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2015 Douglass Scott

Posted By Ron Armstrong, Monday, May 11, 2020
Purchased luthier Douglass Scott's personal guitar directly from him in 2018,
and played very lightly since.
  • Like-new condition
  • Concert Guitar quality
  • Built in 2015, lightly refinished (French Polish) by Mr. Scott in 2018.
  • European spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back, sides, and bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and head veneer
  • Gilbert tuners
  • 7 fan bracing inspired by Fleta, Torres, Friederich.
  • 645mm scale 
  • 52mm nut width
  • 43mm string spacing at nut, 60mm at saddle
  • Sound is bright, lively, responsive. 
  • With like-new Hiscox case


Price: $4,800

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1996 Roberto Gomes double-back

Posted By Hideki Yamaya, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Classical guitar by Roberto Gomes, 1996 ‘La Loca’ #121

Cedar top, Indian rosewood back and sides.  Roberto Gomes is a Brazilian luthier who was living and working in Santa Cruz, CA. at the time.  Concert quality guitar, extremely loud, rich sound, very easy to play.  The secret to the volume is an internal soundboard, which he called a ‘double back’; this could be seen in one of the photos.  Has been played in countless gigs and concerts, and has some battle scars to show for it, but the French polish finish has been touched up recently, and looks very nice for a 20 yr. old instrument.  Around yr. 2000, it was serviced by John Gilbert, who installed a new nut, bridge saddle, and Gilbert tuners.  65cm scale.  It was used in these two recordings of mine:

Asking $4500 plus shipping.  The instrument is located in Portland, Oregon, USA.

hidekiyamaya at yahoo dot com

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New 2014 Frederich Holtier Double Top for sale

Posted By Erik Mann, Monday, June 15, 2015
  • New, handcrafted 2014 Frederich Holtier Cedar double top concert guitar
  • East Indian Rosewood sides and back
  • Spanish Cedar neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • East Indian Rosewood bindings, head plate, and bridge
  • 650mm scale, 53.5mm width of the nut
  • 12 holes tie block, compensated nut and saddle for intonation
  • Gotoh tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • Gator hardshell case
  • Limited lifetime warranty

$6000, with proceeds benefiting the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society.

Contact Erik Mann at

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