Fine and Rare Guitars Bruce Banister

(515) 386-8863

guitars@netins.net


  • Antonio de Torres, 1862

    Spruce top, birdseye maple sides and back

    Photos on request.

    Description

    Condition: original

    Price: inquire

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  • Hermann Hauser, 1948

    spruce top, Brazilian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: mint, original

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  • Hermann Hauser, 1959

    spruce top, Indian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: mint

    Price: inquire

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  • Daniel Friederich, 1978

    Cedar top, Indian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: excellent

    Price: inquire

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  • Ignacio Fleta, 1985

    Cedar top, Indian rosewood sides and back

    “ex. Marcelo Kayath”

    Description

    Condition: mint, original

    Price: inquire

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  • Hernández y Aguado, 1966

    Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: excellent, there is one small crack on the back

    Price: inquire

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  • Ignacio Fleta, 1965

    Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: near mint

    Price: inquire

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  • José Luís Romanillos, 1977

    Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: excellent

    Price: inquire

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  • Andrea Tacchi “Bouchet”, 2004

    Spruce top, rosewood sides and back

    “Rodgers machines”

    Description

    Condition: mint

    Price: $19,000

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  • Andrea Tacchi “Thucea”, 2002

    Spruce and cedar top, Indian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: excellent

    Price: $18,000

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  • Manuel Reyes, 1971

    Spruce top, Cypress sides and back

    “ex Manolo Franco”

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    Condition: excellent
    Price: $16,000
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  • Hernández y Aguado, 1973

    Cedar top, Brazilian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: near mint, original

    Price: inquire

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  • Miguel Rodríguez, 1962

    Spruce top (bear claw), rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: excellent

    Price: inquire

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  • Miguel Rodríguez, 1976

    Cedar top, rosewood sides and back

    “Churchdoor”

    Description

    Condition: excellent

    Price: inquire

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  • Marcelo Barbero hijo, 1970

    Spruce top, Indian rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: near perfect

    Price: 15,000

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  • Luis Carzoglio, 1931

    Spruce top, rosewood sides and back

    Description

    Condition: very good

    Price: inquire

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  • José Ramírez, 1964

    Spruce top, rosewood sides and back

    Condition: mint, original

    $11,500

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  • Paulino Bernabé “Imperial”, 2006

    Spruce top, rosewood sides and back

    Condition: mint

    $12,500

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  • Paulino Bernabé “Imperial”, 2006

    Cedar top, rosewood sides and back

    Condition: mint

    $12,500

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  • Thomas Malpanis, 2003

    Spruce top, Cocobolo rosewood sides and back

    Condition: near mint

    $7,500

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  • Antonio Sánchez 1a

    Solid spruce or cedar top

    Indian rosewood sides and back.

    $1,400 (hard case included)

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  • Antonio Sánchez 2a

    Solid spruce or cedar top

    solid Indian rosewood sides, laminated rosewood back

    $1,000 (hard case included)

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MakerYearTop Back and sidesStyle
Aram, Kevin 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Arias, Vicente 1889 Details Spruce Brazilian rosewood Classical
Bernabé, Paulino 2002 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Bernabé, Paulino 2004 Details Cedar Cypress Flamenco
Bernabé, Paulino 2008 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bottelli, Enrico 2004 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bottelli, Enrico 2005 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bottelli, Enrico 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bottelli, Enrico 2011 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bouchet, Robert 1957 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bouchet, Robert 1962 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Bouchet, Robert 1966 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Elliott, Jeffrey 1991 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Elliott, Jeffrey 1994 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fernández, Arcángel 1958 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Fernández, Arcángel 1961 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Esteso, Domingo 1926 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Esteso, Domingo 1935 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Fanton d'Andon, Olivier 2005 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1973 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1959 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1961 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1964 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1965 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1965 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1966 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1967 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1967 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1969 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1969 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1970 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1970 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1972 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1972 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1972 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1972 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1972 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1974 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1974 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1976 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1977 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1981 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1981 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1986 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1991 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 2003 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fleta, Ignacio 1960 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1971 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1971 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1973 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1984 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1986 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1988 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1990 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1992 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 1993 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Friederich, Daniel 2009 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Fernández, Gerundino 1990 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Giussani, Gioachino 1993 Details Spruce Brazilian rosewood Classical
Humphrey, Thomas 1994 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Humphrey, Thomas 1996 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Papazian, Manouk 1967 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Ramírez, José 1964 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Ramírez, José 1969 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Reyes, Manuel 1964 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Flamenco
Reyes, Manuel 1965 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Reyes, Manuel 1997 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Rodríguez, Miguel 1959 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1973 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1974 Details Cedar Cypress Flamenco
Rodríguez, Miguel 1978 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1980 Details Spruce Honduran rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1981 Details Cedar Cypress Flamenco
Rodríguez, Miguel 1986 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1995 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Rodríguez, Miguel 1996 Details Cedar Honduran Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1954 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Hernández y Aguado 1961 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1962 Details Spruce Cypress Flamenco
Hernández y Aguado 1964 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1965 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1966 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1968 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1969 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández y Aguado 1970 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández, Santos 1921 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández, Santos 1930 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández, Santos 1930 Details Spruce Maple Classical
Hernández, Santos 1934 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hernández, Santos 1941 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Simplicio, Francisco 1927 Details Spruce Mahogany Classical
Simplicio, Francisco 1929 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1973 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1973 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1975 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1976 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1978 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1979 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1980 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1982 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1984 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1986 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1987 Details Spruce Maple Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1986 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1986 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1986 Details Spruce Cypress Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1989 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1993 Details Spruce Cypress Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1995 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1997 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 1998 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Romanillos, José Luís 2003 Details Spruce Honduran Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1937 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1938 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1938 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1941 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1952 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1952 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1957 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1959 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1959 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1961 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1962 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1964 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1966 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1968 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1975 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1981 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1995 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1936 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Hauser, Hermann 1999 Details Spruce Maple Classical
Hallgren, Per 2007 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Howell, Richard 2002 Details Cedar Indian Rosewood Classical
Kohno, Masaru 1990 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Oribe, José 2002 Details Cedar Maple Classical
Ruck, Robert 1972 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Ruck, Robert 1981 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Ruck, Robert 1981 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Ruck, Robert 1984 Details Cedar Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Torres Jurado, Antonio 1888 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Torres Jurado, Antonio 1864 Details Spruce Maple Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 1999 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2002 Details Spruce Indian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2003 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2004 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2005 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2005 Details Spruce Satinwood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2006 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2006 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2007 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2008 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Velázquez, Manuel 1954 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2008 Details Spruce Brazilian rosewood Classical
Tacchi, Andrea 2010 Details Spruce Brazilian Rosewood Classical

