OnÂ Sunday 9 January, sildenafil Pierre Herrero showcased a dazzling array of wonderful classical guitars for the benefit of members of theÂ Canberra Classical Guitar Society, guitar students and teachers as well as the general public at the Wesley Centre in Canberra. It was a last minute decision by Pierre to stop by on his way to the Sydney Guitar Summer School, so we didn’t get a chance to really promote this event.
But Pierre has promised to come again this year and he says he’ll give more notice so we can get the word out. Â I thought I’d write this posting to give those who missed out an idea of what Pierre’s been up to and what sort of instruments he has currently available for sale.
There’s a lot more choice in the Student/IntermediateÂ Classical Guitars (from $599 to $2,000 -including 1/2 size Requinto & 3/4 Cadet models). After an extensive buying trip to Spain this year, Pierre has broadened this range considerably. The wonderful Alhambra range has now been supplemented by brands such as:
- Prudencio Saez
Getting into the professional range: Â Pierre has imported many guitars by leading Spanish makers such as:
- Juan Hernadez Professor $2650
- Angel Benito Aguado – Marizapalos $4600
- Juan Hernadez Concierto $4116
- Alhambra Professional $4500
- Angel Benito Aguado – Marieta $4600
- Luthier India $6600
- luthier Rio $7600
- Jose Maria Villaplana – India $8400
- Juan Hernadez Luthier (This a guitar that features the high-tech aerospace material, â€œNomex,â€ originally developed by German classical guitar builders Gernot Wagner and Matthias Dammann. Nomex is a strong but super-lightweight, flexible fiber. David Russell plays a “Nomex” guitar on his latest CD “Sonidos Latinos”)Â $8800
- Jose Maria Villaplana – Rio $9300
- Angel Benito Aguado – Espanoleta $11750
- Jaime Julia Villaplana – Excellence $11500
- Teodoro Perez Maetro Especial Extra $13500
- Villaplana mod Aniversario Ltd Edition $13500
- Angel Benito Aguado – Gran Concierto $17500
Pierre also brought along some Australian made guitars. This was a wonderful opportunity for people to compare the guitars of some of Australia’s emerging luthiers. These Australian guitars included:
- Dan Kellaway 2005 $4900
- Allan Bull $5990
- Kim Lissarague 2010(Cedar) $6900
- Kim Lissarague 2010(Spruce) $6900
- Lance Litchfield
- John Price
Pierre will be in Sydney for the Summer School until 16th January and then he’s going back to Melbourne. He will be coming back through Canberra. So, if you want to see any of these guitars on the way back he’ll be happy to make an appointment.
He can be contacted on: 0410 708 338.
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope we all get to hear and see guitars of this quality again soon. Thank you Pierre.
For our own part at Cooma School of Music, we try to stock on a regular basis the more popular guitars in the Alhambra student range. I feel at these prices, these Alhambra guitars represent outstanding value for their quality of sound, playability and workmanship. The Alhambra guitars in the student range are priced from $600 to about $1800.
So keep a lookout and we’ll try and give people a couple of weeks notice before the next big Classical Guitar Showcase.
What a great guitar weekend! Having The Classical Guitar Showcase at the National Vintage Guitar and Amp Expo was a great idea. Thanks, sick Dan. I met some wonderful people there and I got to play on some awesome guitars. Pierre Herrero and his lovely wife, online
Patsy, did the 7 hour road trip all the way from Melbourne with his four-wheel drive packed with Australian and Spanish made guitars. What a selection! I hope we can do this again next year at the guitar expo. The people there, especiallyÂ Ian Zot, were really helpful and welcoming, and there was a lot of interest in the fine classical and flamenco guitars we had on display.
A list of the guitars from the Expo can be found online atÂ http://guitarsonline.com.au/jma/. The Australian guitars on display included Â instruments by Dan Kellaway, Allan Bull, Kim Lissarague, Lance Litchfield, John Price andÂ Graham Caldersmith. These can also been seen on http://guitarsonline.com.au/jma/
You can contact Pierre for more information either by phoneÂ +61 3 9395 5055, mobileÂ 0410 708 338 or emailÂ email@example.com.