A few weeks ago, Paul received a call from a gentleman he’d never spoken to before. Like many conversations with Paul, this one ranged from guitars and motorcycles, fast cars, and the finer things in life.
The callers name was John, and within a few minutes he and Paul discovered that they had many things in common. What transpired from that first call lead up to a monumental event of Paul dropping everything, and driving North in the largest empty white van he could find. The next day, Paul returned to Dream Guitars in Western North Carolina, but this time the van wasn’t empty. If fact it was packed floor to ceiling with over a half a million dollars worth of the finest nylon string Classical Guitars we’ve ever laid eyes on.
“One of the true joys of this business is the chance to touch, feel and play music on bits of history. Guitars are treasures and they tell a story. I was honored to get a call from John asking us to represent his prized collection of some of the very finest Classical and Flamenco guitars ever made. I dropped everything and drove 4 states away very excited to see the fruits of his years of collecting guitars. We spent a wonderful Sunday open case by case, each more impressive than the next, Monch, Pena’ Fernandez, vintage Contreras, Ramirez and Kohno, modern gems such as Blackshear, Redgate and Humphrey. There is even an unplayed 1994 Schneider Kasha guitar complete with a video of Richard Schneider discussing his design. Flamenco guitars by Ramirez, Conde Hermanos, even a rare Valda Sobrino Domingo Estesos, and a Ruck Flamenco cutaway. Just astonishing instruments!”
It may takes Dream Guitars a few months to get all these stunning instruments on to our website, but if you are a lover of Classical and Flamenco guitar, we invite you to make a trip to our shop now. Flights into Asheville put you just 30 minutes from us. We humbly offer you the chance to play the very finest collection of instruments perhaps in the whole of the U.S. Come enjoy them with us. You will be amazed.
The following builders are included in this collection, with multiple guitars from several of the builders:
|Bella J. Gemza||Concert||1973|
|Conde Hermanos||Domingo Esteso Reedicion||2004|
|Greg Smallman Reproduction||Lattice Braced||2002|
|Jeronimo Pena Fernandez||Concert||1974|
|Jeronimo Pena Fernandez||Flameco||1995|
|Jose Ruiz Pedregosa||Concert||2004|
|Manuel Rodriguez e Hyos||La Magnifica||2010|
|Manuel Rodriguez e Hyos||La Maja||2010|
|Manuel Rodriguez e Hyos||La Mereuilla|
|Miguel de Cordova||Flamenco|
|Ramirez||1a La de Camara||1991|
|V. Da y Sobrinos De Domingo Estesto||Flamenco||1950|
|Velazquez ‘Shop Guitar’||Concert||1961|