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September 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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September 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy September and Labor Day to everyone.  End of the Summer?   I don’t think so.  Golf, fishing, beach and sand, uh yeah, I’ve been having a great time.  I hope you’re enjoying yourself as well.

OK, on to business.  Guitars keep coming to me.  Most I like, some I return.  A guitar has to meet my exacting standards or it has to leave.  Very simple.

We have also provided for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Another Sale is going on through September 30th, 2017 –  SALE on Kenny Hill Estudios, where you can take $150 off the total cost.  Use Code “estudio150” to receive $150 OFF the price of any Kenny Hill Estudio in our Inventory – ends September 30, 2017 – no refunds, no backorders, only current inventory, no exchanges, guitar delivered, in a HSC is $695 – we only have 650 Cedar and 650 Spruces left…hurry hurry!  🙂

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are fully stocked as well.

PegHed Machines have also been re-stocked -prices went up significantly.  Sorry

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  Really really.  See list below.  Yikes!!   I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

An exciting development has actually happened, where the great Tony Acosta of Luthiers in NYC is getting out of the business, offering me the majority of his stable of classical guitars.  Customers of Luthiers should contact me personally for any and all Consignments and or sales going forward.
Tony and I agreed in principle to have his museum level guitars consigned here starting in a few weeks, where we will bring in 4-6 at at time, including Simplicio – Torres – and many other great historic names.
I’ve brought in Dieter Hopf – John Price – Tom Malapanis – Juan Hernandez – and many guitars from Manuel Adalid as well as his Esteve line (which I’ve already represented).

  • 08-24-2017 – Sorry for the lack of updates, I been busy.  LOL – New videos are up for Kevin Aram and his “Gail” guitar as well as Daryl Perry #148 Spruce/Maple – see below.  More guitars are incoming.  Had a problem with the USDA and FedEx regarding Juan Miguel Gonzalez’ latest guitar, but I sorted it all out.
  • 09-04-2017 – A number of videos have been produced while you all were out enjoying yourselves (it’s ok, I’ve been out as well  LOL).  Updates in the next week will present at least 8 videos, and more are in the works.
  • Juan Miguel Gonzalez will be arriving on Thursday, the 7th of September.  USDA was a real issue with FedEx but I worked it all out.
  • 09-06-2017 – Rafael Fuentes has sent me a Spruce beauty from Spain.  Nice guitar.
  • 09-07-2017 – Photo Session and organization of a new shipment of Hill Player Guitars with and without Ports!  Nice!!
  • 09-12-2017 – A 2001 Rafael Moreno Rodriguez “Sueno” ex Pepe Romero is in the shop.  Beautiful guitar, incredible woods and workmanship!
  • 09-13-2017 – Richard Prenkert is sending a Cedar/Madagascar Lattice model to the shop in the next 2 weeks…sweet!

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Jeremy Cooper 2013 Classical Guitar #63 Western Red Cedar EIRW

August 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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August 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy August, end of the Summer?   I don’t think so.  I’ve been enjoying the warm weather, hanging in the backyard, fishing, swimming and practicing my game.  I’ve had a smile on my face for a few months now.  I hope you’re enjoying yourself as well.

OK, on to business.  Guitars keep coming to me.  Most I like, some I return.  A guitar has to meet my exacting standards or it has to leave.  Very simple.

We have also arranged to provide client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Additionally – Use Code “summer2017” for 10% OFF Select Guitars from our Extensive Inventory!  ends August 31, 2017 – I’ve counted 80 guitars as listed under Summer2017 – check it out.

Another Sale is going on through August 31st, 2017 –  SALE on Kenny Hill Estudios, where you can take $150 off the total cost.  Use Code “estudio150” to receive $150 OFF the price of any Kenny Hill Estudio in our Inventory – ends August 31, 2017 – no refunds, no backorders, only current inventory, no exchanges, guitar delivered, in a HSC is $695

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are fully stocked as well.

PegHed Machines have also been re-stocked -prices went up significantly.  Sorry

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  Really really.  See list below.  Yikes!!   I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

An exciting development has actually happened, where the great Tony Acosta of Luthiers in NYC is getting out of the business, offering me the majority of his stable of classical guitars.  Customers of Luthiers should contact me personally for any and all Consignments and or sales going forward.
Tony and I agreed in principle to have his museum level guitars consigned here starting in a few weeks, where we will bring in 4-6 at at time, including Simplicio – Torres – and many other great historic names.
I’ve brought in Dieter Hopf – John Price – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez – and many guitars from Manuel Adalid as well as his Esteve line (which I’ve already represented).