I will send guitars on approval. Shipping and insurance costs are paid by the prospective buyer. I also require a check covering the cost of the guitar which will be returned if the customer decides against purchase.

If you are interested in a guitar, please call or email me. I prefer a call because I like to get to know the people who buy guitars from me. It is a big decision and I make it a point to satisfy my clients.

If you are looking for something I don't have, let me know and I will do my best to find it.

Bruce Banister

Fine and Rare Guitars Inc.
(515) 386 - 8863
guitars@netins.net

Fine and Rare Guitars is dedicated to bringing the finest classical and flamenco guitars to players and collectors. Every instrument, including the student models, is selected by me.

My priorities are quality of sound, playability and condition.

Having lived for twenty-six years in Europe, I have had the great fortune of experiencing a vast number of guitars from makers the world over. I have procured guitars for important collections such as that of Sheldon Urlik. In addition, some well-known players have benefited as a result of a purchase from me.

My many connections can also help me find a specific guitar for you that may not be in my inventory at the present time. If you would like to sell an instrument, contact me with full details.

It is important to me that my clients are satisfied. Buying a fine guitar is an important and personal decision. Whether you are a novice or a professional, I will do all I can to make sure your guitar purchased from me is the right one.

Bruce Banister

Fine and Rare Guitars Inc.
(515) 386 - 8863
guitars@netins.net

Bruce portrait

In 1971 I traveled to Spain to study guitar. I spoke no Spanish and knew no one. Within two days I had met the famous guitar maker Paulino Bernabé, who became a close friend. I asked his advice about who was the best teacher in Madrid and he said without hesitation, Regino Sainz de la Maza. Paulino called him and arranged an audition. My playing was quite poor, but somehow Don Regino accepted me as a pupil. I studied with him for seven years. It was a great privilege to have had his guidance.

I got to know most of the guitar makers in Madrid; Bernabé, Hernández y Aguado, Arcángel Fernández, Ramírez, to name a few. I spent a great deal of time in Bernabé's shop at Cuchilleros 8 in Madrid watching him build quality guitars. The education and insight has proven invaluable.

Bajo la Palmera CD

"Bajo la palmera"
- Duo Llobet -

Bruce's CD made with Thomas Königs is available for $15.00 which includes S&H in the US.

In 1979 I went on a short trip to Germany and was offered a teaching position at a city music school in Wasserburg am Inn. I did a lot of teaching and performing. Through a friend I met a very fine guitarist, Thomas Königs, who became my duo partner. We worked exceptionally well together and in addition to performing concerts we recorded a CD of Spanish music for Aurophone.

It was during my sojourn in Germany that I began dealing in fine guitars, a business that I continue to expand. My experience as a player and dealer leads me to seek out the finest guitars for the money I can find. I consider myself a caretaker of these wonderful instruments. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly.

Finally, in the fall of 1998 I returned to Iowa, where I grew up. The move was rather traumatic, but we have adjusted and have met some wonderful people. Who knows where the future will take us? One thing is sure - I will always have a few fine guitars around.

Bruce Banister

Fine and Rare Guitars Inc.
(515) 386 - 8863
guitars@netins.net

Santos Hernández, 1921


 

Fine and Rare Guitars Inc.