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1989 Santa Cruz Tony Rice

$6,995
What happens when you put one of the world's foremost acoustic flatpickers and a present day grand master of American guitar building in the same room? A little something like the Tony Rice signature model from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. Richard Hoover and Tony Rice began collaborating on a guitar for Tony as early as 1978, and by 1989 the Tony Rice model was born: Brazilian Rosewood back and...
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2016 Dehradun Guitar Company SJ

$4,495
Dave Murray's India-based Dehradun Guitar Company is consistently churning out guitars which sound as good as they look. That's saying something, considering the precision of the fit and finish and the harmonious sense of curve and contour present in this 2017 SJ in North Indian Rosewood and Redwood.If you're in the market for a well-balanced and responsive guitar that lends itself...
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2010 Ryan Paradiso

$7,195
What a great day to be alive! Playing this 2010 Paradiso Grand Concert from Kevin Ryan is sure to put a smile to your lips and some tasty tunes to your fingertips. The perfect size for someone who wants a big ole' voice in a medium-small package, the Paradiso is lively, responsive, and a breeze to play. This is one of only a few Mahogany Ryans we've ever seen, and we gotta say that Kevin...
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2017 Lavoie Guitars Fan Fret

$7,495
Benoît Lavoie has been in the lutherie game for a while now, specializing in a variety of stringed instruments from guitars and violins to cellos and double basses--all that diverse experience, married to an exciting sense of curve and a scientist's eye, makes for one heck of a luthier. Paul first met Benoît at the Santa Barbara show in 2016, where he was too late to acquire one...
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2016 borghino Shakti

$12,995
What is a musician but one who constantly pushes on against the bleeding edge of sound? What is a luthier but one with that same drive, who challenges convention with their ceaseless experimentation? John McLaughlin (of Shakti fame) is one such musician, just as Mirko Borghino is one such luthier.The brand new Shakti model we have here today stands between these two great men as the very image of...
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2014 Somogyi OM

$29,995
In what ways will the guitar's sound change, given a different species of wood for the soundboard? Faced with one of the oldest questions in the business, "What does the top wood have to do with the sound, anyhow?" Ervin Somogyi embarked on a project to build three guitars for a client in an attempt to answer that landmark question. In order to isolate the differnt tonal properties...
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2017 Klein Guitars 396

$12,495
This is a first for Dream Guitars: a brand new Klein 396! From the two Steves that matter most (Klein & Kauffman, respectively), we have a gorgeous example of contemporary, freethinking lutherie at its razor's edge. Where to begin? Let's start with the basics: impressively colorful Myrtlewood for the back, sides, neck, and headstock backstrap; Sitka Spruce top; 25 1/2" scale,...
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2017 Robbins Acoustics R.1

$4,495
Straight from the bench to the 2017 Artisan Guitar Show, then onto Dream Guitars to kick start one of our newest builder relationships--we've got our first R.1 from luthier Tyler Robbins. Tyler approach marries a fresh, tasteful aesthetic with a pianisitic voicing that fingerstylists everywhere will appreciate. This R.1 has a medium-sized body with a 15 7/8" lower bout and a slightly...
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2004 Beardsell 4G

$4,995
Dynamic as the day is long. We're talking about a Beardsell flattop guitar that's equally at home for celtic DADGAD fingerstyle one afternoon, chunky gypsy jazz that evening, and strummed folk songs the next morning. All the while with an oil-slick quick assymetrical neck, dual soundports for music straight to you ear and an extra dose of breathiness, and some gorgeous Quilted Maple and...
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2004 Santa Cruz 12-Fret D

$11,495
We're impressed. Between the dark sunburst Adirondack Spruce top, the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and the 12-fret neck, it's hard to tell which is more attractive. Of course when you put all three together, the result is more gorgeous than any one element--this 2004 Santa Cruz 12-Fret D sings like a throaty angel from another world.Fingerstyle or with flatpicks, the voice is rich...
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2000 Ignacio M. Rozas Concierto 2