  • A few guitars have arrived, including a 1986 Richard Bruné Concert Model – Steve Porter Concert Guitar #31 – Tim McCoy #58 (new) from 2014 – Alejandro Cervantes Signature Fleta Classical Guitar #427 Cedar Cocobolo – Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial 2016 Spruce Madagascar – Maxwell Sipe Classical Guitar #54 2017 Cedar Myrtle
  • 07-29-2017 – All guitars to date have been measured, weighed and all info updated.  I’m still WAY behind on recording, but I’m going to bang them out starting today.
  • A Philip Woodfield is coming to the gallery today.  A few others as well, over the next few days, but I’m scatter-brained right now.  Can’t remember nothing if I don’t write it down.  Absent-minded professor syndrome (AMPS, nice!  I like it, except for the AMPS itself?)
  • 08-08-2017 – Still enjoying the summer, my right eye continues to improve, as does my golf game, but hey, work continues and guitars arrive.  Luis Molina – Kenny Hill Performance 640 Spruce – David Daily – few others I can’t recall at the moment.  Photography, listings, measurements and recordings imminent.  Video work continues to be processed.  We 5 or 6 further vids to upload.  Sometime today and tomorrow.
  • 08-09-2017 – Finally uploaded a video for Aaron Benowitz and the gorgeous Luciano Maggi Classical Guitar 2016b Spruce CSA Lattice – see below under Video
  • 08-10-2017 – Another Video for Kolya Panhuyzen 2012 Cedar w/CSA below
  • Also a few more guitars arrived and Kenny Hill is sending me a Cedar 640mm Signature next week
  • 08-12-2017 – a rainy Saturday here in NY means I get some work done.  Listings for the last 4 guitars to arrive are up on the site and recordings are in progress.  Nice!
  • 08-14-2017 – Video session with the talented Doug Stefaniak today.  Kenneth Meyer is visiting with us this Thursday!  Sweet
  • New guitars from Kenny Hill – A Signature 650 Cedar is en route.  Seth Miller sent me a Cedar beauty.  A John Price from 2002 just arrived as well as a Darren Hippner Diamond from this year #874.  Busy place and it’s all good.
  • 08-24-2017 – Sorry for the lack of updates, I been busy.  LOL – New videos are up for Kevin Aram and his “Gail” guitar as well as Daryl Perry #148 Spruce/Maple – see below.  More guitars are incoming.  Had a problem with the USDA and FedEx regarding Juan Miguel Gonzalez’ latest guitar, but I sorted it all out.

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Maxwell Sipe Classical Guitar #54 2017 Cedar Myrtle

July 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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July 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy July 2017.  We have quite a bit of action going on here, with numerous guitars en route, Gotoh machines re-stocked, as well as Alessi Machines.

Sidenote – – I have 255 Concert Classical Guitars in stock?!  Yikes!!  See list below and crikey, there are more coming?  This is amazing to me and oh so very cool.

Guitars from Darren Hippner – Alejandro Cervantes – Fritz Ober – Kolya Panhuyzen – Enrico Bottelli – Gernot Wagner – John Price – Ramirez – Contreras – Dieter Hopf – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez – Richard Prenkert – Alejandro Cervantes – Max Sipe – Michael Cadiz – Sakurai Kohno – Pete Barthell – Jose Ramirez – Luciano Maggi – Fernando Mazza – Marcus Dominelli – Jason Wolverton – Tom Blackshear – Seth Miller – Kevin Aram – Jeremy Cooper – ok, I’m done

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Additionally – Use Code “summer2017” for 10% OFF Select Guitars from our Extensive Inventory!  ends August 31, 2017 – I’ve counted 80 guitars as listed under Summer2017 – check it out.

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are fully stocked as well.

PegHed Machines have also been re-stocked -prices went up significantly.  Sorry

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  Really really.  See list below.  Yikes!!   I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

An exciting development has actually happened, where the great Tony Acosta of Luthiers in NYC is getting out of the business, offering me the majority of his stable of classical guitars.  Customers of Luthiers should contact me personally for any and all Consignments and or sales going forward.
Tony and I agreed in principle to have his museum level guitars consigned here starting in a few weeks, where we will bring in 4-6 at at time, including Simplicio – Torres – and many other great historic names.
I’ve brought in Dieter Hopf – John Price – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez – and many guitars from Manuel Adalid as well as his Esteve line (which I’ve already represented).

I was NOT able to attend the GFA this year in California.  There is simply too much work to be done here in the gallery, with the buyout of Luthiers in NYC.  My apologies to anyone who was expecting me.

I was looking forward to it, but in the end, I have to be responsible to my clients and the gallery.  Thank you kindly for your understanding.  Rich Sayage

