Contreras Classical Guitars

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Founded by the master luthier Manuel Contreras in 1962, Contreras have built up a worldwide reputation for high quality Classical instruments at both the professional and student levels. Manuel's son, Manuel Contreras II passed away in 2011 and the workshop is now directed by Manuel's long-term assistant, guitarist Victoria Velasco, with the master luthiers trained in the workshop assuming Manuel's role and constructing instruments in line with his design.

Student Contreras guitars have a characteristically punchy, warm sound which is bright and emerges from the guitar easily. Instruments with both spruce and cedar soundboards are well-represented.

The Contreras 1a and 2a instruments are hand built in the Contreras workshop, combining a traditional build style with innovations introduced by both generations of the Contreras family. These lovely guitars are characterised by their striking volume and clear separation and have been played by many professional artistes. The 1a Especial model features beautiful tone woods and a special soundboard bracing pattern.

Contreras C5 Cedar --- SOLD ---

Contreras C5 Cedar --- SOLD ---

*UK/EU: £1260.00

Contreras C5 Cedar --- SOLD ---

**ROW: £1050.00

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Contreras C4 Cedar --SOLD--

Contreras C4 Cedar --SOLD--

*UK/EU: £1620.00

Contreras C4 Cedar --SOLD--

**ROW: £1350.00

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Contreras C4 Spruce

Contreras C4 Spruce

*UK/EU: £1620.00

Contreras C4 Spruce

**ROW: £1350.00

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Contreras C3 Cedar

Contreras C3 Cedar

*UK/EU: £2070.00

Contreras C3 Cedar

**ROW: £1725.00

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Contreras C1 Cedar

Contreras C1 Cedar

*UK/EU: £2340.00

Contreras C1 Cedar

**ROW: £1950.00

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Contreras C1 Spruce

Contreras C1 Spruce

*UK/EU: £2340.00

Contreras C1 Spruce

**ROW: £1950.00

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Manuel Contreras ---SOLD--- No. 2 Cedar/Indian Rosewood

Manuel Contreras ---SOLD--- No. 2 Cedar/Indian Rosewood

*UK/EU: £4995.00

Manuel Contreras ---SOLD--- No. 2 Cedar/Indian Rosewood

**ROW: £4163.00

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Manuel Contreras 1a Especial Cedar

Manuel Contreras 1a Especial Cedar

*UK/EU: £6400.00

Manuel Contreras 1a Especial Cedar

**ROW: £5333.00

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*UK/EU: Price includes UK VAT, no import duties are payable for EU Countries.
**Rest of World (ROW): No UK VAT payable. Customers are responsible for their own Country's import duties

 

Customer Testimonials

I am really pleased with the 4E you sold me last Friday. Thanks for your kind attention over several hours (and the tea !!)

RW Cheltenham

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