$2,995
Before his retirement in the early 2000s, Ignacio M. Rozas was a well-respected Classical Guitar luthier in the Spanish tradition (based, as he was, in Spain), and this 2000 Concierto 2 model proves that in spades. Indian Rosewood back and sides are here combined with a Cedar top for the classic combination of richness and warmth, and our own repair team recently refretted and set up this beauty...
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2007 Circa (John Slobod) D-28

$9,495
No one's challenging John Slobod's title as one of the masters of the traditional form, and here's why: this D-28 is a spitting image of its vintage predecessor, with a voice to melt the heart of anyone with ears to hear. Stupifying waves to the Brazilian Rosewood grain and a perfectly toned Adirondack Spruce top, what more could a Bluegrass picker ask for?The neck profile feels...
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1973 Ramirez, Jose 1A

$3,495
This Ramirez 1A has had over four decades to open up--and it hasn't wasted a second. Featuring some gorgeous Indian Rosewood for the back and sides and Cedar for the top, this 1973 Ramirez has stood the test of time and still manages to shine. All that juicy Cedar warmth and opened up sustain dovetails nicely into a variety of genres, and the fact that it's been freshly refretted and set...
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2008 Martin OM-28V

$5,495
Every year Martin Guitars pull out some serious stops for their NAMM guitars, and this 2008 Winter NAMM OM-28V is no exception. If you're looking for the classic Martin OM sound, there's plenty here to go around! She's a visual knockout with gorgeous green Abalone adorning the headstock, top, and the fretboard.A fine set of Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides, plus Italian...
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1986 Somogyi Mod D

$14,995
We've got a hearthrob for all you flatpicking maestros who want a Dreadnought for cannonading at the Bluegrass session that can also handle delicate fingerstyle arrangements when you're playing solo--this 1986 Somogyi Mod D with Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce is the birthday present you've been waiting for all year.The voice is strong and expressive, but excellently well-balanced so...
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1996 Dudenbostel D-18S

$11,995
Delightfully opened up, this 1996 D-18S from Lynn Dudenbostel lends weight to the argument that older equals better. The voice speaks to the hundreds of hours of tunes that have already gone into these fine tonewoods: dry, cracklin' bass from the Mahogany back and sides and a crisp set of treble strings with a toothy bite (a la Adirondack Spruce). With the 12-fret neck and Slope Dreadnought...
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2009 Greenfield G1 7-String

$11,995
Oh, to play a Greenfield guitar. Michael's work is a testament to the tonal fruits that can be plucked with a dogged determination to experimentation--this 2009 G1 is sweet, indeed. She's basically a tour of the custom features Greenfield offers: fanned frets, 7 strings, elevated fingerboard, arm and rib bevels, pinless bridge, soundport, Spalted Maple and Abalone rosette. Pairing Koa...
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2017 DT Guitars Mod D

$5,995
David Taylor's first Modified Dreadnought, and he knocks it out of the park! The body size first popularized by Ervin Somogyi fits naturally in Taylor's voicing style--the setup is slinky and fast, but the larger body cavity keeps projection, sustain, and bass response at an optimal balance. Like to play in DADGAD or more exotic tunings? This DT Mod D handles handsomely.We found that...
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2000 Somogyi Mod D

$17,995
It's hard to imagine what the state of contemporary guitar-building would be, if Ervin Somogyi hadn't decided to take up the chisel and carve a new trajectory for luthiers everywhere. We're excited to offer another powerful example of his prowess with this 2000 Mod D, featuring quilted Honduran Mahogany back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top. This Mahogany could be easily mistaken for...
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2006 Wingert EVC Dream Series

$14,995
In the early 2000s, Kathy Wingert came into a handful of slate-dark sets of Brazilian Rosewood. It didn't take long for her to reach out to Paul, and soon after Kathy built ten jaw-dropping Dream Series EVCs in collaboration with us. This, #6, is a marvel of playability and design. Picking up this guitar is like hopping on a bike for the first time in years: instantly familiar, and you're...
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2007 McPherson MG-4.5