  • 07-01-2017 – I have over 255 concert instruments available that live here in the gallery.  Come and visit.  It’s awesome here!
  • Seth Miller is in the house
  • Richard Prenkert #390 Cedar Madagascar is here
  • Kevin Aram Julian Bream model arrived today.  Beautiful guitar!
  • a pristine Sakurai Kohno Professional – J just arrived
    • Max Sipe is sending me a Cedar Myrtle guitar.  I love his work.
    • An Adalid Alboraya Custom Torres is en route from Manuel’s home workshop.  This guitar is extraordinary.
    • A ton of recording, and a whole mess of videos are being uploaded to their respective guitars.   You can see the lists below under Video and Recordings
  • More administration of the website and the gallery, as we have now surpassed 253 concert instruments available.  Are you kidding me?
    • Measurements for a number of guitars, including weights, notes on the guitars, polishing and string changes were done all morning.
    • I’m now going to sit and record for an hour or so, catching up on the 37 guitars that remain to be recorded!
    • Six new listings were created today
  • 07-05-2017 – Unusual in that I took 2 days off in the last 3 days, Sunday and Tuesday.  Does a body good.  Tanned and happy.
    • All measurement of every guitar are completed as of today.  I’m also chipping away at the recording list.  Video is being produced for gents such as Peter Argondizza – Hunter Somogie – and Aaron Benowitz – I’ll update as they come to life.
  • 07-07-2017 – recording continues, ad creation for various magazines and overall administration.  Waiting on a Juan Gonzales Cedar (with full CITES) and a few other guitars as yet held back.  Contemplating a Summer Sale of 10% off any given guitar. Use Code “summer2017” for 10% OFF Select Guitars from our Extensive Inventory!  ends August 31, 2017 – I’ve counted 80 guitars as listed under Summer2017 – check it out.
  • 07-12-2017 – An Arcangel Fernandez from 1961 might be en route.
  • A little slow here, as summer time is usually that way, (can’t begrudge people enjoying the outdoors, I’m doing it too), so we have spent some time and money on certain improvements to the gallery.  More on that later.
  • So, I’m losing a ton of weight, reading, playing golf, practicing my guitar, things are good, and wham…corneal infection as the result of a bad contact lens.  Now I can’t see out of my right eye, the one that was injured retinally 2 years ago, and I can’t play golf (at least not well).  OMG, this is a WTF moment, if ever.  Not one to go, “woe is me”, I’m out there every day for the last 2 days, struggling to see, play, etc.  It’s a hard game to begin with, try losing the sight in one eye and playing at a high level?  Yikes!!
  • 07-14-2017 – We’re going to run another SALE on Kenny Hill Estudios, where you can take $150 off the total cost.  Use Code “estudio150” to receive $150 OFF the price of any Kenny Hill Estudio in our Inventory – ends August 31, 2017 – no refunds, no backorders, only current inventory, no exchanges, guitar delivered, in a HSC is $695
  • 07-26-2017 – Quite a bit of work going on in the background, including a search for new real estate.  I’m not happy renting, so I’m buying a building or a piece of land and building my own custom structure. Nice!
  • A few guitars have arrived, including a 1986 Richard Bruné Concert Model – Steve Porter Concert Guitar #31 – Tim McCoy #58 (new) from 2014 – Alejandro Cervantes Signature Fleta Classical Guitar #427 Cedar Cocobolo – Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial 2016 Spruce Madagascar – Maxwell Sipe Classical Guitar #54 2017 Cedar Myrtle
  • 07-29-2017 – All guitars to date have been measured, weighed and all info updated.  I’m still WAY behind on recording, but I’m going to bang them out starting today.
  • A Philip Woodfield is coming to the gallery today.  A few others as well, over the next few days, but I’m scatter-brained right now.  Can’t remember nothing if I don’t write it down.  Absent-minded professor syndrome (AMPS, nice!  I like it, except for the AMPS itself?)

New or Expected Guitars

  • Steve Connor 650mm Spruce w/Madagascar RW – within 6-7 months?
  • 2017 Seth Miller Spruce with Oregon Myrtle – very pretty
  • Tom Malapanis 2014 Cedar with EIRW  – powerful guitar
  • Gernot Wagner 1993 Spruce Maple – again very powerful and very pretty
  • Rich DiCarlo 2016 Cedar
  • Rich DiCarlo 2016 Spruce
  • John Price Cedar and CSA
  • Dieter Hopf Gran Concierto 2012
  • Dieter Hopf (Professional)
  • Dieter  Hopf (Super Classic)
  • Juan Hernandez Romance
  • 1961 Ramirez Blanca stamped FM
  • 2016 Luciano Maggi Lattice – gorgeous
  • Various Flamenco guitars from Esteve/Manuel Adalid
  • Esteve 3ST58
  • Esteve 3ST63
  • Esteve 3ST64
  • Esteve 4ST
  • Esteve 7C/B
  • Esteve 7SR
  • Esteve 9C/B
  • Adalid 11
  • Adalid 12
  • Adalid Anniversarios
  • Adalid Lattice Models
  • Adalid Torres
  • Adalid Hauser
  • Alboraya Torres Especial
  • Kevin Aram Torres has arrived!  Gorgeous!
  • Luciano Maggi Classical Guitar 2016 Spruce CSA Lattice
  • 2014 GV Rubio – Hauser Elite – 640mm – Spruce Afr. Blackwood
  • 2013 John Ray 650mm – Spruce/Indian Rosewood
  • 2012 Marcus Dominelli 640mm – Cedar/Ziricote
  • 2016 Jason Wolverton – Spruce/Maple
  • Tom Blackshear #321 Reyes Model Spruce/EIRW
  • John Peter Barthell #143 Cedar/EIRW
  • Kenny Hill Performance 640 Cedar/EIRW
  • 2001 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
  • Max Sipe Cedar Myrtle – GFA showcase guitar
  • Richard Prenkert is sending #390 a Cedar/Madagascar RW guitar this week – this is an extraordinary guitar!
  • Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial 2016
  • Juan Miguel Gonzalez is sending a Cedar masterpiece in the next few weeks
  • Richard Bruné #421 Spruce
  • Steve Porter #31 Spruce EIRW
  • Tim McCoy #58 Spruce EIRW
  • Philip Woodfield

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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June 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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June 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy June 2017.  We have quite a bit of action going on here, with numerous guitars en route, Gotoh machines re-stocked, as well as Alessi Machines.

Sidenote – – I have 250 Concert Classical Guitars in stock?!  Yikes!!  See list below and crikey, there are more coming?  This is amazing to me and oh so very cool.

