Welcome to our new classical guitar section.
Huge Sale Now On – £100 off
Street Musician is now proud to be able to offer our readers a small range of handmade classical guitars from South America, made by the same expert luthier and musician who has been touring South America and the rest of the world, performing and making professional instruments including charangos, quena flutes and classical guitars for over 30 years.
The classical guitars featured on this site now and in the future are all quality instruments that have been made using rare woods native to South America, and in true Street Musician style have been tested, inspected and vetted by one of Britain’s most respected luthiers and classical musicians – Colin Thompson.
A master craftsman, musical engineer and expert in his field, including all types of stringed and woodwind instruments, Colin is also a respected musician, classical guitarist and author of ‘The English Fiddle Tutor’. He has spent his life dealing with instruments of this nature and has clients from all over England travelling to see him, seeking his advice and expertise.
He has kindly agreed to vet the classical guitars, charangos and flutes you see here on Street Musician to ensure my buyers receive good quality instruments at a fair price.
After many years of working from his own home workshop, Colin has now moved and works in association with Harmony Music in Dorchester, one of the largest independent music shops in the country.
The instruments featured on this site have also been checked by the proprietors of Harmony Music and have been given the green light to be displayed in their shop for sale to the public if we would like them to.
I would like to thank Colin and the proprietors of Harmony Music in their support of the instrument sales here on Street Musician and hope to continue to have a successful relationship, ensuring the quality of the instruments I sell and the complete satisfaction of my buyers.
These handmade guitars have been tested for sound quality, construction, action, intonation and thoroughly checked to ensure they have been set up correctly by the producer.
All of our guitars have gained good reviews, been given a clean bill of health and have subsequently been priced at their true values.
Even better, you will find the true prices of these guitars have been slashed even further to ensure these guitars reach my customers at a truly unbelievable price.
In the future, Street Musician will be mostly featuring classical guitars in the traditional full body style along with the odd the cut out body shape as well.
The guitars shown here all feature cutouts and were originally made after receiving a few requests for cut out guitars after a short survey. As the guitars shown here are all priced between the £250 – £500 mark, I figured I’d see how they fared as opposed to the traditional full classical shape.
My next few guitars may be considerably more expensive and I will also be featuring different makers from other well established luthier families in South America, after getting them vetted and checked for sound quality and good workmanship of course.
Here is the second of our featured handmade classical guitars.
This second guitar is the mid priced model of our three and has also been thoroughly inspected, played and tested by Colin Thompson.
Although this guitar is a cheaper model and features a Rosewood fretboard instead of an Ebony one, it is also very well balanced, is correctly set up and has great intonation, action, sustain, volume and a comparable sound to the guitar above.
This guitar has been professionally valued at at least £375 by Colin and Harmony Music.
As a special offer here on Street Musician, I am offering this guitar for sale at £349
NOW HUGE CLEARANCE – £ 100 OFF
SALE PRICE £ 249
This guitar features a Rosewood fretboard, the body and neck is constructed of Bolivian Jacaranda wood, the soundboard is Oregon pine.
This guitar also comes with a free hard/semi hard case. More details below.
This handmade classical guitar, along with a free hard/semi hard case has been professionally valued at £375, but is listed here for sale here on Street Musician for £349
CLEARANCE SALE – £ 100 OFf
SORRY ! ITEM NOW SOLD
Dents, Faults and Abrasions
If you study the photos above, on the 5th row down you will notice a small slice in the rosette that travels for about a 5 ml into the pattern. The fault is visible but not hugely noticeable when viewing the guitar. In my opinion the photo’s that depict this cut do make it appear more prominent than it does in real life and I think it’s visibility depends on the light reflection and the angle at which the guitar is viewed. Obviously, in my photo’s I have tried to depict the fault as clearly as possible in order to give the viewer the best chance of making the correct purchase decision.
Apart from this, the finish is quite good across the rest of the guitar, although there is a pooling of vanish just beside the left hand side of the saddle. This can be seen on the 4th photo down on the main section of photos. This pooling of clear varnish can’t really be seen easily on the guitar unless you look for it or view it in the light at the right angle, but as always, what you get with Street Musician is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, right across the board.
These cosmetic issues in no way affect the playability, action, intonation and beautiful tonal qualities of this guitar, and it’s original valuation of £375 has already taken into account all these minor faults. The guitar would be valued at a slightly higher price had these issues not arisen.
Please take your time to study the images above and if you have any questions about this instrument then feel free to contact me by email or the comment form below.
The case was made by a separate case manufacturer and is made of aluminium and plastic. It was bought mainly to protect the guitar during importation. Although it it is a hard case, I would say it’s level of construction lies somewhere in between the solidity of a semi hard case and a hard shell case.
The case looks nice and the finish is adequate, but on close inspection is a little rough in places. It does come free with the guitar and will last well but as I am somewhat of a perfectionist, I would ideally have liked it to have had a slightly better finish. However, those who have seen and inspected the case have expressed the fact that it looks fine and is satisfactory for the purpose.
This particular make of case is very commonly used in Bolivia and around South America and you will find many exporters supply this exact case as a standard for international export and local use. It is for this reason I selected this model for my guitars.
I would much rather show you the instrument in person and am willing to travel reasonable distances to accommodate a buyer. You are also welcome to personally view or collect the instrument from my residence. Please use the contact form below or email me to arrange a viewing.
Handmade Classical Guitar
Made by a Famous Andean Musician, Luthier & Composer Over 30 Years Experience Making and Performing Fine Instruments Handcrafted with Jacaranda, Rosewood, Oregon Pine Vetted by Professional UK Musician, Luthier and Musical Engineer Fair Trade, Directly from the Artisan in Bolivia Expertly valued at £375, priced at £349 100 % Money Back Guarantee.
For this handmade concert guitar and case.
SORRY ! THIS GUITAR HAS BEEN SOLD
+ Postage & Packaging anywhere in the UK – £ 14.99
I accept the following payment methods.
PayPal is my preferred method of payment, but I will also accept cheques and postal orders.
For residents in the UK – Click below to purchase.
If you live outside the UK, I am also willing to post this guitar anywhere in the world providing payment is made first. Please contact me to discuss price and international postage requirements.
This product comes directly from the artisans own hands and was bought with a fair trade and with the greatest respect.
Remember – If you are interested in purchasing this instrument, you are always covered by the Street Musician guarantee.
I also have other instruments for sale on this site and will have much more to offer in the near future. Check out my instruments page for details. I am currently in the process of setting up another web site to promote these and many other weird and wonderful items from South America and I also have a few auctions running on Ebay if you would like to take a look.
It may take a while, but there’s going to be some great stuff coming this way. So keep checking back for more great offers here on Street Musician.
Thanks for looking.
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