Classical Guitars PLUS

flamenco, contemporary nylon string, jazz & acoustic guitars
Prices include UK VAT;
Free delivery UK Mainland on Orders over £10


Phone 01363 881174
Open Monday-Friday 9-5:30
Featured Guitars.

Classical Guitars Plus - the Tiny Nylon String Guitar SuperStore!!

Never have you seen so many wonderful nylon string guitars in such a small place.

Classical, Flamenco, Cutaway-/Electro- classicals, Children's guitars, Crossover and contemporary nylon string instruments. Plus all kinds of accessories and strings.

And we still try to give the best possible, personal service: "Thank you very much for your excellent advice and thoroughly professional service. " Robert Weight, June 2013.

New Through 2013

New 2013 models or just new to us. Chosen carefully because we believe in them: sound, quality and value for money.

Classical Guitars

Yamaha GC32C.
Yamaha Grand Concert series - including the excellent sounding G22C and G32C models.
Stoll Classic Line 1 - Soundboard.
A carefully and thoughtfully made model "Classic Line 1" from Christian Stoll
Gropp Concert Model Curled Maple and Spruce #881.

Hofner 125 Anniversary HZ125 - cedar soundboard, cherry back and sides.

Camps GL-40 - Soundhole.
Powerful and elegant double-top guitar from Hermanos Camps. Camps double top GL40
Hanika Lattice Natural - soundboard.
NEW from Hanika in 2013: Lattice model. Our first production model arrived mid-June and sold in 24 hours. 2 more on order.
Hanika Lattice Natural - soundboard.

Priced as good as they sound: Ever Play guitars offer both good tone and playability with extremely competitive prices.

Liikanen Kantare I600C Classical Guitar - Soundhole.
Unique LRS soundboard bracing system gives the Liikanen Kantare I 600 C its unique sound.

Smaller-scale and Childrens' Guitars

La Mancha Rubi CM Half Size 530mm Classical Guitar.

European Guitar Teachers Association 2013/2014 award-winning smaller scale (childrens') guitars from La Mancha

Guitar Accessories

Alaska Pik - 1.

aLaska Pik plastic nail picks for when your nails are damaged (or even as a complete alternative).

Gropp Concert Model Curled Maple and Spruce #881.

Fret polishing kit from Rosette.

Gropp Concert Model Curled Maple and Spruce #881.

Schaller machine heads - repair or upgrade your tuners.

Flamenco Guitars

A special 3-piece-back Model 2F flamenco guitar from Hermanos Sanchis Lopez

The solid rosewood back and sides gives the Prudencio Saez G18 flamenca negra some softer tones in addition to the expected flamenco "bark".

Crossover-/electro-/cutaway- Nylon String Guitars

Esteve model "Elec" custom-crossover models (hand-made, all solid-wood, Spanish nylon string with narrow and curved fingerboard, cutaway and Fishman pickup). Authentic nylon string sound for steel string guitar players!!
Martinez Stage MSCC-14R.

And close on their heels, the Martinez Stage 14RS: Iconic design, 48mm neck and extended fingerboard; B-band electronics.

Camps Crossover CW-1.

New for 2013 from Camps: Crossover CW-1

Radiused fingerboard, truss rod, 48mm nut width, Fishman pickup/pre-amp (with Camps' 6 individual saddles) - all plus a genuine Spanish acoustic tone!

Historical Guitars

Esteve Lacote in custom case.

Manual Adalid's "Lacote"...

Esteve Hauser Classical Guitar in Case.

... and his "Hauser"

   

News and Offers at Classical Guitars Plus

Poniente - Jesse and Michael.

Poniente visiting the shop

Jesse and Michael of Poniente gave some of our flamencas a good workout.

Their concert in Crediton the evening before was wonderful!!

American Flag.

Now Shipping to the USA

We have overcome all the problems of the Lacey Act and are now successfully selling Hanika guitars - both custom and standard models - to the US.

You can see the full Hanika range here.

Hanika 56PC Classical Guitar - soundhole.

Customised Classical and Flamenco Guitars

Standard classical and flamenco guitars do not suit everyone's needs and for that reason renowned makers offer a range of custom build options. Alternative scale length, finish, neck profiles, fret materials, pickups and pickguards; these and more are all available. Prices are surprisingly reasonable.

You can find out more about the customisation options available from Hanika here. Please phone to talk through which of the various options available may suit you best.

Special Set Up for Yamaha NCX & NTX series

We have successfully set up Yamaha NX series guitars to give a brighter tone and lower action than they come with as standard. ...more

"thanks for your time and advice on saturday, the guitar [Yamaha NCX900FM] sounds fantastic" Stephen Woodman, November 2009

Hanika CutPF / CutPC - cutaway.

The Largest Range of Cutaway Classicals, Electro-Classicals, and Crossover Nylon String Guitars - Anywhere(?)

We have been expanding our stock of electro-classicals and electro-flamenco guitars steadily over the last 3 years and now carry examples for the beginner, for the professional, and everyone in between

Alhambra crossover models blazed the trail for the steel string guitarist wanting to move into nylon string playing.

