Classical Guitars Plus - Winter 2014/15
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.
Look out for -
Just 1 Esteve 50th Anniversay, previously owned by one of our customers. Double top cedar soundboard; French polish; complete with original case. £2880 - more than £1000 less than the original price. (The sound recording is of the actual instrument for sale).
The pound sterling has been improving against the Euro and where we import directly from European luthiers we have adjusted our prices down to pass on the benefit.
Unfortunately, currency can go down as well as up and we may - with regret - have to put prices back up again if the exchange rate changes.
A Guitar of the French School believed to be 19th century and from the John Alvey Turner Shop. Professionally restored to full-playing condition. Esteve 50th Anniversary - previously owned
Martinez is the leading Chinese brand producing high quality nylon string guitars, both for adults and children.
Manual Adalid's "Hauser"A Guitar of the French School believed to be 19th century and from the John Alvey Turner Shop. Professionally restored to full-playing condition.
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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.
Powerful and elegant double-top guitar from Hermanos Camps. Camps double top GL40Esteve 50th Anniversary
Liikanen Double Top - cedar and rosewood, as well as very old spruce and Brazilian rosewood special.Esteve Artista Membrane
News and Offers at Classical Guitars Plus
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!!
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.
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.
Bring your guitar in. We will check -
And answer any questions you have. Please phone (01363 881174) to agree a day and time.
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"
"...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."
Professional and Helpful Service
I personally -
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.