The guitars in this section are listings with us, sold on commission. We do not, however, accept every guitar offered us. As we cannot examine many of these instrument directly, we use a questionnaire and photos to judge its condition, and accept only those appear to be in good condition, and that we feel we can represent well. The owner sets the price, so we will present any offer made to the owner. We act as a middleman in the transaction: assuring both the seller that payment is made, and the buyer that the guitar will be shipped.
RETURN POLICY: Buyers have a 48 hour inspection period in which to let us know if they intend to return the guitar. If this option is excersized, once returned to the owner in the same condition as sent, full refund would be made.
Search our inventory of used, fine handmade classical and flamenco guitars, and feel free to ask us any questions you may have about them.
1952 Marcelo Barbero, Concert Flamenco Guitar
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: Spanish Cypress
Marcelo Barbero was born in Madrid in 1904. Marcelo was trained by José Ramirez II, and gave José Ramirez III his initial lessons in guitar building. When Santos Hernandez died in 1943, Marcelo went to his widow to see about taking over her husband's old shop.
1994 Ignacio Fleta, Concert Classical Guitar, No 966
Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Ignacio Fleta Sr (1897-1977) only made some 16 guitars a year, soon his waiting lists had become so long that it was virtually impossible to obtain a guitar from him directly. After his death in 1977, his two sons Gabriel (1929-2013) and Francisco (1925-) and his grandson Gabriel Fleta Jr continued his work, and themselves have a waiting list of 20 years of their own.
1905 Jose Ramirez I, Concert Classical Guitar
Top: German Spruce
Back & Sides: European maple
José Ramirez Planell (1858-1923) and his brother Manuel (1864-1916) were the founders of the Ramirez dynasty of guitar makers that came to define the Madrid School. When José was just 12, he was apprenticed to Francisco González (1818c-1880c).