$14,995
With a tight, focused sound and butter-smooth playability, this 2007 McPherson MG-4.5 kicks some serious tail on the acoustic guitar front. The string-to-string balance provides a great canvas for your fingerstyle arrangements, and when you need to lay down some flatpicked tunes or strummed accompaniment this MG-4.5 is more than ready for the task.We experimented with several different tunings,...
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2013 Henderson 000-42

$34,995
Sweet, responsive, sonorous. Everyone in the shop agrees, that is how this 000-42 from Wayne Henderson can best be described. Henderson's prodigious gifts at lutherie have yielded a guitar of astounding clarity and dark, somber appointments, one which boasts Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and an Appalachian Spruce top voiced to a gently enveloping timbre.The ink-dark sunburst finish is a...
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2010 Sifel Creek Guitars 15.5" Cutaway

$8,495
Mike Byle has been cooking up splendid guitars for years now, and recently sent us two beauties which he's had in his shop as show models for a few years now. This, his 15.5" Cutaway, is done up in a pretty set of Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top with some gorgeous alternating color across the grain. Set up for a nimble left hand, this guitar plays like...
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2016 Ivanov Guitars Manouche Blanche

$7,495
Light as a feather this 2016 Manouche Blanche may be, but there's more meat to these strings than you can shake a pick at. Brand new and set up by the man himself, Dontcho Ivanov, this Gypsy Jazz guitar plays effortlessly and can crank up the volume without missing a beat, letting those sparkly trebles ring out! And Maple is the name of the game here, folks: European Maple back, sides, and...
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2008 Sifel Creek Guitars 15" Cutaway

$7,995
Mike Byle has been cooking up splendid guitars for years now, and recently sent us two beauties which he's had in his shop as show models for a few years now. This 2008 15" Cutaway has a gorgeous set of Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides that's married to its Adirondack Spruce top with tasteful Maple bindings and a Venetian Cutaway. Add to that a soundport in the upper bout and a...
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2009 Kelday OM

$5,495
Consistency of tone and even response: this 2009 Kelday OM has both in spades. Bringing together some gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar, William Kelday offers us powerful proof that the OM-size guitar is still an amazing instrument. Fingerstyle or flatpicks, this Kelday feels familiar and easy with a 25.4" scale and 1 13/16" nut for deft left hand work.The trebles have this quick,...
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2007 Traphagen, Dake B.R.S.

$6,995
Dake Traphagen is one of our very favorite American luthiers. He has the rare ability to pull immense amounts of tone from a guitar to create a powerful tool for your music. This Concert is crafted from exquisite Brazilian Rosewood dated back to 1727 which is paired with a vibrant European Spruce top. The treble strings are very strong with wonderful projection and colorful musicality; bass notes...
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1998 Claxton, Ed EM

$6,495
This baby does it all. In essentially the same shape since its birth in 1998, this Claxton EM can take whatever tuning or genre you throw at it and make something beautiful out of it. The classic combination of Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce has rarely sounded so crisp, even, and projective--at Claxton's SJ-size, this EM has a huge voice, but its lightweight construction makes for a guitar...
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1992 Sobell Model 1 Cutaway

$10,495
Life tastes a pinch sweeter with a Sobell in your hands, sure, but when you first put finger to string with this 1992 Sobell Model 1 there's enough sugar to sweeten a year's coffee. Majestically opened up, this Brazilian-and-German-Spruce Model 1 sings with complex and colorful mid tones and trebles which cut like a knife. The bass register is woody, warm, and well-balanced--perfect for...
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2016 Cervantes, Alejandro Crossover I PE/Spruce

$2,249
The Cervantes Concert Crossover 1 from Alejandro Cervantes' Avant-Garde Series is one of our most popular nylon string guitars. Players of all styles from Brazilian to Jazz to Classical are drawn to the unique combination of serious tone and great playability. This one is his Crossover 1 PE, for Palo Escrito, which is the tonewood used here along with a Spruce top for a vibrant, projective...
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