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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, December, 2022

I do sometimes 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.

Brian Cohen 2022: Classical guitar, 'Alondria', made as the studio 'demo' guitar for 2022. Condition is new, the H1/Torres model. 65 cms scale, Brazilian Rosewood (with full Cites to apply for so allow a month to obtain the permit), Spruce, the fully purfled figured Satinwood bindings give this guitar a real 'old school' look, double purfled table, unique rosette, Rodgers. French Polish finish. Even, smooth and rich tone, with a really easy action. With hardshell Hiscox Artise flight case. This guitar is available now, subject to the CITES permit being obtained. Details and Photos: HERE:

Brian Cohen 2022: Classical guitar, 'Colibri', made for stock and available for immediate sale from the end of November 2022. Condition is new, the H1/Torres model. 65 cms scale, figured Brazilian Rosewood (with Full Cites to apply for so allow a month to obtain the permit), Spruce, Rodgers. Satinwood bindings, unique rosette with 'ears of wheat' surround, French Polish finish. Even, smooth and rich tone, with a really easy action. With hardshell Hiscox Artise flight case. This guitar is to be available from end of November 2022, subject to the CITES permit being obtained. Detials and Photos: HERE:

Brian Cohen, 2012 / 2013 steel string 'Martin 000-42 style' guitar, based on the Martin signature 'Eric Clapton' model, made from a beautiful Brazilian type figured maple, Guixava, ( Macrophilia Gardnerianum) and mature aged spruce top, with Sperzl locking tuners into flat head with original style Martin type v-join to headstock, Hiscox case. This guitar was initiated for the filming for 'Searching for Sugerman', which won the 2013 Oscar for 'Best Documentary', and used in the background to filming scenes, all done in my studio during 2012. This guitar is the finished result.
Details and Photo Slideshow: HERE


Mandolins and other items of Musical Interest: I stock and sell many mandolins, as well as other unusual rare instruments, including banjos, books, violin family, other unusual, curious and rare collectors pieces. Al 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.

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