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Montalvo Flamenco Guitars
email:bmie@berkeleymusic.com
(510) 548-7538

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   " Montalvo" guitars are finely crafted beautiful sounding instruments featuring solid Engelmann Spruce or Canadian
Red Cedar tops, Mahogany or Spanish Cedar necks and Rosewood or Ebony fingerboards. The necks are reinforced with a
graphite stabilizing bar. The backs and sides are made of solid Cocobolo Rosewood, Honduras Rosewood,
or Cypress. These woods are well seasoned, and the guitars are guaranteed for one year against defects in materials or workmanship.
    "MONTALVO"  guitars are award winning highly affordable instruments produced in Mexico for
George Katechis Montalvo, a highly skilled master craftsman with experience in all  aspects of tone production.
He has been  repairing and selling musical instruments for 45years. He has studied silver and gold smithing,
Renaissance and Baroque Woodwind construction . piano soundboard technology, and the properties of strings under tension.
    In 1990 he started the K&S guitar company, helpiFlamenco head stock with wooden pegsng to design and produce the guitars that company sold.
 Since 1999 he has been on his own, working with many fine Mexican guitar makers, helping to design and produce " Montalvo"guitars .
He has established personal relationships with a number of Mexican makers, and  is actively involved in the production of the guitar
made for
him in Mexico . He brought higher quality woods, glues, finishes, and most importantly, American builders and restorers
to share their knowledge
with the Mexican builders.
    All " MONTALVO"
guitars are painstakingly set up and final-inspected by George Montalvo
at his shop in Berkeley, CA. 
" Montalvo" guitars are the finest in the world for the money. They are hand made,
and constructed of all solid woods that are air dried and aged before building. These guitars all have a graphite reinforcing bar in the
neck, and have a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Many professionals areusing  these instruments for performing as well as recording;
John Scofield, and
David Lindley are the most notable. Many years have gone into the design and production of these guitars.
This has resulted in
affordable hand made  guitars that are unsurpassed in their quality and craftsmanship.




Base price on the Master Model Flamencos  is $1,800.00
Master Model Flamenco Guitars. 
Our guitar models are based on guitars
 built by masters.
All of our instruments are hand made of solid woods.

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Roberto is eight years old. Click on his photo to get to a page of videos  of him demonstrating
some of our
Montalvo guitars

I first heard him plaing in the shop when he came in looking for a guitar.
Hauser classical played by 8yr old Roberto
Flamenco guitar lessons
When Available
Add $135 for Cut-Away model.
Add $125 for wooden pegs,
Add $150 for French polish

flamenco 7 STring guitar

Flamenco Cypress 7 String Guitar


  • Spruce top
  • Cypress back and sides

  • Ebony finger board

  • The scale is 653 mm
  • Bottom bout is 13 9/16"
  • Upper bout is 10 1/2"
  • Fingerboard at the nut is 62 mm
  
Price: $1750.00
with hard case

Serial #: 110817

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MONTALVO FLAMENCO GUITAR WITH CUTAWAY
AND FRICTION PEGS

Concert model flamenco guitar with cutaway and friction pegs

  • Engelmann Spruce top
  • Cypress  back and sides

  • Ebony finger board

  • Friction pegs
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Scale: 660 mm
  • bottom bout is 14 1/2"
  • Upper bout is 11"
  • Fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm
  
Price: $1,360.00
with hard case


Serial #: 031000
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FLETA MODEL NEGRA FLAMENCO guitar

Fleta model Negra Flamenco


  • Engelmann Spruce top
  • Cocobolo  back and sides

  • Ebony finger board

  • Schaller Machines
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Scale: 654 mm
  • bottom bout is 14 1/4"
  • Upper bout is 11"
  • Fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm
  
Price: $1,800.00
with hard case


Serial #: 070242


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fleta model negra flamenco
guitarwith pegs


Fleta Negra Flamenco


  • Engelmann Spruce top
  • Cocobolo Rosewood back  and sides
  • Ebony Pegs
  • Ebony finger board
  • Clear tap plate
  • The scale is 652 mm
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Fingerboard at nut is 52 mm
  • Bottom bout is 14 3/8"
  • Upper bout is 11 1/4"
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<>  Serial #: 060512

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fleta model negra flamenco guitar
 with coco-bolo pegs


Fleta model Negra Flameco Guitar

  • Engelmann Spruce top
  • Cocobolo Rosewood back  and sides
  • Cocobolo Pegs
  • Ebony finger board
  • Clear tap plate
  • The scale is 652 mm
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Fingerboard at nut is 52 mm
  • Bottom bout is 14 3/8"
  • Upper bout is 11 1/4"
Video of the guitar being played

Fleta Negra Flamenco Guitar

Price: $1,925.00
 includes hard case

  Serial #: 050714




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Hauser Model Cypress Flamenco with

coco-bolo pegs

Hauser Flamenco guitar with pegs



Engelmann Spruce top
  • Cypress  back and sides
  • Ebony finger board
  • Friction pegs
  • Nitrocellulose glossy finish
  • The scale is 654 mm
  • bottom bout is14 1/4"; upper bout is 11"
  • fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm.
  
 Price: $1,925.00
with hard case

# 040403


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Hauser Model Cypress Flamenco

Hauser Flamenco guitar


Engelmann Spruce top
 

  • Flamed Cypress  back
  • Cypress sides
  • Ebony finger board
  •   Nitrocellulose glossy finish
  •   The scale is 654 mm
  •   bottom bout is 14 1/4"; upper bout is 11"
  •   fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm.  
 
  Price: $1,800.00
  with hard case

 
# 321204


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Hauser Model Cypress Flamenco

Hauser Cypress Flamenco


Engelmann Spruce top
  •   Flamed Cypress  back
  • Cypress sides
  • Ebony finger board
  •   Nitrocellulose glossy finish
  •   The scale is 654 mm
  •   bottom bout is 14 1/4"; upper bout is 11"
  •   fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm.
   
   Price: $1,800.00
 with hard case
 
  # 060531
 
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Hauser Negra Model Flamenco guitar
with pegs

Hauser Negra Model Flamenco guitar with pegs


Engelmann Spruce top
  •   Cocobolo back and sides
  • Ebony finger board
  •   Nitrocellulose glossy finish
  •   The scale is 654 mm
  •   bottom bout is 14 1/4"; upper bout is 11"
  •   fingerboard at the nut is 52 mm.
  • Shaller machines
Price: $1,925.00
 with hard case
 
  # 040312


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