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Three exciting second-hand Concert guitars by first-class Madrid makers

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Julie No Comments

Jose Ramirez III (the striking Cedar instrument pictured in the middle), Marcelino Lopez (left) and Paulino Bernabe (right).

These are great-sounding instruments, all ready to play. For further details, see the second-hand section:


Three great guitars newly added to the site!

Three great guitars newly added to the site!



New arrival – Raimundo 146c 64cm

Posted on: January 10th, 2014 by Julie No Comments

The 146c is one of Raimundo’s most popular models – all-solid woods with nice volume and sustain – and we now have it in stock with a slightly smaller scale of 64 cm.

We have an excellent range of smaller guitars to try if full-size does not suit.

For more details, see the ‘Smaller Models’ section from the ‘Online Catalogue’ drop-down menu.



Maestro John Mills’ superb new CD

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Julie No Comments

Hot on the heelJ_Mills_Segovia_ramirezs of his fascinating documentary film available on DVD, Evolución, which explores guitar technique and expression including a stylistic analysis of performance from the mid 19th Century onwards, John Mills has just released a beautifully-produced, really wonderful quality double CD recording, ‘Segovia – The Ramirez Years’, which celebrates Segovia’s long-term relationship with this world-famous guitar dynasty:

“Legendary British classical guitarist John Mills presents a double CD recording in which he performs a selection of celebrated works written for and transcribed by Andres Segovia. To promote an authenticity of tone, this album has been recorded on a 2012 664mm Cedar top – Ramirez 1A ‘Tradicional’ concert guitar. Presented with an extended booklet containing interviews with Alexandre Tansman’s daughter Mireille and Cecilia Rodrigo, this album captures the timeless magic and beauty of the Segovian – repertoire and Ramirez guitars.”


Second-hand Guitars…

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by Julie No Comments

As part of the drive to improve our website and make the listings easier to navigate, we have now added a new category for second-hand guitars:

We always have a lot more instruments in stock than listed on the site though, and second-hand ones often come and go without our having time to add them. Do give us a ring or call in if you are looking for any guitar in particular – we may have something to suit!


We’ll be at The 22nd Classical Guitar Festival of Great Britain in August!

Posted on: June 29th, 2013 by Julie No Comments

westdean2013The Classical Guitar Centre Ltd is proud to be once more the main exhibitor at the Classical Guitar Festival of Great Britain at the lovely location of West Dean College near Chichester. It is always well-attended by guitar enthusiasts, teachers and performers and all are very welcome on the open day: Sunday the 18th of August.

For further information please email or telephone us.

To book tickets visit West Dean’s website:


The ’130 Years’ Ramirez

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Julie No Comments


Just in – our latest delivery of the superb ’130 Years’ model by Jose Ramirez.

This instrument is turning out to be as hugely popular as its predecessor, the ’125 Years’ model. Both are of limited edition, designed in celebration of the landmark anniversaries of  the House of Ramirez, Spain’s longest established guitar maker, which is commensurate with a skill and experience in lutherie that is truly peerless.

Constructed with all-solid woods, with a bone nut and saddle and available with either a spruce (pictured) or cedar top, this guitar is a wonderful showcase for the talents of its designer, the current head of the workshop, Amalia Ramirez. Comfortable to play and with excellent volume, it has the characteristically warm, golden ‘Ramirez’ tinge that seems to bleed into the tone colour of even the less expensive ‘Estudio’ ranges – from which this model is such an excellent example.

See the website listing for further details of the ’130 Years’ in spruce or cedar.



Welcome to The Classical Guitar Centre’s blog!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013 by Julie No Comments


Welcome to our new blog.

Those of you that browse our website regularly will notice we are updating it over the coming few weeks with much better, up-to-date instrument photographs.

There will also be the addition of some exciting new models – both second-hand and new! Stay tuned.

The photo to the left is of the cocobolo back of one of them – Raimundo’s lovely new model 129. We have this in stock in a choice of either a spruce or cedar top.