Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

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Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by powermrk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:14 pm

I know in the acoustic guitar world, Ervin Somogyi's models are probably the most expensive which start from US$35000. What about the market of classical guitars, whose price tags are the highest?

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by zupfgeiger » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:26 pm

contemporary guitars or vintage? My teacher, Wulfin Lieske, plays the real Torres "La Leona", which is worth estimated 400 000 Euro, if the owner, a German collector, should ever decide to part with her. Hauser I and II as well as Robert Bouchet are very expensive as well. As to Ervin Somogyi, I think Jeffrey Elliot is in the same league. Matthias Dammann (who closed his list) asked around 20 000 Euro, new Gernot Wagner guitars go for 15 000 to 17 000 Euro. There are many more luthier asking five-figure amounts for their instruments.
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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by powermrk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:07 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:26 pm
contemporary guitars or vintage? My teacher, Wulfin Lieske, plays the real Torres "La Leona", which is worth estimated 400 000 Euro, if the owner, a German collector, should ever decide to part with her. Hauser I and II as well as Robert Bouchet are very expensive as well. As to Ervin Somogyi, I think Jeffrey Elliot is in the same league. Matthias Dammann (who closed his list) asked around 20 000 Euro, new Gernot Wagner guitars go for 15 000 to 17 000 Euro. There are many more luthier asking five-figure amounts for their instruments.
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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by Buster » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:09 pm

Bernabe top of the range Royal is about £25k

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by simonm » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:32 pm

Buster wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:09 pm
Bernabe top of the range Royal is about £25k
If you want, I will do a price match! :lol:

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by Dmitrypey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:48 pm

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by Jim Davidson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:53 pm

There are a lot of top-shelf builders with prices in the $15k neighborhood, with a few in the $25k-35k neighborhood like Damann, Smallman, and Hauser III. Steve Connor is working on one right now that's priced up there.
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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by bacsidoan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:22 pm

I'm surprised that nobody mentions José Luis Romanillos yet.

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by Tim W » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:17 am

Daniel Friedrich, Manuel Velazquez, Andreas Tacchi all command high prices.

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by petermc61 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:37 pm

Tim W wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:17 am
Daniel Friedrich, Manuel Velazquez, Andreas Tacchi all command high prices.
Friederich no longer builds; Velazquez is dead.

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by Sharkbait » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:42 pm

Is Romanillos still building his own guitars? Or only with his son?

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by GuitarsWeB » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:04 pm

Jose Oribe’s Gran Suprema in Brazilian, totally French polished is 20-K

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by UKsteve » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:02 pm

From a dealer or direct from the luthier (assuming they are still building)?

Big, big difference.

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by petermc61 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:19 pm

Sharkbait wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Is Romanillos still building his own guitars? Or only with his son?
His son, by himself.

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Re: Which luthier's guitars are the most expensive?

Post by bacsidoan » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:20 am

GuitarsWeB wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Jose Oribe’s Gran Suprema in Brazilian, totally French polished is 20-K
Jose Oribe's guitars are as good and as beautiful as it gets, but you cannot sell them at 1/2 the price you paid him :(

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