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Brian Cohen, Guitar Maker

I became a professional guitar maker in 1972, and am now the longest-established independant classical guitar maker in the UK. As well as classical guitars I make many other types, including flamenco, requinto, multi-string, steel string 'acoustic' guitars, archtop Jazz, as well as historic reconstructions. 'Special commissions' are welcomed. (Member of the Crafts Council Selected Index.)

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Instruments for Sale

I do usually have some instruments in stock for sale: some new, some pre-owned older master guitars and some rare antique guitars too- enquire please. I also look to buy outright fine master guitars- contact me with what you have for sale please.

Classical Guitar, 2022. 'Colibri'.

A Brazilian Rosewood classical guitar, made for stock during 2022, named 'Colibri', now completed and available for immediate sale. This guitar is brand new, and carries my full lifetime warrantee, and available to private buyers only. Based on my Bream style Hauser 1/Torres model, scale length 65 cms. Traditional 7 fans bars, with bridge pad, harmonic bars closed, with full end height. Beautifully figured Brazilian rosewood back and ribs, edged with figured satinwood, and a fine grained 'moonwood split from log' spruce top, matured in my studio for decades. Cedar neck, joined by double tapered exposed V join. Unique handmade rosette, using traditional motif with 'ears of wheat' border, double purfled top. Bridge topped with closed M.o.P. bridge frame, inlaid with matching detail. Fitted with Acquila Alabaster normal tension strings, but can alter to suit players taste. Rodgers tuners, specially made for this guitar. Headstock, own stock pattern. Natural French polish finish.

Condition Details:
This is a new guitar, and is sold 'as new' with the full lifetime warrantee. There may be at time of sale one or 2 very small marks in the finish, I will point these out when sold, which could be caused by players trying the guitar in the studio.

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Price: 8500 , Case included, Hiscox Artiste, black, CITES permit included, Lacey Declaration for USA included. Any Import permit (eg CITES) in receiving country is at clients own cost.

All payments must be in UK sterling, and made via electronic transfer only.
VAT: No VAT is payable.
It is always best to try any guitar in person at the studio. For overseas visitors, I am happy to arrange transport and accommodation during your stay to facilitate your visit in person.

Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page. Visitors welcomed, but strictly by appointment only.