Guitars from Darren Hippner – Alejandro Cervantes – Fritz Ober – Kolya Panhuyzen – Enrico Bottelli – Gernot Wagner – John Price – Ramirez – Contreras – Dieter Hopf – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are being ordered as well.

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  Really really.  See list below.  Yikes!!   I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

I will NOT be able to attend the GFA this year in California.  There is simply too much work to be done here in the gallery, with the buyout of Luthiers in NYC.  My apologies to anyone who was expecting me.

I was looking forward to it, but in the end, I have to be responsible to my clients and the gallery.  Thank you kindly for your understanding.  Rich Sayage

  • 06-01-2017 – An exciting development has actually happened, where the great Tony Acosta of Luthiers in NYC is getting out of the business, offering me the majority of his stable of classical guitars.
  • Customers of Luthiers should contact me personally for any and all Consignments and or sales going forward.
  • Tony and I agreed in principle to have his museum level guitars consigned here starting in a few weeks, where we will bring in 4-6 at at time, including Simplicio – Torres – and many other great historic names
  • I’ve brought in Dieter Hopf – John Price – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez – and many guitars from Manuel Adalid as well as his Esteve line (which I’ve already represented).
  • Seth Miller is in the house
  • A 1966 Ramirez 1A is here in a 650mm scale
  • A 1975 Ramirez 1A is here in a 664mm scale
  • The latest Kevin Aram from England is en route
  • 06-02-2017 – Photography session – one of many going forward
  • 06-09-2017 – Another photo session – there is an incredible amount of work going forward, barely hitting the tip so far.  I have another 30 guitars to photograph, list and record.
  • 06-10-2017 – In the gallery at 7AM?  Do you think I have work?  LOL –
  • It occurs to me that in principle, I represent a number of new and very good luthiers now.  Seth Miller – Tom Malapanis – Rich DiCarlo – Juan Hernandez – Olivier Fanton D’Andon – John Price – and quite a few others are coming on board (can’t talk about it all just yet) as a result of expected and realized disappointment with other dealers.  Apparently I’m the best!  Nice to hear.  Pat on the back is over, back to work.  Talk soon!
  • 06-13-2017 – Work continues on the listing of numerous guitars coming thru the shop.  You can’t imagine the depth and amount of work involved, at least, to do it correctly so that you have all the information you need at your fingertips
    • Jason Wolverton – Marcus Dominelli – GV Rubio Hauser Elite – and a John Ray Torres for 2013 just entered the gallery.  Really?  More listings, more work?  LOL
    • Today was spent cataloging our Master File used for CITES and my own records, as well as cleanup, labeling, basic maintenance.  Tomorrow starts more photography, measurements, then the recording of 42 guitars begins.
    • If you can believe this, I still have another dozen instruments to catalog and list, possibly more.  Adalid Anniversarios – Luciano Maggi – Dominelli and so on.
  • 06-23-2017 – Not able to go to the GFA this year, I have decided to spend my time recording, updating, listing, photos, etc.  I have 45 guitars to record?  Seriously?
  • Both Fritz Ober guitars and Kolya Panhuysen 2012 Cedar are updated.  Links below.  This will continue through the weekend
  • Kevin Aram Julian Bream model arrived today.  Beautiful guitar!
  • 06-27-2017 – a pristine Sakurai Kohno Professional – J just arrived
    • Max Sipe is sending me a Cedar Myrtle guitar.  I love his work.
    • A guitar by Jeremy Cooper is en route
    • An Adalid Alboraya Custom Torres is en route from Manuel’s home workshop.  This guitar is extraordinary.
    • A ton of recording, and a whole mess of videos are being uploaded to their respective guitars.   You can see the lists below under Video and Recordings
  • 06-28-2017 – More administration of the website and the gallery, as we have now surpassed 253 concert instruments available.  Are you kidding me?
    • Measurements for a number of guitars, including weights, notes on the guitars, polishing and string changes were done all morning.
    • I’m now going to sit and record for an hour or so, catching up on the 37 guitars that remain to be recorded!

New or Expected Guitars

  • Steve Connor 650mm Spruce w/Madagascar RW – within 6-7 months?
  • 2017 Seth Miller Spruce with Oregon Myrtle – very pretty
  • Tom Malapanis 2014 Cedar with EIRW  – powerful guitar
  • Gernot Wagner 1993 Spruce Maple – again very powerful and very pretty
  • Rich DiCarlo 2016 Cedar
  • Rich DiCarlo 2016 Spruce
  • John Price Cedar and CSA
  • Dieter Hopf Gran Concierto 2012
  • Dieter Hopf (Professional)
  • Dieter  Hopf (Super Classic)
  • Juan Hernandez Romance
  • 1961 Ramirez Blanca stamped FM
  • 2016 Luciano Maggi Lattice – gorgeous
  • Various Flamenco guitars from Esteve/Manuel Adalid
  • Esteve 3ST58
  • Esteve 3ST63
  • Esteve 3ST64
  • Esteve 4ST
  • Esteve 7C/B
  • Esteve 7SR
  • Esteve 9C/B
  • Adalid 11
  • Adalid 12
  • Adalid Anniversarios
  • Adalid Lattice Models
  • Adalid Torres
  • Adalid Hauser
  • Alboraya Torres Especial
  • Kevin Aram Torres has arrived!  Gorgeous!
  • Luciano Maggi Classical Guitar 2016 Spruce CSA Lattice
  • 2014 GV Rubio – Hauser Elite – 640mm – Spruce Afr. Blackwood
  • 2013 John Ray 650mm – Spruce/Indian Rosewood
  • 2012 Marcus Dominelli 640mm – Cedar/Ziricote
  • 2016 Jason Wolverton – Spruce/Maple
  • Tom Blackshear #321 Reyes Model Spruce/EIRW
  • John Peter Barthell #143 Cedar/EIRW
  • Kenny Hill Performance 640 Cedar/EIRW
  • 2001 Sakurai Kohno Pro-J
  • Max Sipe Cedar Myrtle – GFA showcase guitar
  • Richard Prenkert is sending #390 a Cedar/Madagascar RW guitar this week
  • Adalid Alboraya Torres Especial 2016
  • Jeremy Cooper pre-owned is en route

