(Listed in alphabetical order)



Paulino Bernabe guitars

Michel Brück - Germany

Double tops combining the tonal beauty of an old Hauser with the power and focus of a fine Dammann...

Michel Brück's flawlessly crafted double top guitars easily achieve his stated aim "to achieve a fusion of 'old' and 'new': the unique tonal quality of old European guitars in combination with the power and dynamics of an outstanding new technique". His guitars raise new expectations for the double top guitar...


Gregory Byers - USA

"I have played many concerts with a Byers guitar."
-David Russell

David Russell and David Tanenbaum have both played/recorded using a Byers guitar. Because of this his fan braced, elevated fingerboard, instruments have achieved a well deserved reputation. Greg is now also building fine lattice braced guitars that retain the traditional warmth and beauty of his fan braced guitars, with the power and focus available through this contemporary design.....


Matthias Dammann Guitars

Matthias Dammann - Germany

The ‘holy grail’ of contemporary double top guitars

One of the most sought after guitars in the world and played by a number of world renowned concert artists, Dammann burst on the scene with his double top design in the 80’s and his guitars quickly became the ‘must have’ guitar for some of the finest players on the planet...


Delarue Guitars

Dominique Delarue - France

Considered to be the ‘next Daniel Freiderich’ by many

Dominique builds in the South of France and, like Matthias Dammann and other builders, admits that he is strongly inspired by Daniel Friederich. Other well known French builders, and many dealers and players, consider Delarue to be the most likely heir to the Freiderich legacy...


Thomas Humphrey guitars

Casimiro Lozano – Spain

Powerful Spanish guitars using a patented highly modified fan brace system

When a close friend and concert artist told me he had basically 'retired' his Fleta because he enjoyed his Lozano guitar for concerts so much, I admit I was a bit skeptical. Now after hearing many Lozano guitars I understand completely why he made this choice. These guitars have the excellent power expected in lattice and double top guitars, but retaining the essential tonal beauty of a fine traditional Spanish guitar...


Thomas Humphrey guitars

Andrés Marvi - Spain

Modern Spanish masterpieces with captivating qualities, recommended by Robert Ruck...

When Robert Ruck says 'take a look at this guys work', I listen! That is how I was introduced to Andres Marvi. Andres, who is German but builds in Spain, and his guitars have attracted much interest from both Classical (Goran Krivokapic/Anthony Graham Devine) as well as flamenco players (Gerardo Nunez). He blends the influences of several building styles into a thoroughly modern version of the Spanish Guitar, with excellent results...


Thomas Humphrey guitars Claudio Meneghelli - Switzerland

Stunning Romanillos inspired guitars, recommended by Jose and Liam Romanillos!

The first luthier ever to be specially recognized by Jose and Liam Romanillos, Claudio has received significant acknowledgement for his Romanillos inspired instruments. Museum quality craftsmanship combined with a gorgeous tonal palate and doubled sides producing excellent volume, the result is instruments that are simply sublime...


Thomas Humphrey guitars

David Merrin - England

Magnificent Romanillos inspired guitars, recommended by Jose and Liam Romanillos!

One of only two luthiers in the world formally recognized and endorsed by Jose and Liam Romanillos, exquisite attention to detail, the highest quality of workmanship, with an angelic voice that is very reminiscent of a fine Romanillos and yet uniquely a "David Merrin" at the same time...


Fritz Mueller guitars Dieter Müller – Germany

Superb Dammann inspired German double tops...

I have worked with Dieter for more many years now. His solid top guitars are wonderful, but in recent years it is his double top guitars that have caught the attention of my clients, and with good reason. His guitars are very Dammann-like in look/sound and feel, and no wonder, he credits Matthiass Dammann as a major influence along with Robert Ruck and others, and Matthias has generously shared ideas and theories with Dieter. Dieter has also studied physics and is a fine player, and this results in double tops of the highest caliber...


Michael Oleary guitars

Michael O’Leary – Ireland

Lattice bracing meets fan bracing with wonderful results

In the past, if you asked a player to list countries that were known for fine contemporary concert classical guitars, well, they would probably not have listed “Ireland”. That is about to change. For the past two years clients from all over have been whispering the name “Michael O’Leary” in my ear, now I know why...


Jim Redgate guitars

Jim Redgate - Australia

If you could 'mate' a Smallman, Fleta and Dammann, the result would be a Redgate...

My hands down number one selling guitar for years now. Incredible volume, stunning tone, and playability that is so comfortable one has to check just to be certain they are actually playing a Classical Guitar. Ana Vidovic borrowed one to play for a concert and was so impressed that she literally walked off the stage and called me to order one of her own. Jim has kindly selected Classic Guitars International as the sole source of Jim Redgate guitars worldwide...


Liam Romanillos guitars

Liam Romanillos - England

The fine tradition of Jose Romanillos is carried on through the ongoing collaboration of father and son

Romanillos guitars by both father and son are among the most desired of instruments. Known for their haunting and romantic sound, owning a Romanillos has been the dream of many fine players. For this reason, Liam’s waiting list stretches out for more than seven years. Liam has honored me by consenting to offer a highly limited number of special instruments through Classic Guitars International...


Robert Ruck guitars

Robert Ruck - USA

The ‘Luthiers’ Luthier

Robert’s reputation for fine guitars and building perfection is such that I have noticed a very interesting phenomenon over the years. When several of the (now) famous builders wanted to see the ultimate in the refinement and building of Classical guitars, they invariably made the pilgrimage to visit Robert Ruck. Ruck guitars are played be innumerable recording artists and professionals.Robert closed his regular list years ago due to a large back log of orders. He is filling those orders and would only considers accepting a new order on a very limited basis, in the future, so I am truly honored that he has agreed to provide a limited number of his fine instruments through Classic Guitars International.


Philip Woodfield guitars

Philip Woodfield - England

Traditional appearance and tone with lattice braced volume

Philips guitars are played by a number of concert artists in Europe at this time. His instruments possess and elegant traditional appearance that belies the fact that they are actually powerful contemporary lattice braced guitars...

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