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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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Brian Cohen Guitars: Terms of Trade

To commission a guitar


CITES:. New Cites Regulations were revised in November 2019 especially pertaining to ALL rosewood species : Dalbergia Nigra - Brazilian Rosewood is still on Appendix A, ie full permits needed: All other rosewood species are downgraded to Appendix B, ie article 10 certificates only needed, and this is much less restrictive to export/import for personal use. In some countries , no permit is needed at all, (apart from Brazilian Rosewood.) Please also check with your own countries' CITES regulatory body, to be sure. Each country can vary the terms on an individual basis.


Studio Items

I do sell some accessories via mail order, enquire please

Prices: I reserve the right to alter any price to reflect currency fluctuations at any time without notice. I will try however to indicate this where possible.

VAT (Sales Tax) and Export: VAT is not charged. I am happy to ship anywhere in the world, using the best courier for any particular country, usually DHL, FedEx, UPS, charged out at cost price

Payment: Payment is taken in advance, via electronic transfer only. Any bank / conversion charges for payments made in a foreign currency must be paid for by the purchaser at originating bank. All items remain the property of Brian Cohen until paid for in full.

Cases: Cases are sent via courier, charged at cost price. Packing is free. Delivery is extra, and not included in the price quoted. Typical prices are for most UK mainland addresses,18.95 for Violin or Viola cases, 30 for Guitar cases and 35 for Cello cases. Bass cases quoted for on request. For remote addresses, there may be an additional charge- please check when ordering to get the correct price for your area.

Not all instruments I stock are listed on the site: e mail, call and ask, I may well have it, or know where to get it for you. We are always pleased to discuss and advise. Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' and 'Directions' pages.