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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, December, 2018

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


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)

  • Luigi Embergher, Orchestral model 1, in near perfect original condition, ready to play, with fitted case. Please enquire
  • Emanuele Egildo, Roman mandolin, (dated, signed and labelled,) fine and rare example, ready to play, for further details please enquire.
  • Roman Mandolin by Giacomo Gallessi, Rome, (b.1876): Branded on table, very similar to Embergher model 5 Orchestral, fluted maple back, fine rare example.
  • Raffaele Calace , good original conditon.
  • Calace mandolyra, very original, fluted back, under restoration, nearly completed- Enquire please
  • Calace Mandolin, 1936, good, under light restoration. Enquire
  • Unlabelled, probably Vinaccia, fluted maple back, highly decorative, perfect, orginal late 19th C. Enquire
  • Kisslinger, highly decorative, good model, with metal inlaid stringing on back. Enquire
  • Probably an American maker, unlabelled, the most perfect fine tulipwood model, highly decorated, late 19th C. Enquire
  • Many others, detailed list to follow- enquire please
  • Mandolins purchased, especially Embergher.

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!