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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May 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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May 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy May 2017.  We have quite a bit of action going on here, with numerous guitars en route, Gotoh machines re-stocked, as well as Alessi Machines.  Guitars from Darren Hippner – Alejandro Cervantes – Fritz Ober – Kolya Panhuyzen – Enrico Bottelli

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are being ordered as well.

As always, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

  • 04-21-2017 – 2 videos were created for Marshall Bruné and Olav Loef’s acoustic dreadnoughts.  MP3s are loaded up, video takes a bit longer, updates soon.
  • 04-25-2017 – Had fun at a radio show with Gerry Saulter over at Five Towns College.  Gave 3 concert instruments away to students in need.  A good day.
  • 04-26-2017 – Alejandro Cervantes is sending a new Hauser Signature and a Crossover Milenia Signature 1 to me
    • Darren Hippner is sending and has sent a few beauties to me as well.  Wow, these are nice guitars priced really well
  • 04-28-2017 – 2 great guitars came into the gallery today, a 2007 Fritz Ober Spruce/EIRW and a 2012 Kolya Panhuyzen Spruce/CSA RW both in very good condition
  • 05-02-2017 – An amazing Hauser Signature from Alejandro Cervantes arrived w/Spruce and Cocobolo – so very pretty.
  • 05-07-2017 – Cervantes also sent me a Crossover that is very pretty and easy to play.
    • 3 new guitars from Darren Hippner have arrived.  They are from another dealer, a NeoLattice from 2014 – a Rodriguez model and a Romanillos model both from 2013.  Really nice work from Doc
  • 05-08-2017 – Few more guitars are en route – a legit Contreras Double Top – Kenny Hill Performance #4070 Cedar 650 – Kim Lissarrague Cedar Ziricote (yes, another one) – a few others.
  • Kevin Aram confirms that his next guitar will be available in about 3 weeks.  I’ll update as I know more.
  • 05-13-2017 – Michael Cadiz visited with me from Austria (yeah, he lives there now, how cool is that?) and brought me a sweet Torres model with Romanillos design elements.  Gorgeous!
  • 05-15-2017 – Going through some older guitars, bad photography and updating, list below.
  • 05-16-2017 – Quite a few guitars are coming in from Darren Hippner – Manuel Adalid – Juan Hernandez – John Price – Dieter Hopf – Contreras – Felipe Conde Sr. – Gernot Wagner – David Rubio!  Huh, it’s good to be me?
  • 05-17-2017 – A great player, Leonardo Munoz Quiroz, visited with me today, introducing a luthier from Italy by the name of Fernando Mazza – the guitar he brought was phenomenal.
  • 05-23-2017 – Various older Ramirez guitars are en route, as well as a 1965 MG Contreras – Seth Miller has sent me one of his guitars – and a new Luciano Maggi is coming.

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Fritz Ober Classical Guitar 2007 Spruce EIRW

Fritz Ober Classical Guitar 2007 Spruce EIRW

Kolya Panhuyzen Classical Guitar 2012 Cedar CSA

Kolya Panhuyzen Classical Guitar 2012 Cedar CSA

Alejandro Cervantes Signature Hauser Classical Guitar #458 Spruce Cocobolo

Alejandro Cervantes Signature Hauser Classical Guitar #458 Spruce Cocobolo

2015 Stefano Robol Classical Guitar Cedar EIRW

2015 Stefano Robol Classical Guitar Cedar EIRW

April 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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April 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy April 2017.  A number of guitars are en route in the next month.  I’m looking around and it occurs to me that we might be running out of room?  What?!  LOL, crazy but true.

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are being ordered as well.

I’ve also arranged for a number of players to come to Savage Classical Guitar to perform Video work, demonstrating various guitars of the 250 or so concert instruments we have available.  They will be arriving from the various universities around the area, where I’ve finally found the time to connect with the great professors and fill out our roster of players to help us with this important aspect of the gallery for your pleasure and convenience.  It’s another way of me saying, I’m tired of hearing myself, we needs some new blood in the gallery.

