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 - Summer 2014

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. "Very kind and thoughtful of you ... in line with your care and attention to detail" John Dillon, September 2013.

 

Special Attractions

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

Martinez MCG-20 580mm Classical Guitar.

Martinez is the leading Chinese brand producing high quality nylon string guitars, both for adults and children.

Buying on the Internet?

All guitars are thoroughly checked and expertly set-up before they leave. Fully insured courier and extremely careful packing.

"The Guitar arrived today, in perfect condition. And what a beautiful piece! Our classical guitar lecturer Karsten Andersen and associate Professor Tore-Morten Andreassen were very pleased", Music Conservatory The Arctic University of Norway, 2014

Phone us on +44 (0)1363 881174 (or use the Contact Form) if there is anything you need to know beforehand.

Lattice braced and double-top Guitars

A number of important European luthiers are building instruments with double-top or lattice-braced soundboards.

Camps GL-40 - Soundhole.

Powerful and elegant double-top guitar from Hermanos Camps. Camps double top GL40

Hanika Lattice Natural - soundboard.

Hanika Lattice in two versions: Natural and Meister.

Esteve Manuel Adalid 50th Anniversary - Rosette.
Esteve 50th Anniversary
Liikanen Double Top - DT361 - Soundhole.

Liikanen Double Top - cedar and rosewood, as well as very old spruce and Brazilian rosewood special.

Esteve Artista Membrane Classical Guitar - Membrane.
Esteve Artista Membrane

Crossover-/electro-/cutaway- Nylon String Guitars

Esteve EC-120-CW-E Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar.
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.

Yamaha NCX2000 Custom Cutaway Electro-Classical Guitar - Gabriela of Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Yamaha offers the widest range of crossovers with neck shapes to suit both classical and steel string guitarists.

Featured here is the very special Japanese luthier made, NCX2000FM - very keenly priced because it came to us as a Yamaha dealer incentive.

   

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

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.

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.

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.

   

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.

31 October 2014