Dream Guitars
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2017 Sexauer JB-15 Dream Series

$14,745
Bruce Sexauer has carved out a distinct name for himself in this modern era of lutherie. In building incredibly light, resonant, and gorgeously composed guitars, Sexauer has a lot to offer for the fingerstylist looking for an all-in-one guitar. This latest Dream Series comes in Bruce's JB-15 package with an asymetrical body, subtle 1/2 inch multiscale fretboard, our very own Brazilian...
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1999 Ryan Mission Grand Concert

$5,995
Easy on the eyes, ears, and hands--this '99 Ryan Mission Grand Concert feels as familiar as an old friend. Even in 1999 Kevin Ryan was doing Indian Rosewood and Cedar right, giving this GC a combination of breathy trebles, balanced registers, and a warmly articulate bass response. The neck profile is slim and fast, perfect for the nimble fingerstylist who needs a guitar which can keep up.We...
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2017 Ivanov Guitars Snow Parlor

$7,495
Dontcho Ivanov does Flamed Maple right! This 2017 Snow Parlor combines a sleek, striking visual aesthetic with an expressive blend of warm bass notes and voluptuous trebles; not to mention Dontcho's icy smooth setup and spacious 1 13/16" nut for a play feel that's easy on the hands.The Italian Spruce top colors the entire voice with a creamy layer of delicious overtones which fill...
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2001 McConnell Hauser Segovia Classical

$6,495
We've happily bought and sold many of Jordan McConnell's guitars over the years in addition to being his exclusive dealer, but this is the first time we've laid hands on a nylon string guitar from his shop. Naturally, Jordan didn't disappoint. This is his 2001 interpretation of the Segovia Hauser guitar, and is his first Classical build. Jordan employed a set of extra...
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2012 Baranik Meridian

$6,595
This 2012 Baranik Meridian is the complete acoustic package: Wenge-and-Sitka-Spruce body, well-rounded C profile neck, excellent note separation and balance, Florentine cutaway--and of course there's the adjustable neck angle with but a turn of the hex key at the strap button! Mike appointed this beauty in blend of Black Palm, Rock Maple, and Ebony that nicely offsets the dark,...
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2008 Bogdanovich, J.S. Concert

$4,995
John Bogdanovich is one of the greatest Classical guitar builders on the scene right now. His guitars are uniformly spectacular, everything from build quality to tone is at the absolute peak of the craft. This Concert Classical is built from a beautiful medium brown set of Brazilian Rosewood and a perfect, even grained German Spruce top. John's style is one of extreme refinement. From the...
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2007 Petros GC

$8,245
Fingerstyle perfection: a 2007 Petros Grand Concert in Malaysian Ebony and Italian Spruce. Standard, DADGAD, and beyond, this Petros plays like a well-oiled machine. Petros Guitars can often be characterized by their balanced voice and flawless fit and finish, and this GC is no exception. Almost no effort is required; the playability as finely tuned as the string-to-string separation. The Italian...
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2015 Sakurai, Masaki PC

$6,495
Masaki Sakurai has been at the forefront of Japanese lutherie for many decades, claiming many accolades not the least of which was winning first prize at the 4th International Guitar Making Contest in Paris. So powerful was the guitar he built for that contest, he decided to add it to his lineup of models: the PC was born. South American Rosewood for the back and sides is paired with a Spruce top...
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1938 Larson Brothers 16" Jumbo

$49,995
According to Bob Hartman’s authoritative text, The Larsons’ Creations, this Euphonon 16” Pearl Jumbo was finished in 1938. This Jumbo demonstrates appointments of the highest order for the brothers: Pearl trim bound with Grained Ivoroid, Pearl rosette and soundhole half bound in Ivoroid (a Larson technique), Pearl thistle adorning the headstock, Pearl-inlaid fingerboard 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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2017 Lavoie Guitars Multi-Scale

$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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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 pianistic 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 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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1986 Somogyi Mod D

$16,995
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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2000 Somogyi Mod D

$16,995
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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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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