Saying all of that, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

  • 03-25-2017 – a Pre-Owned Max Sipe from 2014 has arrived – Spruce w/EIRW – a very nice guitar in very good shape
  • 04-04-2017 – Kim Lissarrague #277 Cedar and Ziricote has arrived at the gallery.
  • 04-17-2017 – a number of things going on, including Tax Season (ack!) – quite a few guitars have come into the gallery and business is expanding greatly of late.  Updates below…thanks!
  • 04-18-2017 – Personal taxes  (ack…gack).  A lot of orders out, which is always nice.  I’m hoping everyone loves their new guitar.
    • Guitars by Fritz Ober – Michael Thames (one of my favorites) – Marshall Bruné – Olav Loef have arrived.
  • 04-21-2017 – 2 videos were created for Marshall Bruné and Olav Loef’s acoustic dreadnoughts.  MP3s are loaded up, video takes a bit longer, updates soon.
  • 04-25-2017 – Had fun at a radio show with Gerry Saulter over at Five Towns College.  Gave 3 concert instruments away to students in need.  A good day.
  • 04-26-2017 – Alejandro Cervantes is sending a new Hauser Signature and a Crossover Milenia Signature 1 to me
    • Darren Hippner is sending and has sent a few beauties to me as well.  Wow, these are nice guitars priced really well
  • 04-28-2017 – 2 great guitars came into the gallery today, a 2007 Fritz Ober Spruce/EIRW and a 2012 Kolya Panhuyzen Spruce/CSA RW both in very good condition

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Steve Porter Classical Guitar #14 2008 Spruce CSA RW - Small Scale

Steve Porter Classical Guitar #14 2008 Spruce CSA RW – Small Scale

Richard Bruné Flamenco Guitar Model 30F Spruce Cypress

Richard Bruné Flamenco Guitar Model 30F Spruce Cypress

Manuel Velazquez Classical Guitar 1966 Spruce EIRW

Manuel Velazquez Classical Guitar 1966 Spruce EIRW

2017 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar - Western Red Cedar Maple

2017 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar – Western Red Cedar Maple

March 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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March 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy March 2017.  Another month gone by and I am clueless as to how time proceeds.  So much work, so little time.  Cliche a touch, aye?  LOL

Good stuff is our own line of Signature Savage Classical Guitar strings are being developed.  Like myself, I keep things simple, Normal Tension, High Tension and Low Tension.  3 choices, simple.

Great guitars keep coming through our doors and it’s all about the guitar here in our gallery.  Our location in Bohemia has really taken shape, I work on things here constantly, tweaking and refining.  Such a wide open and comfortable space.  I really love it here.

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Nicolo Alessi has sent a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are being ordered as well.

Additionally, a slew of luthiers are in the queue, preparing and sending guitars to us in the gallery.  I will update as appropriate when the time comes.

I’ve also arranged for a number of players to come to Savage Classical Guitar to perform Video work, demonstrating various guitars of the 250 or so concert instruments we have available.  They will be arriving from the various universities around the area, where I’ve finally found the time to connect with the great professors and fill out our roster of players to help us with this important aspect of the gallery for your pleasure and convenience.  It’s another way of me saying, I’m tired of hearing myself, we needs some new blood in the gallery.

Saying all of that, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

  • 02-22-2017 – A number of video/audio shoots are scheduled for tomorrow, featuring George England and Jon Wasserman
  • 02-28-2017 – Videos are starting to go up from last weeks video shoot.  A Kenny Hill Signature has arrived as well.
  • 03-03-2017 – Photo shoot for a new Kenny Hill Signature and 2 Adalid guitars, 1 a Hauser and the other an Adalid Model 1
  • 03-04-2017 – A flamenco shoot was done with the awesome Vito Genna – videos will go up within 2 weeks or less
  • 03-05-2017 – A Kenny Hill fan braced 2009 Signature 640mm arrived with Spruce and CSA RW
  • 03-08-2017 – 3 new videos went up.  See down below under Videos
  • 03-17-2017 –  A little busy of late with corp. taxes and administration.  Lot of guitars have come in from Manuel Velazquez – Cordoba – Steve Porter and Richard Bruné
  • 03-20-2017 – Numerous photographic updates and 2 new videos from Jon Wasserman.  The flamenco videos are just about done and should be updated tomorrow.
  • 03-21-2017 – All the Flamenco videos (5) went up today on the listings and YouTube.  Nice!
  • 03-24-2017 – Kind of boring, just admin work, tightening up the site.  I find so many little errors, it drives me nuts.  Fix fix fix
  • 03-25-2017 – a Pre-Owned Max Sipe from 2014 has arrived – Spruce w/EIRW – a very nice guitar in very good shape
  • 03-28-2017 – Kim Lissarrague is sending #277 Cedar and Ziricote to the gallery.

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Kenny Hill Signature Classical Guitar #2878 Spruce CSA 640

Kenny Hill Signature Classical Guitar #2878

Spruce CSA 640

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Hauser Spruce EIRW #006

Manuel Adalid Classical Guitar Hauser

Spruce EIRW #006

Ashley Sanders Classical Guitar #57 2014 Spruce Burl Ash

Ashley Sanders Classical Guitar #57

2014 Spruce Burl Ash

Michel Brück Classical Guitar #167 2012 Spruce EIRW DT

Michel Brück Classical Guitar #167

2012 Spruce EIRW DT

February 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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February 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy February 2017.  A whole month has gone by in a seeming blink of an eye.  So many great things are happening.  Also, not so great, as in…we’re working on CITES master file for the US Fish & Wildlife Service Management Office.  Inventory check for the end of the year and paperwork being filed in that regard as well.  Administration is tough.  There’s so much beautiful stuff here, but it all needs to be cataloged for various reasons and outside agencies, including insurances.  Yikes!  OK, that’s the bad stuff.

