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Brian Cohen, Guitar Maker

I became a professional guitar maker in 1972, and am now the longest-established independent classical guitar maker in the UK. I specialize in traditional Spanish guitars, made in the authentic Torrres / Hauser 1 'Spanish model' style. I have made and will sometimes accept special commissions also for many other types, including flamenco, requinto, multi-string, steel string 'acoustic' guitars, archtop Jazz, as well as historic reconstructions: these 'Special commissions' are welcomed.

Background and 'Ethos'

I build mainly 'Concert Guitars' which are firmly based in the Torres/Hauser 1 'Spanish model' tradition: These are lightly built using the traditional Spanish method. Maximum attention is given to every aspect of construction, including the method and sequence of construction, design, aesthetics within the traditional constraints, and above all, each guitar is tailored to the individual.

Each guitar are conceived as an individual creation in itself, and at all times the players' tonal, physical and visual requirements are foremost. Power, volume, sustain, projection, rich tonal colour, textures, clarity, voice separation, conceived within the format of these old master guitars are some of the qualities present in all 'Brian Cohen' guitars.

I invite you to take a 'virtual tour' through my website, which is continually under construction and renewal, and I welcome any comments you may have about the site, and look forward to any enquiries you may have.

Please note that as of 2015 due to continuing demand from private clients and the length of my waiting list, new guitars are no longer supplied to any dealers in the UK or worldwide: I prefer to work directly with my customers, who then benefit from the 'lifetime warrantee' that comes with all my guitars available to the original purchaser only, and also benefit from the significant price saving made.

Opening times and all contact details, directions etc. on our 'Contact' page. Visitors welcomed, but strictly by appointment only.