Antonio Bernal Flamenco Blanca

During my last trip to Spain I must have see at least 20 very expensive Flamenco guitars by various makers but all the guitars were made in the same factory in Valencia. So it is very refreshing to receive this new Antonio Bernal Blanca last week. Featured on the left is a 2011 Antonio Bernal … Continue reading

Spruce vs Cedar (Richard Howell)

Richard Howell is an Australian luthier who has been making guitars since the 70’s. This post is about two of his guitars that I have in stock; two 1992 concert classical guitars for $6,950 each. Richard Howell comes from quite a musical background (his father was an accomplished violinist & concert master) and he began … Continue reading

David Rubio Classical Guitars

“Well-made guitars must improve. They don’t have instant tone, only instant potential.” David Rubio, Luthier David Rubio (1934 – 2000) originally planned a career in medicine but became fascinated with flamenco music.  He took lessons from Pepe Martinez (1923-1985), the flamenco maestro from Seville, and became interested in guitar making; observing the luthiers at work. … Continue reading