Good stuff is our own line of Signature Savage Classical Guitar strings are being developed.  Like myself, I keep things simple, Normal Tension, High Tension and Low Tension.  3 choices, simple.

Great guitars keep coming through our doors and it’s all about the guitar here in our gallery.  Our location in Bohemia has really taken shape, I work on things here constantly, tweaking and refining.  Such a wide open and comfortable space.  I really love it here.

We have also arranged for client financing through PayPal Credit.  In essence, they are offering you a 6 month loan Interest Free if paid within that time period.  Loan terms seem favorable as well, for those needing longer than 6 months to pay down the financing.  It’s a great option, one that might open the door to a special instrument you might have your eyes on.

Nicolo Alessi is sending a complete re-supply of tuning machines to the gallery.

Gotoh machines are being ordered as well.

Additionally, a slew of luthiers are in the queue, preparing and sending guitars to us in the gallery.  I will update as appropriate when the time comes.

I’ve also arranged for a number of players to come to Savage Classical Guitar to perform Video work, demonstrating various guitars of the 250 or so concert instruments we have available.  They will be arriving from the various universities around the area, where I’ve finally found the time to connect with the great professors and fill out our roster of players to help us with this important aspect of the gallery for your pleasure and convenience.  It’s another way of me saying, I’m tired of hearing myself, we needs some new blood in the gallery.

Saying all of that, our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy.

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

02-02-2017 –

  • A Tom Blackshear Rodriguez model has arrived.  Nice guitar.  I’m doing a full scale setup on her, clean and polish.  Tom always builds a powerful and sweet sounding guitar.
  • Douglass Scott has a beautiful guitar in his shop for us very soon.  Cedar with Bosnian Maple and a center panel of Macassar Ebony.   Photos look dynamite.
  • Been taking care of inventory issues, tuning machines, strings, guitars, etc.  Some confusion along the way, but all cleared up.  Systems are tighter as is easy to view storage.  Building out the closet areas was fun, lot of work, but totally worth it.
  • 2014 Jochen Rothel with Spruce w/EIRW is en route in excellent condition
  • Kim Lissarrague of Australia sent us #272 Cedar with Ziricote – that’s the way to get around CITES  LOL
  • Steve Porter sent us a bit older guitar from 2013 – #20 Spruce, more traditional – in New Condition
  • Alejandro Cervantes sent us a new Signature Rodriguez #448 that is simply superb
  • An early 2000 Dominique Delarue is en route, in excellent condition
  • 02-10-2017 – A bit of a slow week, allowing me time to administrate the site, backend ops, catch up on photography, recording, etc.  Always good to take advantage of some down time.  Oh yes, the snowstorm kicked our butts here on Long Island.  I personally measured a cool 15″ of heavy wet snow in the middle of my driveway at home.  Yeah, that was NOT fun.  Actually caught a bit of frostbite on my right hand fingers.  Not cool.
  • 02-12-2017 – With a little bit of downtime here in the Gallery, I’ve gone about updating various photo shoots, as you can see below under Photography.  I also discovered that a Manuel Adalid Torres #005 here in the shop is a 650mm scale length?  I ordered 2 640mm guitars, but clearly one of them was larger.  Measurements and such info are fully updated for the Adalid Torres #005.  Nice guitar.
  • 02-13-2017Alessi Machines are here in force.  All inventories are updated on the site.
  • 02-14-2017 – OK, I have to say it…”Happy Valentine’s Day”.  On that note, yes it is, a 2003 Dominique Delarue #258 just entered my shop.  Excellent condition, the gentleman barely played the guitar.  Cedar/EIRW
  • 02-15-2017 – Robert Vincent Classical Guitar #175-R 2016 Spruce EIRW arrived.  Pretty girl
  • 02-17-2016 – A gorgeous Antonio Marin Montero has arrived – Alpine Spruce w/CSA RW all hand selected.  Very impressive example of the Granada school
    • A new Kenny Hill Signature Cedar 640mm is en route as well as a 2009 Fan Braced Signature with Spruce/CSA RW, both spectacular examples of Kenny’s Signature work.
    • Steve Connor just wrote to me saying that his build schedule will include a 650 Spruce Madagascar RW for the gallery!  Sweet!!
    • Ashley Sanders #57 – a seriously beautiful guitar is en route.  Should be here Monday (guitar has arrived, what a beauty).
    • Adalid Torres Especiale from his Alboraya shop is coming.  Possibly 2 Tom Blackshear guitars and a Bruné Fleta?  Wow, the list for today keeps growing, and then…
    • A Michel Brück from 2012 is en route in excellent condition with Karura fitted case and Rodgers!  Busy day so far, and I like it!  LOL
  • 02-18-2017 – Been here since 7AM recording, updating, measuring and inspecting 8 guitars that just came in, polishing, and re-stringing some guitars.  Waiting on the Brück classical guitar.  Whooo…fun?
  • 02-21-2017 – Kenny Hill has a Performance 640 Spruce just about ready to be sent to the shop next week.
  • 02-22-2017 – A number of video/audio shoots are scheduled for tomorrow, featuring George England and Jon Wasserman
  • 02-28-2017 – Videos are starting to go up from last weeks video shoot.  A Kenny Hill Signature has arrived as well.