Yamaha have caused ripples in the pond with their 2009 NCX-electro-cutaway-classicals and their NTX-crossover ranges

Hanika offers some truly professional quality electro-classical-cutaway models.

Some great cutaway guitars can be found from other Spanish makers too - Esteve, Camps, and Prudencio Saez.

We think that the Water Mill WG210CWE is the best-sounding entry level classical-cutaway there is.

 

Free Checkup!!

Bring your guitar in. We will check -

  • neck relief
  • neck alignment
  • tuners
  • frets
  • nut
  • saddle
  • action
  • strings
  • pickup/preamp (if fitted)

And answer any questions you have. Please phone (01363 881174) to agree a day and time.

Special Offers

Our special offers change all the time. They includ brand new guitars where we have 1 or 2 too many in stock, ex-demo guitars, and end-of-line models.
Liikanen Kantare Classical Guitar Kantare Classical Guitar I62C - shoulder.

Smaller-Sized guitars

For younger students and for adults who like something a bit more manageable, we have managed to build up our stocks again of some of the best-sounding smaller sized guitars we can lay our hands on

Aparicio AA90F AA50 AA100 AA80 AA200E AA70.

Visitors to our shop said...

"Talking to another musician makes such a change" Jonathan, 1/6/2010

"You have so many more (cutaway electro classical) guitars to choose from than any of the major London stores I visited last month"
Wendy Partridge, February 2010

"...thank you for excellent service and for selling me a fantastic guitar. ... you were very welcoming and allowed me to try out the instruments without ever trying to sway me in order to make a sale."
Paul Trudgian, February 2010

Professional and Helpful Service

My name is Nicholas Mahoney. I have played the classical guitar as an enthusiastic amateur since 1967. If you want to know about any of the guitars we sell please phone and ask for me or use the Contact Us link to send me a message.

I personally -

  • Check and play every guitar when it arrives and ask our suppliers to sort out any problems I find
  • Spend time with everyone who comes to try guitars in our small studio

If you are unhappy in any way with anything you buy from us then please phone and ask for me. I will do my very best to sort things out.

Choice and Availability!

December census results - this is exactly what we found in stock -

In total there were 152 different models and of these

We also have 100s of different strings for classical, acoustic and Maccaferri guitars - probably a far bigger range than any other UK guitar shop. Finally there are a lot of different guitar accessories including hard and soft cases, humidifiers, protectors, amplifiers, etc.

   

Buy over the internet with complete confidence

See our no-quibble returns policy.

Classical Guitars PLUS is a part of a family-run company which has been doing business on the internet since the 1990s. If there is more you want to know or more you think we could do, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Our Customers Write

"Dealing with you has been a real pleasure from beginning to end. I keep being impressed by how responsive & helpful you are. Best regards, Gwennael," France, 21/2/2013.

"Many thanks for your real old fashioned excellent service! Best," Rupert Latimer, 19/12/2012

"Marks out of ten for customer service? Somewhere, I suppose around forty seven! Thanks and all the best" John McLorinan, Weston super Mare, 24/7/2012

"Dear Nicholas ... I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a brilliant and efficient service, delivered with knowledge, kindness and a personal touch ... Kind regards, Mike Farrant", 10/7/2012

"Dear Nicholas, Just wanted to let you know that the guitar arrived safe and sound first thing this morning! Thank you for the fanstastic service! Kind regards, Alison" 16/12/2011

"I want to thank you, and whoever else there is to thank in your company for the wonderful service you have. Correspondence with you has always been very swift and pleasant, and in a good sense not at all "business-like". Also extra thanks for the special attention to us lefty players" Patrik Nummi 16/12/2011

"Hi Nicholas thanks for everything ,one does not usually get such caring business relations" Best, Massimo 15/12/2011

"I found your service exemplary. Many thanks, enjoy the festive season, and no reply needed" Yours greatfully, ER 5/12/2012

"Nick Your range of guitars in second to none and your expertise and advice is invaluable in helping customers make the right purchase for them  Thank you!" Kyle Davies, 4/7/2011

"Hi Nicholas, Just to let you know that the guitar arrived safely and oh I am ever so happy with it ... Last but not least: your customer service is super. All in all, thank you very much" Roberto Cassani, 10/11/2010

"Thanks for your going the extra mile. I will certainly recommend you to all. Best regards" Chris Hayter 19/10/2007

"The guitar arrived safe and well. Looks great sounds great. Thanks for all your help." Ian Harding, Suffolk, 25/9/2006.

and lots more...

Articles and tips

Have a look at our growing Articles section. Strings and stringing tips. Humidity. Tone Woods. Luthiers. And more...

Delivery Charges and Orders Outside the Mainland UK

Delivery throughout the mainland UK is free as usual. If you are not in the mainland UK, please phone (+44 (0)1363 881174) or email for delivery charges to your location - please tell us what you want to buy as well as your full postal address. Alternatively just place your order using our secure checkout and we will email you with delivery costs - we will not take payment until you reply confirming your order. Orders delivered outside Europe and to the Channel Islands are free of VAT.

24 April 2014