduction of the Muddy Waters Telecaster that resides in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. One of Dave's specialties is aging, relicing, and basically beating up new guitars so that they will look old. I asked for this one to be left new and un-reliced, figuring I can wear it out by myself. If you have ever played a Seuf, you know the quality of both the build and the sound. This is a beautiful guitar in just about anyway that you might want to define it. With case. $2195
Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature- This is a JS100 model. This line of guitars is endorsed by Joe Satriani and manufactured by Ibanez. This one, in bright White, is quite the instrument.
Gibson SG- I had a hankering for an SG and looked high and low for the one that fit the picture that was in my mind of what it should be. While picking up a guitar that was being repaired at Seuf's Repair in Independence, MO, I spotted this one hanging on the wall and it struck me that this was exactly the SG as I pictured it. Like the essence of SG!. Turns out that it was on consignment and the seller was none other than Mike, the master repairman at Seuf's. It appears that Mike put some fancy pickups in it; there's a Seymour Duncan in the bridge position. I don't know much about Gibson Sg's. I only know that this one, to me, is the real deal. The setup is perfect and it plays like a dream. I am not much of an electric guitar player. But, a friend of mine who is a very good electric guitar player put it through it's paces. Best I could tell, it performed up to his expectations, which are pretty high. I just sat there and admired his artistry and enjoyed the free concert. It's in a kind of beat up TKL case. Yours for $625.
PRS Santana SE- Carlos Santana’s influence as a PRS guitar player led to the development of the SE electric guitar series, which launched in 2001. This 2012 model, the newest SE Santana, is the first guitar in the SE series offered with a 24 1/2” scale length and is also the first SE created using the same silhouette as Carlos’s revered American-made PRS models. This guitar and its appointments honor Santana’s skill and style better than ever and offer players great quality and value. This guitar offers expressive tone, a fast-playing neck, and impeccable attention to detail. The body is mahogany with a maple top and flamed maple veneer. It has a mahogany neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard with bird inlays. The tremolo is PRS designed, the pickups are PRS Santana humbuckers, and it has a master tone control, master volume control, and a three position pickup selector. Just a great playing, great sounding guitar! $475
Godin Radiator - I previously owned two of these guitars, one withthe black onyx face and, this one with the white face. Kind of a matched set. I sold the black on black one, and I now have for sale this white on black one. This is one cool Canadian! the chambered maople body makes for a relatively lightweight comfortable instrument. The short scale and the fast maple naeck make for an instrument that is, again, comfortable and easy to play. The guitar is offered with either a maple fretboard or a rosewood fretboard; this one has the rosewood. The pickups are pretty hot Godin single coils and each pickup has it's own volume control. Really neat guitar. A new one is almost six hundred. Get this one for $350. Try it. You'l like it!
Fender Squier Star American Flag Special- this is a guitar that I had modified to play once a year at a Fourth of July party. Kinda goes well with the Indiana Guitar Company Americana model. It is a Squier Start with a changed out pickguard, new Fender Noiseless Pickups, all installed and set up by Dave Seuferling of Seuf's Guitars in Independence, Missouri. Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This is one sweet guitar. Serves it's purpose well, as it was just played recently on July 4th, this year (2013). With case- $400
Squier Strat by Fender - This guitar is a Crafted in Indonesia, designed and backed by Fender Squier Strat. Olympic White has always been one of my favorite Fender colors, so I was drawn to this one. It is of the Affinity Series, which is the no-frills, value line in the Squier brand. Although not expensive (a new one is only $279 today), the build quality is very high and the materials and components are of high quality. I belive that this one was manufactured in 2003. It is difficult to be certain. The body is Alder, it has a bolt-on Maple neck, topped with a rosewood fretboard, and the color is Olympic White. It is the standard issue Strat with three single coil pickups, a five position switch, and a sunchronous tremolo. Cool, and, imminently playable. $125
Fender Acoustasonic Amp - this is a great amp for playing and singing. Has guitar and microphone inputs in separate channels. Good clean acoustic guitar sound reproduction. Leans back for better projection and ease of use. Amp is designed for the clarity required of an acoustic guitar, yet with reverb and chorus for distorting that natural sound. Mic channel allows this little 30 watter to be used for gigs in small settings. Great condition. $275
Crate Acoustic 125D amplifier-this is a very versatile acoustic amp. It has a voice/mic channel. Lots of goodies; Chorus, reverb, equalizer, gain. It can sound very clean or you can use it to funk up that acoustic of yours. I was playing at a wedding in Nashville a few years ago and bought this amp in Nashville rather than ship it or try to carry it as baggage on the plane trip. Brought it back to Kansas City later via car. I recently had the amp tech at Guitar Center thoroughly service and clean it. No problems at all. Oh, and it also leans back, a cool feature for small intimate gigs. $275
Fender Princeton Stero Chorus DSP amp--Fender's guitar specific in-house Digital Signal Processing meets the award winning Princeton Stereo Chorus amplifier. This match offers up a powerful array of on board digital effects, and the Princeton's notoriously fat stereo tone, all in one great combo amp. A very versatile, dynamic, and expressive amplifier, the Princeton¬ Chorus DSP is the amp for a variety of musical performance needs. This one is in very good condition and has the footswitch (three button). $275