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

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Alejandro Cervantes Signature Rodriguez Classical Guitar #448 Spruce Cocobolo

Alejandro Cervantes

Signature Rodriguez #448

Steve Porter Classical Guitar #20 2013 Spruce EIRW

Steve Porter

CG #20 Spruce/EIRW

Kim Lissarrague Classical Guitar #272 2017 Cedar Ziricote

Kim Lissarrague

Classical Guitar #272

Kim Lissarrague Classical Guitar #272 2017 Cedar Ziricote

Jochen Rothel

2014 Spruce/EIRW

Douglass Scott 2017 Cedar with Bosnian Maple

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Douglass Scott and I have been working together for a while.  His guitars are simply superb.  He just wrote to me today to let me know about the next guitar he’s building for Savage Classical Guitar.  A Western Red Cedar top with Bosnian Maple Back & Sides, featuring a Macassar Ebony strip down the middle of the back.  Fingerboard will also be Macassar ebony to match the back, bindings will be regular black ebony. Head stock, bridge and purfling lines are Amazon rosewood. As per Douglass, ” Will look cool I think and should sound really nice too. Also will have sound port with cover and elevated fingerboard. ”  I agree.  Look at the raw shots below.  Sweet!

The guitar is now available.  You can find the listing here!  Thank you kindly, Rich

January 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

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January 2017 Blog Updates Savage Classical Guitar

Happy New Year to all of our clientele, luthiers and first time visitors to our wonderful and very personal guitar portal.  As many of you know, we have moved into a new gallery space in Bohemia, NY.  It’s a wonder to have so much space and air to host concerts, video sessions and to have every single guitar at arm’s length.  I urge you to make some time to come visit with us.  We have 4 people here in the gallery now, Dan Bouza (web, media, video/audio engineer), Lawrence Staebler (video specialist), Joy Arden (part-time helping various tasks about the gallery and well, me, Rich Sayage.  I don’t know what my purpose is, here, but eventually, everybody figures out I’m the guy.  LOL

So, the end of 2016 was a monster for us.  So many great guitars came in and went to great people.  Very satisfying to know that we did the best we could to be of help, first and foremost, with customer service and knowledge our highest mandates.  OK, enough of all that.  On to the good stuff, guitars baby.  Yeah, it’s all about the guitar.

Our selection of quality classical guitars is unprecedented.  I personally approve every guitar that comes across my threshold.  If a guitar is not up to standard, it is sent back.  I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to my shop, appreciating the wide selection, where I trust and hope that you will find your perfect guitar.  Enjoy,

My best, always!  Rich – call me at 631-335-5447   – my personal email is here

Updates

01-03-2017 – Weird to write 2017, no?  We’re working on CITES master file for the US Fish & Wildlife Service Management Office.  Inventory check for the end of the year and paperwork being filed in that regard as well.  Administration is tough.  There’s so much beautiful stuff here, but it all needs to be cataloged for various reasons and outside agencies, including insurances.  Yikes!

  • Peter Oberg is sending us a great guitar – it will be a pleasure to represent a fine gentleman and excellent craftsman. – guitar has arrived!
  • A 2007 Enrico Bottelli has arrived, (the last one sold inside of a week, I believe).  This one is #217 Spruce/CSA
  • I’m in serious discussion with a number of high profile luthiers.  Apparently, being restricted and confined by other dealers is not working for them.  Finally, reason has become self-evident.  Nice!
  • Ignacio Rozas 2008 very clean is coming to the shop
  • Cordoba Torres and Hauser models are being ordered
  • Gotoh Machines are being ordered – premium and 40G2000 series
  • Kenny Hill Player guitars and 1 Estudio has been ordered.
  • btw, having a big sale on all Hill Estudio guitars – another 10% off means $725 out the door with HSC included.  Right, very nice!
  • A Tom Blackshear Rodriguez model has arrived.  Nice guitar.  I’m doing a full scale setup on her, clean and polish.  Tom always builds a powerful and sweet sounding guitar.
  • Douglass Scott has a beautiful guitar in his shop for us very soon.  Cedar with Bosnian Maple and a center panel of Macassar Ebony.   Photos look dynamite.
  • Been taking care of inventory issues, tuning machines, strings, guitars, etc.  Some confusion along the way, but all cleared up.  Systems are tighter as is easy to view storage.  Building out the closet areas was fun, lot of work, but totally worth it.
  • A 2014 Jochen Rother Spruce w/EIRW is en route in excellent condition
  • Kim Lissarrague of Australia is sending #272 Cedar with Ziricote – that’s the way to get around CITES  LOL

New or Expected Guitars

Photography

Recording

Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is always highly recommended

Video

Luthier Bios

 

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Michael Batell Acoustic Guitar #56 Cedar Maple

Michael Batell Limbo Acoustic Guitar

Jean Rompré Classical Guitar #150 2015 Cedar MacEbony

Jean Rompré #150

Tobias Berg Classical Guitar 60 2009 Spruce Maple

Tobias Berg #60

Stephan Connor #307 “Faith”