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Herbst Guitar Technologies Classical Guitars are crafted from the highest quality tonewoods. Where possible we use timber from sustainable sources, grown in managed forests in Europe. Exotic tonewoods and timbers from North America are also available on request.

For a minimal environmental impact we finish our guitars with water based lacquers or oil/wax finishes but alternative finishes are also available.

All instruments are custom built. Therefore, the customer can specify timber, neck dimensions and inlay choices differing from the standard models during the ordering process.

Classical Guitars start from £2200.

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This Classical Guitar has a solid ‘Master Grade’ Cedar soundboard, a Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard/bridge and solid Walnut back and sides as standard.

The soundboard is finished with a thin layer of oil for protection against humidity but with the full freedom of vibration. The neck, sides and back are protected by a high gloss oil or water based lacquer.

The Cedar Top Classical Guitar has a nicely rounded warm tone. It excels with a very even response over the whole register.

Customizations and upgrades:

Rosewood, Cherry, Maple or Mahogany back and sides (other timbers are available on request)

Walnut or Rosewood fretboard and bridge.

16” or 20” radius for fretboard

Poly Urethane or Nitro Cellulose finish

Machineheads upgrade (Schaller as standard)

The Cedar Top Classical Guitar

The Spruce Top Classical Guitar

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This Classical Guitar has a solid ‘Master Grade’ Spruce soundboard, a Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard/bridge and solid Walnut back and sides as standard.

The soundboard is finished with a thin layer of oil for protection against humidity but with the full freedom of vibration. The neck, sides and back are protected by a high gloss oil or water based lacquer.

The Spruce Top Classical Guitar has a brilliant crisp tone for a little more penetration. It excels with a very even response over the whole register.

Customizations and upgrades:

Rosewood, Cherry, Maple or Mahogany back and sides (other timbers are available on request)

Walnut or Rosewood fretboard and bridge.

16” or 20” radius for fretboard

Poly Urethane or Nitro Cellulose finish

Machineheads upgrade (Schaller as standard)

The Flamenco Guitar

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The Flamenco Guitar has a solid ‘Master Grade’ Spruce soundboard, a Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard/bridge and solid Cypress back and sides as standard.

The soundboard is finished with a thin layer of oil for protection against humidity but with the full freedom of vibration. The neck, sides and back are finished by a high gloss oil or water based lacquer. The soundboard is also protected with a thin transparent Golpadore.

The Flamenco Guitar has slightly slimmer body and a light weight construction which results in a loud and percussive tone suitable for the Flamenco style.


Customizations and upgrades:

Flamed Maple back and sides (other timbers are available on request)

Walnut or Rosewood fretboard and bridge.

16” or 20” radius for fretboard

Poly Urethane or Nitro Cellulose finish

Machineheads upgrade (Schaller as standard)

Custom Classical Guitars

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In our custom workshop we can build your dream instrument to your own specifications. You can choose the size, shape, timber, strutting patterns, inlays and finishes

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Pick-up Options

All Classical and Flamenco Guitars can be fitted with the active b-band pick-up with preamp/EQ, Fishman and LR Baggs systems or the passive K+K pick-up.


Other pick-up/preamp systems are available on request.

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