Classical Guitars PLUS

flamenco, cutaway and electro-nylon string, small-size and left-handed classical guitars
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Classical Guitars and the Environment

It is unlikely that the production of classical guitars is the worst culprit when it comes to the threat to endangered species but they have traditionally been made with woods which are now on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) list of endangered species.

Soundboards are generally not the problem but back, sides, fingerboards and bridges can be as these parts of the guitar typically have been made of rosewoods.

Having a guitar which has some CITES listed woods in it can be a problem when crossing international borders.

Some players - who may not be travelling - may prefer to have guitars made of woods which are not on the list.

Several guitars in the Hanika range are made of woods which are not on the endangered list including the
  • 50KF-N
  • 50MC-CF
  • 56AF-N
  • 56SF-CF
  • 58BF-CF
  • 58EF-N
  • Natural Doubletop CF and HE Doubletop N
  • Doubletop 1A
  • Lattice 1A
  • Torres 1A

Hanika 58EF-N Classical Guitar - Plum wood fingerboard.

Hanika 58EF-N Plum wood fingerboard
And we have asked Milestones to use only non-CITES listed woods in the guitars they make for us, specifically
  • Alemagna
  • Conservatoire
  • Romantica

Milestones Alemagna - back detail.

Milestones Alemagna

Have a look at our Sustainable Woods section and if you get a chance, play and listen to these "CITES free" instruments; you may be as pleasantly surprised as we were at just how outstandingly good they sound.

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

"Thank you very much for a perfect buying experience. I will certainly tell my guitar playing friends about you" Ian 25/2/2016

"Thank you for all your help in getting the right guitar - We'll definitely buy from you again" Nav, 4/2/2016

"Faultless service" John 4/2/2016

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

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

"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

"I want to thank you for the wonderful service. Correspondence 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" ER 5/12/2012

"Your expertise and advice is invaluable in helping customers make the right purchase. Thank you!" Kyle Davies, 4/7/2011

"Your customer service is super" Roberto Cassani, 10/11/2010

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

"Thanks for all your help" Ian Harding, Suffolk, 25/9/2006.

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Delivery Charges and Orders Outside the Mainland UK

Delivery throughout the mainland UK on orders over £10 is free. 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 - and we will not take payment until you reply confirming your order. Orders delivered outside Europe and to the Channel Islands are free of VAT.

3 July 2020