Wayne Johnson holding his cutaway Classical

Concert Classical

I build only performance level instruments—no student models. I also offer 7,8, and 10-string models. My standard scale is 655mm (25.8 in).

#1 quality guitar! Best! Amazingly perfect balanced guitar.
- Hiroki Niirobi Guitar Orchestras, Tokyo More Testimonials

Standard Features

Indian Rosewood back & sides, Sitka Spruce soundboard, Spanish Cedar neck (with Carbon Graphite reinforcement), Ebony fingerboard (w/ Ebony binding), Rosewood bridge w/ Ebony & Bone tie block, Ebony binding, Bone nut and saddle, Sloane tuners (bronze plate with ebony buttons).

Also:

  • Armrest bevel
  • Sideport Soundhole
  • Hoffee Carbon Fibre custom case

Materials

All Concert Classical guitars have ebony fingerboard and body binding, a bridge of Rosewood, with bone/ebony tieblock, a neck of Spanish Cedar reinforced with Carbon Graphite, and a nut and saddle of bone. For the rest of the guitar… here are some of the more popular choices:

Soundboard: Western Red Cedar or Sitka Spruce (or… German Spruce)

Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood (or… Brazilian Rosewood, Curly Maple, Curly Koa)

Machine Heads: Sloane (Waverly), hand-made Bronze cast, ebony buttons

Inlay

I create custom engraved inlay by request. All designs are original and no design is ever repeated. For many examples visit the INLAY GALLERY.

Other Options

  • Western Red Cedar soundboard
  • Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood, Ziricote, Flamed Maple
  • short or long scale length: 645mm-665mm
  • Cutaway