In addition to our large selection of acoustic westerns, we are also proud owners of a fine collection of classical guitars. From beginner or professional to collector, we have a concert guitar for everyone.
Antonio de Torres: 'the most important Spanish guitar maker of the 19th century'
Antonio de Torres is considered the most important builder of classical Spanish guitars in the 19th century. It is with his designs that the first recognisably modern classical guitars are to be seen. The 19th-century classical guitarist Francisco Tárrega first popularized the Torres design as a classical solo instrument, a role later continued by other players like Andrès Segovia.
Most acoustic guitars in use today are derivatives of the designs from Torres.
Features of concert guitars
When saying concert guitar, we mean a traditional Spanish guitar (which is why it is often called the Spanish guitar) that is strung with Nylon and has 12 frets to the body. In addition, the Flamenco guitar also exists.
The classical guitar often has a simple and symmetrical shape, built with the 'Spanish Heel' neck joint. The sound is rounder and warmer than that of a dreadnought for example, which is strung with steel strings. In addition, nylon strings play lighter than steel strings, which is very pleasant for beginning guitarists.
For concert guitars the quality of the top is of the greatest importance for the sound, the most commonly used types of wood are Cedar or Spruce.
Buy a Concert guitar
View our wide range of concert guitars now! We regularly have guitars from Alhambra, Cordoba, and Jellinghaus in stock. In addition, our offer also consists of 'high-end' guitars from builders such as Bernabé, Sergei de Jonge, Noemi, and Ramirez.