Brahms Guitar, a la Paul Galbraith: Info needed

Navdeep_Singh
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Brahms Guitar, a la Paul Galbraith: Info needed

Post by Navdeep_Singh » Mon May 06, 2019 7:14 pm

Hello,

Just curious if there are any recommended classical guitar luthiers who can make a good Brahms guitar (8 string, fanned frets, end pin, sound box), a la Paul G.?

I'm not going to be using for classical guitar music, but for jazz improv.

How often do Brahms guitars come up for sale in the US? What's the ballpark figure for commissioning one or finding one used?

I would want a nice one, although I'm not even certain people make "entry level" Brahms guitars?

Any advice would be great! Thanks
Navdeep

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Re: Brahms Guitar, a la Paul Galbraith: Info needed

Post by James Lister » Tue May 07, 2019 8:41 am

I think you would struggle to find an "entry level" Brahms guitar. Martin Woodhouse makes them, but I don't know what he would charge. I quoted £5,200 for one a few years ago, with end pin but no soundbox.

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Re: Brahms Guitar, a la Paul Galbraith: Info needed

Post by Martin Woodhouse » Tue May 07, 2019 11:38 am

I’m not aware of anyone making an 'entry level’ Brahms guitar at the moment, and used ones don’t come up for sale very often, but you might be lucky and find one somewhere. My current basic price for a Brahms guitar with an endpin and a Hiscox case would be £3800. I’m not making the resonance boxes at the moment - Antonio Tessarin made Paul Galbraith’s resonance box, and might make one for you. The box isn’t really necessary for the guitar though, and you might want to try the guitar without the box first.

Martin

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