Conservatory Guitars Currently Available

No conservatory guitars are available at this time. Please check back or contact me if you want to order one!

Conservatory guitars are made with

AA+ Engelmann spruce or Western Red Cedar top
AA+ Hard Maple back and sides
AA+ Spanish cedar neck
Royal Blackwood fret board
East Indian rosewood bridge
Maple bindings 
Premium quality Russian made rosette of your choice
Schaller GrandTune tuning machines 
HumiCase Protégé guitar case


I make these guitars by hand with my full attention to detail and quality of construction, they are high quality guitars suited for your living room or recital hall!

1 comment:

  1. Wilson, I stand by what I have said in the past about the walnut Martinez-style: it is a joy to play, day in and day out. The scale and neck width are well-suited to my hands, which are not large and are increasingly arthritic, these days! As for its voice, it glows, once a new set of stings is played in: crisp enough in the upper registers, "loud enough" but not mushy in the low end. I note that you do not plan to make more, which I guess might be a response to there being little demand among classical players for what seems to be a near ancestor of the more usual instrument. "Their" loss, sayeth this deponent; the Martinez's balance of sweet tone, great playability and compactness make it my "vademecum"--the guitar that can go -- and does! -- with me. It will head east with me to the "Frets and Refrains" guitar camp, taught by Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy and others, next month.


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