Instruments for sale


Because I choose not to sell my guitars through guitar dealers or shops (see the contact page for my reasons), I do have several guitars available for sale at my workshop in Cambridge, for very reasonable prices (around £1000 – £2000 less than you would pay for the same quality of instrument from a guitar dealer or shop).

I can easily  ship to anywhere in the world using UPS. Contact me for more information about any of these guitars, or to arrange a visit to try them: martin.woodhouse1@ntlworld.com


2016 Leiden model classical guitar

top: European spruce (FSC)
back/sides: European cherry (FSC)
neck: Douglas fir and carbon fibre
fingerboard: katalox (FSC), multiradius
tuners: Wittner finetune pegs (8:1 gearing)
string lengths: 625 – 640mm
finish: oil

condition: new

 

price: £2500 (reduced price for this prototype model)


2015 Torres model classical guitar

Mostly based on an 1864 Torres guitar (the plantilla, top/back/sides thicknesses, bracing, etc.), but with some of my own aesthetic ideas.

top: European spruce 
back/sides: English walnut
neck: African mahogany
fingerboard: ebony

condition: new

scale length: 640mm
neck width: 50mm at nut, 60mm at 12th fret

price:£2800


2016 Leiden model classical guitar

Prototype version of my new classical guitar model, which aims to solve the problem of playability on the high frets by moving the neck/body joint to the 19th fret, while keeping a traditional classical guitar tone.

top: Sitka spruce
back/sides: European beech and African mahogany
neck: African mahogany, with 2-way adjustable truss-rod
fingerboard: ebony, multi-radius
tuners: Schertler

scale length: 640mm
neck width: 52mm at nut – 62.5mm at 12th fret

condition: new

price: £2500 (reduced price for this prototype model)


2015 Rubio model classical guitar

A slightly unusual take on a 1990s Rubio classical guitar design, using Sitka spruce and Bubinga.

top: sitka spruce
back/sides: bubinga (African rosewood)
neck: African mahogany
fingerboard: ebony
tuners: Schaller
finish: French polish

scale length: 645mm
neck width: 52mm at nut, 62mm at 12th fret

condition: new

price: £2900

video: https://youtu.be/giNLRFgbFRs


2015 flamenco guitar

A slightly modern take on an old-school (1920s/30s Hernandez/Esteso ish) flamenco guitar. Lightweight guitar, with a deep, dry and punchy sound.

top: European spruce
back/sides: cypress
neck: African mahogany
fingerboard: ebony
tuners: Schaller
finish: French-polish

scale length: 650mm
neck width: 52mm at nut – 62.5mm at 12th fret

condition: new

price: £2500


2015 steel-string acoustic jazz guitar

Designed primarily as an alternative to a Maccaferri style guitar for playing gypsy jazz.

top: Sitka spruce
back/sides: English walnut / African mahogany
neck: African mahogany with 2-way truss-rod
fingerboard: ebony – 12″ radius
tuners: Grover
finish: French polish
scale length: 620mm
neck width: 47mm at nut / 57mm at 12th fret
condition: new

price: £2500


2013 steel-string acoustic guitar

Quite a versatile steel-string acoustic guitar, which sounds good with various playing styles. Designed for light/extra light gauge strings, it’s relatively lightly built and responds well to light fingerstyle playing, but also has a good punchy sound for rhythm playing. It has a deep tone (with lower resonance frequencies than you would expect from a small bodied guitar), so it sounds great with D or C tunings.

top: European spruce
back/sides: English walnut / Indian rosewood
neck: Cedrela with 2-way truss-rod
fingerboard: ebony – 12″ radius
tuners: Grover
finish: French polish
scale length: 620mm
neck width: 47mm at nut / 57mm at 12th fret

price: £2000


2012 Torres model classical guitar

top: European spruce
back/sides: English walnut and Brazilian rosewood
neck: mahogany
fingerboard: ebony
finish: French-polish

scale length: 640mm
Neck width at nut: 51.5mm
at 12th fret: 62mm

condition: new

price: £2500


2012 steel-string acoustic guitar

Small bodied steel-string guitar, partly based on a flamenco guitar design, which works very well for fingerstyle folk/blues/jazz.

top: European spruce
back/sides: Lacewood (London Plane)
neck: African mahogany with 2-way adjustable truss-rod
fingerboard: ebony – 12″ radius
tuners: Schertler
finish: French polish

scale length: 620mm
neck width: 46mm at nut / 56mm at 12th fret

condition: new

price: £1500


2012 classical guitar

top: Sitka spruce
back/sides: Indian rosewood
neck: mahogany
fingerboard: ebony
tuners: Schaller
finish: French-polish
2-way adjustable truss-rod
scale length: 645mm
Neck width at nut: 52mm
at 12th fret: 63mm
condition: new

price: £2200


2010 steel-string acoustic guitar

My first steel-string acoustic guitar design, partly intended to be a steel-string guitar for classical players, but mainly designed to be a finger-style guitar for a wide range of styles. It has a wider string-spacing than a normal steel-string (though narrower than a normal classical).

top: European spruce
back/sides: sycamore maple
neck: sycamore maple with 2-way adjustable truss-rod
fingerboard: ebony – multi-radius
tuners: Waverly
finish: satin acrylic lacquer

scale length: 620mm
neck width: 48mm at nut / 59mm at 12th fret

condition: new

price:£1750