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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 have some guitars 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.

We also have a new dedicated website, SoundAntiques linked also at top of this page, for special and rare antique instruments of various types. Please do visit and have a look

Guitars for Sale, October, 2017

Private Treaty sales: We now offer for sale via 'Private Treaty' various selected instruments, and these are indicated as such in each category stock list. We are actively looking for high quality instruments for clients, and this scheme may be the ideal way to bring buyers and sellers together: click Here for Terms and Conditions

Special Notice: I have decided to offer for sale my 2017 'shop demo' early this year, as I have the 2018 model nearly completed. I will take photos soon, and put a link here, but the basic details are: Madagascar back and ribs, Fine aged master grade spruce top, a unique handmade rosette, Hauser 1 / Torres model. Rodgers tuners, French polished, with lacewood inset bindings. double-purfled table edge. This guitar is new, made this year, and offered with my full 'lifetime warrantee'. This opportunity enables a prospective player to bypass my usual lengthy waiting list, and acquire a fine sounding master quality concert guitar. For further details, measurements, price, etc., please contact me.

Mandolins: We stock and sell many mandolins, as well as other unusual rare instruments: all information on these has now moved to another website, linked here: SoundAntiques Please visit this new website for details for all the mandolins and other rare instruments currently on offer. ( The list below remains, but links from here not active, while this transition takes place during March and April 2012)

Recently Sold

I invite you to take a 'virtual tour' through my website, which is continually under construction and renewal, and I welcome any comments you may have about the site. Not all links and pages are active, but I hope to complete the site soon.

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

Please enjoy a tour through the new site!